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d goes to White Oak. his letter to General Lee. he Reaches Chesterville. his telegram to President Davis urging concentration. remarks upon General Badeau's interpretation of this telegram. approrces. From Chesterville, on the 21st, General Beauregard sent the following telegram to President Davis: Should enemy advance into North Carolina, towards Charlotte and Salisbury, as is nre, the fate of the Confederacy would be secure. G. T. Beauregard. It seems, according to Mr. Davis's book, Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, vol. II., p. 631. that this demand for ht arise, was so much to be dreaded, General Johnston, at the request of General Lee, In President Davis's work, vol. II., p. 631, we read: A few days subsequent to the events in North Carolina tl was ever so circumstanced, until, near the close of the war, when General Lee was given what Mr. Davis, perhaps appropriately, called the nominal dignity of Generalin-chief Rise and Fall of the Co
as composed the notorious 15th Federal Corps, require no prompting to be aware that, in military discipline as well as in law, what is not prohibited is allowed. Among the witnesses summoned—so to say—by General Sherman in support of his allegation that the Confederate cavalry, and not his troops, caused the destruction of the capital of South Carolina, is General O. O. Howard, who commanded the right wing of the Federal army at that time. General Sherman in his Hartford speech said: Mr. Davis was not in Columbia during that fire, nor was General Hampton. I was, and so was General 0. 0. Howard * * * and fourteen thousand honest, good, true Union soldiers. * * * The fire in Columbia, on the night of February 17th, 1865, in my judgment, then and now, was caused by particles of burning cotton. * * * The cotton was unquestionably set fire to by the Confederate cavalry, etc. General Sherman is unfortunate in the selection of his witness, for we have it from the Rev. P. J. Shand, wh
enl. Received at 1 P. M. G. W. Lay, Lieut.-Col. Headquarters, Dept. N. C. And so. Va. In the field, near Chester, Va., May 29th, 1864. To his Excellency President Davis, Richmond, Va.: Sir,—I had the honor to receive yesterday afternoon, through Colonel Wood, your letter of the 28th inst., enclosing a copy of Generalim an opportunity to strike at the Weldon Railroad, within three miles of which his left then rested. He obtained possession of a considerable portion of it— from Davis's farm, near the city, southward—suffering a loss of a thousand men. On the 19th Colquitt's and Clingman's brigades of Hoke's division were detached to take part w as follows: Headquarters, Department N. C. And so. Va., near Petersburg, August 23d, 1864. Respectfully forwarded through General R. E. Lee to his Excellency President Davis for his information. Such an act of gallantry as herein described, and of devotion to one's flag, reflects the highest credit on the officer who perfor<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The gold and silver in the Confederate States Treasury. (search)
sibility, to convey it to Macon, Ga. Mrs. President Davis and family were in town. They had left We started the same day for Newberry, S. C. Mrs. Davis and family were provided by General Preston sed the remainder of the night in the cars. Mrs. Davis and family here left me and went to the housarted for Abbeville. On the way we met Mrs. President Davis and family, escorted by Col. Burton N. arned that they were the advance guard of President Davis. About 10 A. M., May 2, 1865, Presidenvis and his Cabinet (save Messrs. Trenholm and Davis) rode in. They were escorted by four skeleton al Duke. I had several interviews with President Davis and found him calm and composed, and resoem, and they never faltered. I am sure that Mr. Davis and Mr. Mallory, if they were alive, would tds say, vara suspeecious. Capture of President Davis. Mr. Davis was captured on the morning Abbeville. There were with him at the time Mrs. Davis and three children; Miss Howell, her sister;[6 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An effort to rescue Jefferson Davis. (search)
rom it will give its main purport: His Excellency President Davis. My Dear Sir,—Having seen the terms up2d of April I wrote again from Greensborough to President Davis, and a few extracts from that letter are here gs convenient. Will then confer. (Signed,) Jeff'n Davis. I think the word not in the above was used inst communication from myself. On the 26th April, President Davis telegraphed to me from Charlotte, N. C., as folu in the command of the cavalry. (Signed,) Jeff'n Davis. In response to the summons of President Davis, President Davis, I had met him in Charlotte, where, after a full consultation, he approved of the plan suggested, and he gave meGeneral Johnston that I had special orders from President Davis, I did not consider myself as embraced in the sth me; but that I was acting under the order of President Davis, and was therefore free to join him. After a mohed on towards Charlotte, where I hoped to meet President Davis. On the last day of our journey, after a lon
Last year the post-office at Richmond, Va., paid $2,671, and that at Norfolk $220, over expenses. Mr. Lincoln received last week from an office-seeker a petition said to be over two miles in length! Miss Prescott, the popular magazine writer is about to be married to Mr. Richard Spofford, a Boston lawyer. It is said that the copy-right of "Dixie's Land" has given to the author four thousand dollars. There were fifteen deaths in New York city of small-pox last week. Thursday, April 4, is the day appointed for prayer and fasting in Massachusetts. Mrs. President Davis held her first levee in Montgomery, on Wednesday night last. Dr. Guernsey is now the editor of Harper's Magazine.
ention. Colonel Magruder, in his official account of the battle, his done this battalion justice; but, as only a few will see this account, I ask, as a simple act of justice, that this be published Colonel Magruder, since the battle, is certain that we were attacked by upwards of five thousand men, and between three and four hundred of the enemy killed and wounded. As a piece of interesting news, of which you have not yet, I believe, become possessed, I will mention that, on the 12th, Captain Davis, Lieutenant Lea, and Dr. Martin, of the New York Firemen Zouaves, came with a flag of truce from General Butler to our out-post, to treat with Colonel Magruder in relation to their dead, wounded, and prisoners. The result of the interview has not transpired, except that one of their prisoners was exchanged for one of ours. It is said by military men that this is a positive recognition of us, as a belligerent power, and will be so regarded by the nations of Europe. A Participant.
The Daily Dispatch: June 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], The vote on the Ordinance of Secession. (search)
Mounted Guerilla Rangers --Col J. J. Daniel and Lieut. Thos. W. Upshur are raising, for immediate service in Gen. Wise's Brigade, a corps of Mounted Guerilla Rangers. Their movement is sanctioned by Col. Davis, and we have reason to believe that the plan they propose will result in a most effective acquisition to our Southern forces. The officers above named are endeavoring to secure some pecuniary aid from the citizens of Richmond, since it has been determined to arm and equip the corps in the most approved style, and we hope that every man of means will exhibit his patriotism by responding favorably to their appeal. Guerilla fighting will help us out wonderfully.
ad of the Engineer Corps, 80; Thayer, Engineer, 80; Craig, head of the Ordnance Department, 76; Ripley, Ordnance, 70; Sumner, 65; Lawson, Surgeon General, 80; Larned, Paymaster General, 70; Gibson, Commissary General; Churchill, Inspector General; and Thomas, Adjutant General, are old men, having entered the army in the beginning of the present century — Gibson in 1808, and Churchill in 1812. On the other hand, remarks the Columbia Guardian, we find in the Army of the Confederate State Davis, Commander-in-Chief, a young man comparatively, and full of energy, vigor and fire; Beauregard, only between 40 and 50, in the full vigor of health; Lee, about 54 or 55; Bragg, active, vigorous and efficient, with others that might be named did we know their precise ages. In the physique of our officers, and in the materiel of their command, the Confederate States have a decided advantage over the enemy. But above all these they have the higher advantage and the favor of the Almighty, in t
The Daily Dispatch: June 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Later account, direct from the Fortress — interesting details. (search)
s Monroe, Hampton, or Newport News, Butler's command being entirely occupied in grieving over their defeat, and each Regiment endeavoring to shift the disgrace thereof upon the other. The question to be settled among them is not which did the most to prevent defeat — but who were the greatest cowards. All who were not of the party concede to the whole force this latter claim. Butler himself was so much occupied with his grief that he even omitted to "sneer" the visitors yesterday. Major Davis came up in the steamship this morning, on his way to Washington, as a bearer of dispatches. As the Georgeanna went down, she rescued a negro who was clinging to a capsized boat, a short distance this side of Old Point. He was taken on board, when he told them that he was a slave of John Payne, and that he had run away to avoid fighting. When the steamer arrived, Butler "confiscated" the negro, and retained him. The reports in Hampton show that the Confederate troops are rap
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