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to command the Subsistence Department. He made no memoir of his service, and Mr. Davis could not notice it in extenso. Surgeon-General Moore, from the Materia Medicately could find none. Major Huse was sent to Europe, on the third day after Mr. Davis's inauguration, to buy arms there. He found few serviceable arms on the marknd destroy the commerce of a separate nation, but to subdue insurrection. Mr. Davis wrote of the false presentation of the case to foreign governments made by Mr No one who scrutinizes impartially the history of this stirring period of Mr. Davis's life can fail to observe the activity with which he pressed every availablemoved the masses at the North, the Confederate Congress was still in session; Mr. Davis, who had never underestimated our peril, issued a proclamation calling on theadquarters in that State. Anxiety and unremitting labor had prostrated President Davis; and, when he left Montgomery, it was upon his bed. His mails were heavy
Chapter 8: the bombardment of Sumter On March 3d, President Davis appointed General Beauregard to the command of all the Confederate forces in and around Charleston. On arriving there, General Beauregard, after examining the fortificationsowed a demand for the surrender of arms. The mayor, Charles Howard, and police commissioners, W. H. Gatchell, and J. W. Davis, met and protested against the suspension of their functions by the appointment of a provost-marshal, but resolved to sits, ostensibly in search of arms and munitions. On July ist, the before-named citizens were arrested. Of the mayor, Mr. Davis said, He was of an old Maryland family honored for their public services, and himself adorned by every social virtue. rnor Hicks found himself convinced by these strenuous measures, and came out in sympathy with the successful party. Mr. Davis said: Last in order, but first in cordiality, were the tender ministrations of Maryland's noble daughters to the sick a
ve moved yesterday to Charleston, twenty-three miles east of Winchester. Unless he prevents it, we shall move toward General Beauregard to-day. Joseph E. Johnston. After Johnston moved to join Beauregard, he telegraphed an inquiry to Mr. Davis, regarding his relative rank to Beauregard, and the following answer was returned: Richmond, July 20, 1861. General J. E. Johnston, Manassas, Va. You are a General in the Confederate Army, possessed of the power attached to that rank. You dge of Brigadier-General Beauregard, as well of the ground as of the troops and preparation, avail for the success of the object in which you co-operate. The zeal of both assures me of harmonious action. Jefferson Davis. Though the date of General Johnston's commission gave him precedence, to avoid a misunderstanding between these generals, whose cordial co-operation was necessary to the welfare of their country, Mr. Davis decided at the earliest moment to go in person to the army.
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 10: engagement at Bull Run, and battle of Manassas. (search)
outed. Around the house of Mrs. Henry the fight raged the fiercest, and here were stationed the Federal batteries. Mrs. Henry, old and bed-ridden, was caught between the cross fire of the artillery and was killed in her bed. The details of the great battles of the war I will not attempt to describe, leaving that duty to the participants, and refer my readers to the many able historians who have depicted them, and to official reports now being published by the Government. Where Mr. Davis was present, I will record his connection therewith. He thus wrote of this battle: After the delivery of the message to Congress, on Saturday, July 20th, I intended to leave in the afternoon for Manassas, but was detained until the next morning, when I left by rail, accompanied by my aide-de-camp, Colonel J. R. Davis, to confer with the generals on the field. As we approached Manassas Railroad junction, a cloud of dust was visible a short distance to the west of the railroad. It
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 51 (search)
n and E. S. Shurtliff; Acting-Master's Mates, W. H. Hunt and J. O. Conway. Schooner Matthew Vassar. Acting-Master, Henry O. Stone; Acting-Ensign, R. C. Wright; Acting-Master's Mates, Wm. Duffy, G. H. Marks and S. W. Ward. Schooner Adolph Hugel. Acting-Master, S. Nickerson; Acting-Master's Mates, H. C. Fuller, J. H. Taylor and J. H. King. Schooner William Bacon. Acting-Master, Samuel Haines; Acting-Ensign, J. A. Merrill; Acting-Master's Mates, H. E. Ripley, Wm. Coomes and J. W. Davis. Steamer Wyandank. Acting Ensign, J. J. Brice; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. Porter Loomis; Acting-Ensign, W. H. Hand; Acting-Master's Mates, G. G. Bachelder, Thomas Seager and George Thomas; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Levi Sweetzer; Acting-Third-Assistants, Harvey Brown and F. T. Clark. Steamer Tulip. Acting-Ensigns, S. G. Sluyter and D. Stevens; Acting-Master's Mates, J. Roffenterg and C. H. McClellan; Engineers: Acting-Third-Assistants, G. H. Parks, H. P. Gray and
the peculiar whistling of Minie balls was heard at that part of the column where Cols. Piatt and Toland were commanding. There were found two Mississippi rifles, which were aimed at our worthy commanders; but our colonels were protected, while Col. Davis of North Carolina fell, engaged in sustaining an unholy rebellion. The enemy's loss was thirty killed and fifty wounded. We regret to know that four of our men were killed and eight wounded. The killed are as follows: George Robinson, ComThis was on Wednesday, on Kanawha Gap, near Chapmansville, Va. After marching forty-two miles, they came upon the enemy, who were behind breastworks, but could not stand our boys' steady fire, for they retreated in utter consternation, their Col. J. W. Davis, of Greenbrier, Va., (but the traitor is a native of Portsmouth, Ohio,) being mortally wounded. We killed twenty, took three prisoners, a secesh flag twenty feet long, with Fiftren Stars, four horses, one wagon, ten rifles, (one of which I
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential administrations. (search)
, Vice-President, Democrat; Buchanan, State; Walker, Treasury; Marcy, War; Bancroft, at first, Navy. Congress, 1845-47, Democratic; J. W. Davis, speaker; 1847-49, Senate Democratic, House Whig; R. C. Winthrop, speaker. 1849-53: Taylor; Fillmore, Vice-President (succeeded as President July 9, 1850), Whig; Clayton, Webster, Everett, State; numerous changes in other departments. Congress, Democratic; Cobb and Boyd, speakers. 1853-57: Pierce; King, Vice-President, Democrat; Marcy, State; Davis, War. Congress, 1853-55, Democratic; Boyd, speaker; 1855-57, Senate Democratic, House Anti-Nebraska; Banks, speaker. 1857-61: Buchanan; Breckinridge, Vice-President, Democrat; Cass, State; Cobb, Treasury; Floyd, War; various changes in the cabinet in 1860 and 1861. Congress, 1857-59, Democratic; Orr, speaker; 1859-61, Senate Democratic, House, Republican; Pennington, speaker. 1861—65: Lincoln; Hamlin, Vice-President, Republican; Seward, State; Chase, later Fessenden, Treasury; Cameron
r, E. L. Stone; Adjutant, J. B. Coppinger; Surgeon, J. W. Fisher; Quartermaster, Alex. Henriques; Chaplain, Rev. Mr. Phillips; Commissary, H. L. Stephens; Assistant Quartermaster, A. L. Squires. Company A--Captain, J. J. Morrison; First Lieutenant, John Dalrymple; Second Lieutenant, E. H. Andrews. Company B--Captain, John Deppeler; First Lieutenant, Louis Bellows; Second Lieutenant, Frederick Guyer. Company C--Lieutenant Provost, Commanding; Second Lieutenant, E. I. Miller. Company D--Captain, J. W. Davis; First Lieutenant, F. Van Buren; Second Lieutenant, J. W. Field. Company E--Captain, Henry C. Smith; First Lieutenant, Henry Brooks; Second Lieutenant, T. Galbraith. Company F--Captain, Allen Rutherford; First Lieutenant, G. W. Braind; Second Lieutenant, vacant. Company G--Captain, Wm. Atterbury; First Lieutenant, W. Hendrickson; Second Lieutenant, Joseph Wickham. Company H--Captain, F. E. Tuthill; First Lieutenant,----Dockman; Second Lieutenant, J. Tuthill. The artillery corps at
neither letters, newspapers, nor accredited information of any kind can at present be received from the South, but is stopped on the borders. Any thing which does see the light is cut into slips and published in the New York papers. Very few communications of the kind have reached this country, and they are principally the State documents which have been put forward by the South. I cannot better evidence the spirit by which they are animated, than by referring to the late address of President Davis; and I will ask the House whether it breathes a single one of those bloodthirsty, wicked, terrible opinions, (hear, hear,) which my hon. friend is anxious to impress on the House as being the doctrine of the Southern States. I beg to take this opportunity of saying that I shall certainly bring forward my motion on the subject of the recognition of the Southern Confederacy on the 7th of June, when I trust the matter will be fairly discussed, and in the mean time that we shall not throw
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A list of Confederate officers, prisoners, who were held by Federal authority on Morris Island, S. C., under Confederate fire from September 7th to October 21st, 1864. (search)
J. S. Hix, 44th Va. inft., Goochland. Zzz=2d Lt. F. A. Appleberry, 44th Va. inft., Fluvanna. Zzz=2d Lt. J. W. Hughes, 44th Va. inft., Cobham. Zzz=2d Lt. W. D. Davison, 27th Va. inft., Callards. Zzz=2d Lt. D. B. Cunney, 4th Va. inft., Elk Creek. Zzz=2d Lt. John A. Donaghue, 10th Va. inft., Parnassus. Zzz=2d Lt. J. L. Hearnslead, 25th Va. inft., Dubuque Inn. Zzz=2d Lt. W. B. Dodson, 5th Va. cav., Danville. Zzz=2d Lt. R. B. Hart, 5th Va. cav., Stevensville. Zzz=2d Lt. J. W. Davis, 20th Va. cav., Clarksville. Zzz=2d Lt. ——--Hopkins, 19th Va. inft., Scottsville. Zzz=2d Lt. Francis Haynes, 24th Va. cav., Ball's Creek. Zzz=2d Lt. Y. J. Berry, 25th Va. inft., Galt Lick. Zzz=2d Lt. A. D. Embry, 25th Va. inft., Pineville. Zzz=2d Lt. A. R. Humphries, 26th Va. bat., Lewisburg. Private C. D. Fitzhugh, 10th Va. cav., Hagerstown, Md. North Carolina. Col. John A. Baker, 3d cav., Wilmington. Zzz=2d Lt. G. N. Foulk, 6th cav., Morgantown. Lt.-Col. T
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