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rous bad; others had seen him often, but wanted to see him in town, just to look at him. I told them where his family residence was, but as they feared that they could not leave the Transportation Office long enough to find Franklin Street, I dare say the poor fellows did not see General Lee. This morning I had almost the same conversation with another crowd in the same place. It is delightful to see how they reverence.him, and almost as much for his goodness as for his greatness. April 1, 1864. My diary has been somewhat neglected, for after looking over commissary accounts for six hours in the day, and attending to home or hospital duties in the afternoon, I am too much wearied to write much at night. There are reports of movements in the armies which portend bloody work as the season advances. Oh that the Lord may have us in his holy keeping! We continue quite comfortable at home. Of course provisions are scarce; but, thanks to our country friends and relatives, we
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 44: the lack of food and the prices in the Confederacy. (search)
$10 per pound; tallow, $6.50. Bacon brought $7.75 per pound by the 100 pounds. Flour selling in Columbus, Ga., 75 cents a pound, from wagons. Flour by the bushel, $5, meal $1, in 1864. March 25th.-Flour, $15 a barrel. March 2gth.-Great crowds are funding their Treasury notes to-day; but prices of provisions are not diminished. White beans, such as I paid $60 a bushel for early this month, are now held at $75. What shall we do to subsist until the next harvest? April 1, 1864.-Tea, $22; coffee, $12; brown sugar, $10; flour, $125 a barrel; milk, $4 a quart. Part of this diary is taken from the Diary of a Southern Refugee. The following prices are now paid in this city: boots, $200; coats, $350; pants, $100; shoes, $125; flour, $275 per barrel; meal, $60 to $80 per bushel; bacon, $9 per pound; no beef in market; chickens, $30 per pair; shad, $20; potatoes, $25 per bushel; turnip greens, $4 per peck; white beans, $4 per quart; or $120 per bushel; butter
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 45: exchange of prisoners and Andersonville. (search)
he poor prisoners were then photographed and exhibited to fire the Northern heart. One final effort was made to obtain an exchange. Mr. Davis sent a delegation from the prisoners at Andersonville to plead their cause at Washington. It was of no avail. They were refused an audience with President Lincoln, and returned to tell their fellowprisoners there was no hope of relief. In the official report of General B. F. Butler, he said: General Grant visited Fortress Monroe on April 1, 1864. To him the state of the negotiation as to exchange (Mr. Davis's proposition to exchange all white and free black soldiers, leaving the question as to slaves to be disposed of later) was verbally communicated, and most emphatic directions were received from the Lieutenant-General, not to take any step by which another able-bodied man should be exchanged until further orders from him. After conversation with General Grant in reply to the proposition of Mr. Ould to exchange all priso
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Red River campaign. (search)
The opposing forces in the Red River campaign. As constituted about April 1st, 1864, with subsequent changes of Union commanders partly indicated. The Union Army.-Major-General Nathaniel P. Banks. Headquarters Troops (Guard): A and B, Capt. Richard W. Francis. (Escort): C, Capt. Frank Sayles. Thirteenth Army Corps (detachment), Brig.-Gen. Thomas E. G. Ransom (w), Brig.-Gen. Robert A. Cameron. Third division, Brig.-Gen. Robert A. Cameron. First Brigade, Lieut.-Col. Aaron M. Flory: 46th Ind., Capt. William M. De Hart; 29th Wis., Maj. Bradford Hancock. Second Brigade, Col. William H. Raynor: 24th Iowa, Maj. Edward Wright; 28th Iowa, Col. John Connell; 56th Ohio, Capt. Maschil Manring. Artillery. A, Ist Mo., Lieut. Elisha Cole; 2d Ohio, Lieut. Wm. H. Harper. Fourth division, Col. William J. Landram. First Brigade, Col. Frank Emerson (w and c): 77th Ill., Lieut.-Col. Lysander R. Webb; 67th Ind. (non-veterans of 60th Ind. attached), Maj. Francis A. Sears; 19th Ky., Li
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The ram Tennessee at Mobile Bay. (search)
s of exceedingly tough and malleable iron seven inches wide, two inches thick, and 21 feet long. Three layers of the 2-inch plates were bolted on the forward end of the shield as far as the after end of the pilot-house (which extended about two feet above the top of the shield), and from that point to the termination of the shield two plates of 2-inch and one of 1-inch were used. While this tedious work was progressing, the machinery and guns were placed in position, and about the 1st of April, 1864, the vessel was ready to receive her crew. As executive officer of the station under the admiral, I had superintended the completion of the vessel, and by his request I was now selected for the command, being immediately afterward promoted to the grade of commander. But as the draught of the vessel was over thirteen feet, and there were only nine feet of water on Dog River bar, at the mouth of the Mobile River, it became a serious problem to solve as to the means of floating her ov
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
o sympathizing friend among the rulers, to speak a word of substantial comfort, excepting the Pope of Rome. See page 47. whose power to help was less than nothing. They knew that the sentiment of the civilized world, unbiassed by self-interest, was against their cause. They saw England, from which they had hoped most, virtually laughing at their calamity, and its people offering no other aid than such as the greed of traffic might supply for a full equivalent of profit; On the 1st of April, 1864, Lord Lyons, the British minister at Washington, forwarded to Jefferson Davis, by permission of our Government, a letter from Earl Russell, the British Foreign Secretary, in which, in the name of her Majesty's Government, he protested ,against the further procuring of pirate vessels within the British dominions by the Confederates. After courteously reciting facts connected with the matter, Russell said: Under these circumstances, her Majesty's Government protests and remonstrates aga
York lost 222 men who died in Confederate prisons, the regiment having been captured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864. The loss by disease, accidents, etc., in the 132d New York includes 31 men who were killed at Bachelor's Creek, N. C., May 26, 1 864, by an accidental explosion of torpedoes. The 107th New York was the first regiment from the North to organize under the second call and the first to arrive at Washington, in acknowledgment of which it received a banner from the State, and ouits were transferred to other regiments. The 41st and 42d Regiments were thirty-days mein, who were called out at the time of Bragg's invasion. There was no Battery D organized. The 33d Infantry was consolidated with the 26th Infantry on April 1st, 1864. The 4th, 40th, 45th, 47th, 48th, 52d, 53d, 54th and 55th Regiments served as mounted infantry. Indiana.--This State sent five regiments of volunteers to the Mexican War, and hence it was deemed advisable, for historic reasons, to comm
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
eneral Butler certainly gave his very earnest support to the war; and he gave his own best efforts personally to the suppression of the Rebellion. May I ask the reader to go back with me for a few moments and look at the map of Bermuda Hundred where the exact configuration, topography, and situation of the peninsula of the Bermuda Hundred is accurately shown. See pp. 659-662. If he will then examine pages 627 and 628 of Chapter XIV., he will find that I met General Grant on the 1st of April, 1864, and with a map of Bermuda Hundred before him explained to him its relation to Petersburg, Richmond, and their vicinage on the James and Appomattox Rivers, showing him that by the possession of the two rivers, at a point between the Point of Rocks on the Appomattox and Osborn on the James, where the rivers were about three miles apart, a line of intrenchments could be thrown over that distance so as to make that peninsula, some thirty square miles, an intrenched camp as impregnable as
ecall. ”Go, where along the lurid front The Union vanguards tramp! Do your whole duty, danger spurn, When Freedom's laurelled, then return-- These arms shall be your camp! ”As I would ask, so you have done-- God shield you! is my charm: Should you survive, redeem this kiss, And should you perish, one will miss From life its sweetest balm. ”These tears attest the grief I feel-- God's and my own true blue! For every one speed thou a shot; When quietus the foe has got, Valor for love may sue.“ So spoke my own brave girl, and fled, Fearing her heart's dread pain Would traitor prove unto her will, And rising with rebellious thrill, Persuade me to remain. To die for her were sweeter far Than loved by less to live; Such natures wear an aspect grand, As with an unreserving hand They answer Duty's “give!” O woman! how much patriot fire Thy breath has woke to flame! How many heroes were not such But for thy consecrating touch, None less than God can name! San Francisco, April 1, 18
orize a new issue of Notes and Bonds. Sec. 1. The Congress of the confederate States of America do enact, That the holders of all treasury notes above the denomination of five dollars, not bearing interest, shall be allowed until the first day of April, 1864, east of the Mississippi River, and until the first day of July, 1864, west of the Mississippi River, to fund the same, and until the periods and at the places stated, the holders of all such treasury notes shall be allowed to fund the supon only sixty-six and two thirds cents for every dollar promised upon their face, and shall be redeemable only in new treasury notes at that rate; but, after the passage of this act, no call certificates shall be issued until after the first day of April, 1864. Sec. 10. That if any bank of deposit shall give its depositors the bonds authorized by the first section of this act in exchange for their deposits, and specify the same on the bonds by some distinctive mark or token, to be agreed up
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