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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Some war history never published. (search)
ourt-House a few days thereafter, late in the afternoon, and proceeded to the quarters of General Beauregard. On the same evening General Johnston and I called to pay our respects. No official subj, by appointment of the President, a conference was had between himself, General Johnston, General Beauregard, and myself. Various matters of detail were introduced by the President, and talked over Western Virginia, Pensacola, or wherever might be most expedient. General Johnston and General Beauregard both said that a force of sixty thousand such men would be necessary, and that this force r recollections of that conference agree fully with this statement of General G. W. Smith. C. T. Beauregard, General, C. S. Army. J. E. Johnston, General, C. S. Army. Signed in triplicate. Centrevilongress. The fifth volume has arrived, and promptly looking for the secret paper of Johnston, Beauregard and Smith, I was surprised to find at the head of the paper a date, not existing on the copy y
, the greatest gift and been of a nation, independence; the well organized condition and effectiveness, minus some exceptions, where influence overslaughed qualifications, of the Commissary Departments; the character and bearing of our officers, minus a few gilt shoulder-strapped boys and petted parvenus, who are too ignorant to be officers in fact, and too lazy to be soldiers, even in fancy — our officers, who see an example worthy the most grateful emulation in our beloved and "peerless Beauregard;" the admirable and antired tape system of our all-seeing Secretary of War, Mr. Benjamin, whose ruling spirit in the military menage, is highly gratifying to our men and commanders, and whose correct course, irregardless of aura popularis, has placed the War Office in that smooth working state it required, the country demands. An old German writer says, let but the chief machinery be worked by strong muscle and good oil, and it lasts longer and given more satisfaction. So let our de
Interesting Correspondence. --The Savannah Republican gave a description, some weeks ago, of a palmetto hat, the handiwork of Mrs. Mary Mather, of the village of Thunderbolt, Ga., and designed as a present for the gallant leader of our armies on the Potomac. The following correspondence shows that it has reached its destination; and been received with a gallantry characteristic of the hero of Manassas Plains: Savannah, Geo., Dec. 23, 1861. Gen. C. T. Beauregard: Dear Sir: --As one of your admiring country women — though having perhaps, as little personal interest in public affairs as any one else, having nearly accomplished the term allotted to humanity, I beg you will accepts, as the work of my own hands, the accompanying hat, made of the Palmetto that grows so abundantly through the low country of the Southern Confederacy. It will serve you a good turn in your next summer campaign, and should Heaven vouchsafe to us a cessation of arms, you will find it equally u