Kirby Smith to allow my chief-of-staff, Major T. C. Moncure, to accompany me; and Governor Allen said he would avail himself of this opportunity to write a letter to the Emperor of France, of which his aide-de-camp, Colonel Ernest Miltenberger, should be the bearer. It lay within the sphere of authority of General Kirby Smith to grant Major Moncure and myself a leave of absence of six months. Neither the chief of the War Department nor President Davis had to be consulted in the matter, and in point of fact they were not. I did not read the letter which Governor Allen wrote, and, therefore, cannot speak de visu of its contents, but in a letter addressed to the editor of the Washington Post, bearing date Washington, March 16th, and published in that paper under the heading, ‘Lost Chapter in History,’ I note the passage: “A paper was prepared, which I read, to be presented to Napoleon III, quoting the third article of the treaty of Paris, ceding Louisiana to the United States,” etc., etc. There was no other paper prepared than Governor Allen's letter, and since the correspondent of the Washington Post has read it, he knows as well as I do that it contained no such bargain as that suggested by the Washington Post—viz., the retrocession of Louisiana to France in return for armed intervention, nor does he assert it verbatim. I have said that I enjoyed Governor Allen's confidence. This is not a mere commonplace sentence. In fact, before our departure, Governor Allen imparted to me a scheme of his of a somewhat surprising nature, and which, at the time, might well have borne the stamp, ‘Confidential.’ I shall disclose it further on, and it will serve to dispose of some other assertions of a speculative character which have appeared in the Washington Post. Meanwhile, I go on with my narrative. Having no memorandum notes at my disposal at the time I write, I cannot give precise dates, but I believe it was in March, 1865, that Colonel E. Miltenberger, Major Moncure, and myself left Shreveport on what may have appeared a special mission of some kind. Of us three, Colonel E. Miltenberger alone was invested with an official character, confined, however, to the State of Louisiana, not emanating from the Confederacy as an aggregate of States. Our path lay through the breadth of Texas, and the news of my
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Remarks of Captain John Lamb on March 24 , 1899 , at Richmond, Virginia , in the Hall of R. E. Lee Camp, no. 1 , C. V. In accepting, on behalf of the Camp , the portrait of General Thomas T. Munford , C. S. Cavalry .
The causes of the war [from the Sunday News , Charleston, S. C. , November 28 , 1897 .]
An able paper read by Julian L. Wells before Camp Moultrie , sons of Confederate Veterans,
Joseph Wheeler .
Parole list of Engineer troops, Army of Northern Virginia , surrendered at Appomattox C. H. , April 9th , 1865 .
Mr. John Witherspoon Dubose Reviews the failure of Confederate diplomacy.
A midnight charge [from the times-dispatch, May 16 , 1904 .]
The battle of Shiloh [from the New Orleans, la, Picayune , Sept. , 25 , 1904 .]
Presentation of the portrait of Lieut.-General Wade Hampton , C. S. Cavalry , [from the times-dispatch, September 16 , 1904 .]
Southern women in the Civil war. [from the New Orleans, la. , Picayune , June 12 , 1904 .]
Address of General Stephen D. Lee , [from the Richmond, Va. , News-leader, June 14 , 1934 .]
The battle of Gettysburg , [from the times-dispatch, April 10 , 1904 .]
Captain John Holmes Smith 's account.
Confederate States ' flags.
The Sixth Corps remote from the. Early morning attack.
Lomaxs Cavalry Division about; and Custer 's and Merritt 's divisions present advance.
The Fredericksburg artillery , Captain Edward S. Marye , [from the times-dispatch, January 8 , 1905 .]
The ironclad ram Virginia - Confederate States Navy, [from the Richmond, Va. , News-leader, April 1 , 1904 .]
Memorial day address by Major Graham Daves , at Raleigh, N. C. , May 10 , 1901 .
Sherman 's expedition from Vicksburg to Meridian , Feb. 3 , to March 6 , 1864 [from the New Orleans, la. , Picayune , July 27 , 1904 .]
The Shenandoah .
Captain James I. Waddell .
Prevarication of General Miles .
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