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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 4: going to Montgomery.-appointment of the Cabinet. (search)
e relation of close personal friendship, or had political claims upon me; indeed, with two of them I had no previous acquaintance. Mr. Davis wished very much to appoint the Honorable Robert Barnwell to be Secretary of State, on account of the great confidence he felt in him and of his affection for him; but Mr. Memminger, of South Carolina, was pressed for Seiretary of the Treasury. Mr. Barnwell therefore declined the portfolio of State. Mr. Memminger's portfolio had been intended for Mr. Toombs, of Georgia. Mr. Mallory had been chairman of the Naval Committee in the Senate, and was urged for Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Benjamin's legal attainments caused him to be invited to be Attorney-General. Mr. Reagan was appointed Postmaster-General because of his sturdy honesty, his capacity for labor, and his acquaintance with the territory of the Southern States. Mr. Leroy Pope Walker's name was the only one urged by Alabama for the War Department. The Confederate Congress decla
the situation and the probable extent and duration of the war, and of the provision that should be made for the defence of the seceding States. Before secession, Mr. Davis thought war would result from it; and after secession he expressed the view that the war then commenced would be an extensive one. The idea that Mr. Davis was so extreme in his views, is a new one. He was extremely conservative on the subject of secession. The suggestion that Mississippi would have preferred General Toombs or Mr. Cobb for President has no foundation in fact. My opinion is that no man could have obtained a single vote in the Mississippi delegation against Mr. Davis, who was then, as he is now, the most eminent and popular of all the citizens of Mississippi. The late Duncan F. Kenner, of Louisiana, formerly a member both of the Federal and Confederate Congress, wrote: My recollections of what transpired at the time are very vivid and positive. Who should be President? was t
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 62: leaving Charlotte.—The rumors of surrender. (search)
nd, the train moved on, and we continued our journey to Washington. We found the whole town in a state of most depressing disorder. General and Mrs. Elzey called to see me, and said that when the news of the surrender was received there, the quartermasters' and commissaries' stores had been sacked, and Mrs. Elzey laughingly told me she had picked up a card of pearl buttons in the street which General Elzey insisted she should throw down again, as it was undoubtedly public property. General Toombs called with many kind offers of hospitality, but I was anxious to get off before Mr. Davis could reach Washington, fearful that his uneasiness about our safety would cause him to keep near our train and of his being pursued by the enemy. My young brother Jefferson had been paroled at Augusta, and came at once to join and offer me his services. Colonel Moody, a Mississippi lawyer who was going home, and Colonel Moran, of Louisiana, volunteered to accompany us and take charge of the
e tells me that only one matter was brought before the Cabinet, viz., the proposition to subsidize steamers, to keep open communication with the West Indies. Since the interview with Mr. Memminger, I have taxed my memory to recall what passed, and it seems to me that, whether it was before the Cabinet or not, the other proposal, viz., to purchase certain steamers, was spoken of at the cabinet meeting at which I was present by invitation. I think I rememn ber someone, possibly it was General Toombs, making a remark that showed that he had confused the two measures altogether, and thought the proposition was for the Government to buy the steamers, and then subsidize a company to manage them, or something of that sort. This is a vague and indistinct recollection, however, and I merely mention it because the same incidents may have made an impression upon the others. As well as I can remember, I spoke in favor of both measures. Mr. Memminger thinks otherwise, but subsequent
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Fredericksburg, Va. (search)
igade, Brig.-Gen. E. McIver Law: 4th Ala.,----; 44th Ala.,----; 6th N. C.,----; 54th N. C., Col. J. C. S. McDowell; 57th N. C., Col. A. C. Godwin. Brigade loss: k, 50; w, 164; m, 5 == 219. Robertson's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. J. B. Robertson: 3d Ark.,----; 1st Tex.,----; 4th Tex.,----; 5th Tex.,----. Brigade loss: k, 1; w, 4 == 5. Anderson's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. George T. Anderson: 1st Ga. (Regulars),----; 7th Ga.,----; 8th Ga.,----; 9th Ga.,----; 11th Ga.,----. Brigadeloss: k,2; w,8; m, 4 == 14. Toombs's Brigade, Col. H. L. Benning: 2d Ga.,----; 15th Ga.,----; 17th Ga.,----; 20th Ga.,----. Brigade loss: k, 1; w, 12; m, 2 == 15. Artillery: S. C. Battery (German Art'y), Capt. W. K. Bachman; S. C. Battery (Palmetto Light Art'y), Capt. Hugh R. Garden; N. C. Battery (Rowan Art'y), Capt. James Reilly. Ransom's division, Brig.-Gen. Robert Ransom, Jr. Ransom's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Robert Ransom, Jr.: 24th N. C.,----; 25th N. C., Lieut.-Col. Samuel C. Bryson; 35th N. C.,----; 49th N. C.,----;
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Georgia militia about Atlanta. (search)
rred, and stated that the enemy were in very large numbers and would, in all probability, attack again at day-light in such strength that my small force could not hold them back for more than a very short time. But, so long as he held his army at Smyrna Station, I should continue to resist the farther advance of the Federals, unless I received an order from him to withdraw. Before that note was dispatched, General W. H. Jackson, the commander of the cavalry that I was supporting, and General Toombs, chief of my staff, joined me. At their earnest request I modified the note I had just written by adding: I would retire at daylight if I did not get orders during the night to hold the position as long as possible. At 1 A. M., July 5th, in reply, I received an order from General Johnston to withdraw my command at the dawn of day. When we arrived at the works on the north bank of the Chattahoochee we found them occupied by General Johnston's army. I suppose that previously to the rec
d been gracious enough to suspend, was never reconsidered; the temporary release became permanent, and, in lieu of being summoned to a Court Martial, I was shortly afterwards promoted to the rank of Major General with the command of two additional brigades. The accession of Benning's and Anderson's brigades, which had already taken part in a number of battles, composed a division which any general might justly have felt honored to command. The former brigade had been gallantly led by General Toombs at Sharpsburg. I experienced much interest in training these troops, as I endeavored to excite emulation among them and thoroughly arouse their pride, in accordance with the system of education I had pursued with the Fourth Texas Regiment, Law's, and my original brigade. Under the unfortunate organization of brigades by States, I lost the Eighteenth Georgia Regiment and Hampton's Legion, to both of which commands, I, as well as my Texas troops, had become warmly attached. The former h
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington, Chapter 15: Confederate losses — strength of the Confederate Armies--casualties in Confederate regiments — list of Confederate Generals killed — losses in the Confederate Navy. (search)
th Alabama Wilcox's Longstreet's 24 105 -- 129 18th Virginia Pickett's Longstreet's 14 99 5 118 13th Virginia Elzey's Ewell's 27 84 -- 111 Garnett's Farm, Va.--Golding's Farm, Va.           June 27, 28, 1862.             2d Georgia Toombs's Jones's 14 106 -- 120 8th Georgia Anderson's Jones's 24 57 11 92 7th Georgia Anderson's Jones's 12 66 -- 78 Savage Station, Va.             June 29, 1862.             3d South Carolina Kershaw's McLaws's 23 108 4 135 7th South's 24 131 -- 155 1st South Carolina Gregg's A. P. Hill's 25 126 -- 151 18th Georgia Wofford's Hood's 19 133 -- 152 23d South Carolina Evans's Anderson's 27 122 -- 149 1st S. C. Rifles Gregg's A. P. Hill's 24 122 -- 146 20th Georgia Toombs's Jones's 19 113 -- 132 9th Georgia Anderson's Jones's 12 116 -- 128 26th Georgia Lawton's Ewell's 37 87 -- 124 60th Georgia Lawton's Ewell's 22 101 -- 123 6th South Carolina Jenkins's Pickett's 13 102 -- 115 15th A
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter3 (search)
overed the heights on the Virginia side of the Potomac from a point above Georgetown to the hill south of Alexandria. The accessions to the army since July 21st had been the excellent brigade of Georgians formed and brought to Virginia by General Toombs, two regiments from Mississippi, and one each from North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Texas. This statement is from memory. The consequences of neglect on the part of the Government of the Confederate States to prepare for a great orn, G. W. Smith, J. Longstreet, and T. J. Jackson, were appointed majors-general to command them. Bonham's, Early's, and Rodes's brigades, formed Van Dorn's division; D. R. Jones's, Ewell's, and Cocke's, joined Longstreet's; those of S. Jones, Toombs, and Wilcox, G. W. Smith's; and Jackson's was composed of his former brigade, Elzey's, Crittenden's, and Walker's. No army composed of new troops ever had general officers of more merit than those just enumerated. This fact, and the admirabl
Condemned out of their own Mouths — In the instructions which Mr. Toombs, as Secretary of State, gave to privateers, we find the following passage: Neutral vessels, conveying enemies' despatches, or military persons in the service of the enemy, forfeit their neutral character, and are liable to capture and condemnation. If we had applied this general rule to the Trent, she would have been lying in one of our harbors as a prize.--Cincinnati Times, Dec. 2.
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