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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of Colonel D. T. Chandler, (search)
ctor-General. Not content with this, Colonel Chandler testifies that he went to the War Office himself, and had an interview with the Assistant Secretary, J. A. Campbell, who then wrote below General Cooper's endorsement the following: These reports show a condition of things at Andersonville, which calls very loudly for the interposition of the Department, in order that a change may be made. J. A. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of War. Thus was the horrible condition of things at Andersonville brought home to the Secretary of War, one of the confidential advisers of the President, who was daily in consultation with him. If all was being donproper food for when sick, nor medicines, save such as we could smuggle into our ports or manufacture from the plants of Southern growth, I took the report to Judge Campbell, Assistant Secretary of War, and told him of the horrors it disclosed. He read it, and made on it an endorsement substantially the same quoted, and carried i
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of a narrative received of Colonel John B. Baldwin, of Staunton, touching the Origin of the war. (search)
me of my life of Jackson had been published in London, in which I characterized the shameless lie told by Seward to the commissioners from Montgomery, through Judge Campbell, touching the evacuation of Sumter. This friend and apologist of Seward said that I was unjust to him, because when he promised the evacuation, he designed att, had advised a temporizing policy towards the Montgomery government, without violence, and Mr. Lincoln had acceded to their policy. Hence, the promises to Judge Campbell. Meantime, the radical governors came down, having great wrath, to terrorize the administration. They spoke in this strain: Seward cries perpetually that weions and threats of popular rage, converted Lincoln from the policy of Seward to that of Stevens. Hence the former was compelled to break his promise through Judge Campbell, and to assist in the malignant stratagem by which the South Carolinians were constrained to fire on the flag. The diabolical success of the artifice is well
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 27 (search)
overing a letter (sealed) for R. S. Bunkee, Mobile, Alabama. Well, it is filed. The pressure for permits to leave the Confederacy is not renewed to-day. Judge Campbell will not have so many passports to approve, and I trust confidence in the permanency of the Confederacy will be unshaken. How must they feel who, in anticipa President directs the Secretary to correspond with Gov. Vance on the subject. Mr. Benjamin has had some pretty passports printed. He sends one to Assistant Secretary Campbell for a Mr. Bloodgood and son to leave the Confederate States. I hope there is no bad blood in this incessant intercourse with persons in the enemy's cong the forts. He says information of his weakness is sure to be communicated to the enemy-and I think so too, judging from the number of passports allowed by Judge Campbell and Mr. Benjamin! There is some purpose on the part of Gen. Lee to have a raid in the enemy's country, surpassing all other raids. If he can organize two
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 49 (search)
Gen. Grant writes Gen. Lee that Gen. Ord must have been misunderstood, and that he (Grant) had no right to settle such matters, etc. Sad delusion! Assistant Secretary Campbell has given one of his clerks (Cohen, a Jew) a passport to return home-New Orleans-via the United States. The government is still sending away the arred its abolition, yet being displeased with some of the details of the act, seems to have finally withheld his approval; and so Col. G. W. Lay, son-in-law of Judge Campbell, is again acting Superintendent. The great weight (wealth) of Gen. Preston perhaps saved it-and may have lost the cause. However, it is again said Judge CamJudge Campbell will soon retire from office. He considers the cause already lost — the work quite accomplished. To-day some of our negro troops will parade in the Capitol Square. The Texas cavalry in Virginia-originally 5000-now number 180! Congress adjourned without adopting any plan to reduce the currency, deeming it hopeles
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XLIX. April, 1865 (search)
se, will leave at the same time. I met Judge Campbell in Ninth Street, talking rapidly to himselison informed me to-day of the prospect of Judge Campbell's conference with Mr. Lincoln. It appearsllegiance will be demanded. Efforts by Judge Campbell, Jos. R. Anderson, N. P. Tyler, G. A. Myerenticity vouched for (Rev. Dr. M. says) by Judge Campbell, in which he avows his conviction that furf the convention. They also believe that Judge Campbell remained to treat with the United States aogether, and proclaim an amnesty, etc. Judge Campbell said to Mr. Hart (clerk in the Confederaten Shore of Virginia. This paper I left at Judge Campbell's residence (he was out) for his inspectioto visit him, I learn. Three P. M. Saw Judge Campbell, who will lay my paper before the military E. O. C. Ord, Major-Gen. Commanding. Judge Campbell informs me that he saw Gen. Ord yesterday, hope the matter will be accomplished. Judge Campbell left my application with Gen. Ord's younge
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 40: talk of peace. (search)
e Confederate armies, this law to be approved by the President, who should then call General Lee to the exercise of the functions of that office. The intention was to invest him with dictatorial power. During the early days of February, Hon. Montgomery Blair visited Richmond upon a mission of peace, and brought about a meeting at Hampton Roads between President Lincoln and Secretary Seward and the Confederate Vice-President, Alexander H. Stephens, and the Hon. R. M. T. Hunter and Judge J. A. Campbell. President Lincoln was firm for the surrender of the Confederate armies and the abolition of slavery, which the Confederate President did not care to consider. About the 15th of February, Major-General J. C. Breckenridge was appointed Secretary of War, and Brigadier-General F. M. St. John was appointed commissary-general of subsistence. General Ord, commanding the Army of the James, sent me a note on the 20th of February to say that the bartering between our troops on the pick
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 24 (search)
ty, and sought to hide it from the world. We can appreciate that, sir. On the morning of the 31st of January General Grant received a letter sent in on the Petersburg front the day before, signed by the Confederates Alexander H. Stephens, J. A. Campbell, and R. M. T. Hunter, asking permission to come through our lines. These gentlemen constituted the celebrated Peace Commission, and were on their way to endeavor to have a conference with Mr. Lincoln. The desired permission to enter our linrant was writing in his quarters when a knock came upon the door. In obedience to his Come in! the party entered, and were most cordially received, and a very pleasant conversation followed. Stephens was the Vice-President of the Confederacy; Campbell, a former justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was Assistant Secretary of War; and Hunter was president pro tempore of the Confederate Senate. As General Grant had been instructed from Washington to keep them at City Point until
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 25 (search)
h experience in getting through to our lines. Their names were J. A. Campbell and A. H. Rowand, Jr. As Campbell had the despatch in his posseCampbell had the despatch in his possession, I told him to step into the mess-room with me, and hand it to the general in person, so as to comply literally with his instructions, koin the Army of the Potomac. The general proceeded to interrogate Campbell, but the ladies, who had now become intensely interested in the sc copy of the despatch, and each was left to select its own route. Campbell and Rowand started on horseback from Columbia on the evening of thpommels of their saddles, and swam their horses across the river. Campbell had taken the roll of tin-foil which contained the despatch from tection of the South Anna River until they met their commander. Campbell was only nineteen years of age. Sheridan always addressed him as By of his many hair-breadth escapes that year would fill a volume. Campbell has always remained a scout and is still in the employ of the gove
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 29 (search)
cout who had brought the important despatch sent by Sheridan from Columbia to City Point. I said to him, How do you do, Campbell? and told our men he was all right, and was one of our people. He said he had had a hard ride from Sheridan's camp, ans time the general had also recognized him, and had ridden up to him and halted in the road to see what he had brought. Campbell took from his mouth a small pellet of tin-foil, opened it, and pulled out a sheet of tissue-paper, on which was written r a few minutes, and wrote a despatch to Ord, using the pony's back for a desk, and then, mounting the fresh horse, told Campbell to lead the way. It was found that we would have to skirt pretty closely to the enemy's lines, and it was thought that i's safety was now entirely in the power of a comparatively unknown man, I, for one, began to grow suspicious. Just then Campbell fell back several paces and suddenly turned his horse into a piece of woods which we were skirting, and seemed to be act
red his route and galloped away immediately, taking the roundabout way of Blackland to Baldwin. This statement was made in the presence of several officers, and was entirely voluntary and unasked for. Colonel Elliott arrived at Booneville on the thirtieth of May, at two o'clock A. M. He remained secreted in the woods east of the railroad until daylight, when he moved down upon the town, and was met by a body of about two hundred rebel cavalry, who incontinently fled at a volley from Captain Campbell's Second Michigan revolving rifles. This was the only resistance Colonel Elliott encountered. He found in the town about eight hundred well soldiers and two thousand sick and convalescent; but none were inclined to oppose him. On the contrary, at least five hundred wished to go back with him as prisoners, but it was impossible for him to take them. The two thousand sick and convalescent found by Colonel Elliott were in the most shocking condition. The living and the putrid dead we
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