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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 1,765 1 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 1,301 9 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 947 3 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 914 0 Browse Search
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House 776 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 495 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 485 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 456 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 410 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 405 1 Browse Search
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edom of our own soil, our homes, our State. Well done old Elizabeth City! Prond am I of my old — my native county. Though the enemy in great numbers is at our doors, we must, we will stand up and defend our firesides, though no assistance has been or probably will be sent us. Let our brave volunteers make this peninsula "the Thermopyla" of Virginia. We have no Leonidas to lead us, but let every man be himself a Leonidas, rather than give up the fairest portion of the Old Dominion to Lincoln's myrmidons.--The very idea of "falling back" 20 miles before we make a stand, is sufficient to stir the blood of every true man in our midst. What! desert our homes and leave behind us defenceless women and children, and not strike a blow? It will not do. We hear it rumored that armed men from Old Point will probably be at the polls next Thurday. Should it be so, you will hear of the commencement of the fight in true earnest. We now have the mortification of seeing soldiers from O
ountry, and whose veracity has never been questioned, recently passed through this city, and while here he made known a very important fact. He said that early in the history of the Lincoln Administration General Scott addressed a letter to Abraham Lincoln, stating that he would never fight against Virginia and the South, and recommending a conciliatory policy. W. H. Seward replied, assuring the old General that Mr. Lincoln would coerce, even though it might lead to securing another CommanderMr. Lincoln would coerce, even though it might lead to securing another Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. forces. General Scott finally yielded to Black Republican pressure, though the Administration doubt as to his being heart and soul with them, and hence are in favor of substituting a younger and more energetic man. I believe the above information is reliable, and therefore place it at your disposal. General Scott has not, and cannot have, that zeal and enthusiasm in destroying his mother, that Gen. Lee and President Davis have in defending her.-- He is led on by the $17,
aroused, and are fast making every preparation for the defence of our homes and our firesides. Volunteer companies are springing up in all directions. We have at present four regularly organized companies, and others forming. With a suffrage of not more than four hundred and twenty, we have ready for action now, at a moment's notice, three hundred and fifty men enrolled as volunteers, besides a large home guard. Can any county beat Middlesex? All we want are good arms, and when any of Lincoln's horde shall dare desecrate our soil by a tread of their feet, they will meet a foe who know how to maintain their rights. Give us, then, arms, and we ask no more. To-morrow, some of our volunteer forces will be inspected by Major Ker, and soon mustered into service, they will do good work whenever they may be called, though I presume they will not be taken away from our county, as the beautiful Rappahannock needs as much guarding as any of our rivers, and it should not be left unpro
iotic devotion to their country's weal. I am perfectly satisfied that their daughters have inherited in full measure the same spirit. Our people intend to fight to the death for their homes and their altars, and even should it so turn out that Lincoln's Government should succeed in "crushing" or "wiping out" the South, which seem to be the pet phrases now so freely used by our enemies in reference to us, it will have been a costly struggle, and their victory will ruin them. But we have little fear of their success. 1st. Because our cause is righteous. 2d. The people of the South, thanks to Lincoln's tolly and perfidy, are now very nearly a unit. 3d. We are fighting at home and for home. We ask only to be permitted to govern ourselves. We wish to relieve our late associates from all participation in the sin which has so sorely troubled their consciences. 4th. We have soldiers enough, an army made up of the very best material and commanded by officers second to none on ea
ts are the only principles which any nation recognizes. We mean no disparagement to England, therefore, when we say that, show us what her interests are, and we will tell you what her course will be in the present controversy. Certainly, thus far, the tone of her press has wonderfully altered from any it has ever held before. Most of the leading journals have discovered that there is a South as well as a North, and speak of "Mr. President Davis" with as much respect as "Mr. President Lincoln." The great Thunderer, the London Times, leads the column upon the Southern side. Lord John Russell and the Law Courts recognize the South as "a belligerent power," and entitled to issue letters of marque and reprisal. The proposition of the Northern press to agree to the Treaty of Paris which before they had refused, comes too late, because England has already acknowledged the right of the South to issue letters of marque, and moreover, having that right, the South refuses to relinquish
ives Virginians! the invaders are upon you.--The bloody standard of tyranny is erected on your soil. They come to butcher and enslave — they come to desolate your homes, to slaughter your children — to pollute your wives and daughters. To arms! let their accursed blood quench the thirst of your fields. Great God! what rage! what transports of fury should be excited by the mercesary tools of Despots, polluting our sacred soil! Sacred love of country! guide and impel our avenging steel! Liberty! beloved liberty! rally with thy animating voice Victory to the standard of thy defenders! Down with the tyrants! Let their accurned blood manure our fields. The telegraph announces that Lincoln's armed mercenaries yesterday morning invaded the Commonwealth of Virginia 3 nd took possession of Alexandria. The fact is enough. If we are worthy of the freedom we have boasted, of the glorious ancestors, who won that freedom for us we will maintain it or die! To arm
ming down with the flag wrapped around him, he met Mr. Jackson, when Ellsworth remarked, "Here, I have got a prize." Jackson replied "Yes, and here is another prize." --at the same time levelling his double barrel shot-gun, and shooting Ellsworth dead on the spot. Jackson was speedily murdered by the Zouaves. The shot that killed him pierced his brain. Mrs. Jackson and her sister, as we are informed, took possession of the flag, drew revolvers, and defied the Zouaves, who endeavored to take it from them. The ladies tore the flag into shreds, determined that it should not pass into the hands of Lincoln's ruffians. Connected with this affair, we may publish the following copy of a card, which Mr. Jackson had circulated to advertise his business. It shows the spirit of the man: Marshall House. James W. Jackson, Proprietor. Corner King and Pitt Streets, Alexandria, Virginia. Virginia is determined, and will conquer, under the command of Jeff Davis.
Not there. --It is said that William B. Astor, when called on to make good his liberal promises of millions to Lincoln's Government to carry on the war, incontinently backed down.