ionized the naval warfare of all nations and became the terror of the seas, was fashioned out of old hulks or picked up in foreign places; see how a world in arms was held at bay by a people and a soldiery whom he held together with an iron will and hurled like a flaming thunderbolt at their foes.
The Cabinet of Jefferson Davis.
In his Cabinet he gathered the foremost civilians of the land— Toombs, Hunter, Benjamin, Bragg, Watts, Davis, Memminger, Trenholm, Walker, Randolph, Seddon, Breckenridge, Mallory, Reagan.
Good men and true were these, regardful of every duty.
His Generals and his armies.
To the leadership of his soldiers whom did he delegate?
If some Messioner could throw upon the canvas Jefferson Davis in the midst of those chiefs whom he created, what grander knighthood could history assemble?
Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston, Joseph E. Johnston, G. T. Beauregard, Samuel Cooper, and Braxton Bragg were generals of the full rank.
Stonewall Jackson, Forr
mber and the 2d of January, 1863; was sent to reinforce Breckenridge on the right, who had been roughly handled that afternoerposing a fresh line between the victorious enemy and Breckenridge's shattered columns, gave time for the latter to rally to much bitter feeling between General Bragg and Major-General Breckenridge, Bragg in his official report having animadverted very severely upon Breckenridge's conduct and having attributed more—I think—to my brigade than it was entitled to. On the other hand Breckenridge hardly did us justice, or rather his friends, who discussed the matter in the public prints did not report on that occasion, a copy of which I sent to General Breckenridge, whereupon he wrote me a very complimentary note, cdeserved.
I allude to it here because both Bragg's and Breckenridge's statements may become matters of controversy and disp in the provisional army and assigned to the command of Breckenridge's division in the Army of Tennessee.
Captain J. C., 233.
Beale, Colonel R. L. T., 213.
Beaver Dam Creek, Battle of, 142.
Bell, Ann or Nancy, 57.
Berkeley, Major W. N., 87.
Black Horse Troop, Officers and gallant record of, 218.
Blair, Francis P., 53.
Blockade Running, 36; Exploits at Charleston, surviving commanders, 157, 225; narrative of James Sprunt; names of vessels and commanders, 161, 227, 228; flush times of, 229.
Bonneau, Captain F. N., 225.
Boynton, General H. V., 94.
Bragg, General, Braxton, 92.
Breckenridge, General J. C. Bitter feeling between him and General Bragg, 68.
Breedlove, J. W., 211.
Bristow Station, Action at, 101, 335, 356.
Brockenbrough, Colonel J. W., 185.
Brockenbrough, Dr. W. S. R., 193
How the former outwitted the latter General, 295.
Bull Run, Casualties in Second Battle of, 143.
Burgess' Mill, Action at, 103.
Butt, M. F., killed, 101.
Campbell, John A., Assistant-Secretary of War, 357
Capston, Lieutenant J. L. His mission to Ire