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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 1,039 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 833 7 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 656 14 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 580 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 459 3 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 435 13 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 355 1 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 352 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 333 7 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
as afterward one of the most active insurgents against the National Government, as the so-called Secretary of War of Jefferson Davis, led the way. He spoke for the delegates from Alabama, who had been instructed by the convention that appointed themeir principles, ay, and bringing the sectionalism of the North at their feet by their gallantry. One of these was Jefferson Davis. In a speech in Faneuil Hall, on the 11th of October, 1858, while denouncing the Abolitionists as disunionists, he hen Vice-president of the United States under President Buchanan, and subsequent events show that he was a co-worker with Davis and others against the Government. He joined the insurgents, and, during a portion of the civil war that ensued, he was the socalled Secretary of War of Jefferson Davis. Vehement applause followed. A vote by States was taken, and Breckinridge received eighty-one ballots against twenty-four for Daniel S. Dickinson, of New York. The latter candidate was withdrawn, an
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
owner of many, and take his position in the social scale, with the great proprietors of lands and sinews. There is ample evidence on record to show that Yancey, Davis, Stephens, and other leaders in the great rebellion were advocates of the foreign Slave-trade. Southern newspapers advocated it. The True Southron, of Mississippiears before, In response to an invitation from Wise, a convention of Governors of Slave-labor States was secretly held at Raleigh, North Carolina, of which Jefferson Davis, then the Secretary of War, was fully cognizant. The object was to devise a scheme of rebellion-at that time, in the event of the election of Colonel John C.ident elect. Fremont's defeat postponed overt acts of treason by the conspirators.--The American Conflict: by Horace Greeley, i. 829. Senator Mason, writing to Jeff. Davis on the 30th of September, said :--I have a letter from Wise, of the 27th, full of spirit. He says the governments of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Louisi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 3: assembling of Congress.--the President's Message. (search)
in the Senate, 78. Crittenden's rebuke Hale's defiance, and the anger of the conspirators, 79. Iverson's treasonable speech in the Senate, 80. speeches of Senators Davis and Wigfall, 81. Cotton proclaimed King, 82. the Cotton kingdom, 83. Wigfall's insolent harangue, 84. Whilst the Cotton-growing States were in a blaze oit fell short of stating the case that was before the country. Wigfall, of Texas, said he could not understand it; and, at a later period, January 10, 1861. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, said in the Senate, that it had all the characteristics of a diplomatic paper, for diplomacy is said to abhor certainty, as nature abhors a v; and, in the language of a distinguished member from Ohio in relation to the Mexican War, we will welcome you with bloody hands to hospitable graves. Senator Jefferson Davis followed with a few words, soft, but significant of treason in his purpose. I am here, he said, to perform the functions of a Senator of the United State
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 4: seditious movements in Congress.--Secession in South Carolina, and its effects. (search)
ia; Charles Francis Adams, of Massachusetts; W. Winslow, of North Carolina; James Humphreys, of New York; Wm. W. Boyce, of South Carolina; James H. Campbell, of Pennsylvania; Peter E. Love, of Georgia; Orris S. Ferry, of Connecticut; Henry Winter Davis, of Maryland; C. Robinson, of Rhode Island; W. G. Whiteley, of Delaware; M. W. Tappen, of New Hampshire; John L. N. Stratton, of New Jersey; F. M. Bristow, of Kentucky; J. S. Morrill, of Vermont; T. A. R. Nelson, of Tennessee; Wm. McKee Dunn, of pacification. This Committee consisted of L. W. Powell and John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky; William H. Seward, of New York; J. Collamer, of Vermont; William Bigler, of Pennsylvania; R. M. T. Hunter, of Virginia; Robert Toombs, of Georgia; Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi; H. M. Rice, of Minnesota; Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois; Benjamin Wade, of Ohio; J. R. Doolittle, of Wisconsin. and J. W. Grimes, of Iowa., The Committee; was composed of eight Democrats and five Republicans. On the same
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 5: events in Charleston and Charleston harbor in December, 1860.--the conspirators encouraged by the Government policy. (search)
orrespondence on the subject, Hunter and Mason of Virginia, Davis of Mississippi, Saulsbury of Delaware, and others, vehementrease the excitement in the public mind. On that occasion, Davis made a peculiar exhibition of his dishonesty and flimsy sopy disloyal men. There is ample proof that at that very time Davis and his confederates had planned the seizure of all the forn days after the issuance of the above order by Floyd, Jefferson Davis introduced January 9, 1860. into the National Senate red, to the common observer, to be a very harmless affair. Davis reported it from the Military Committee of the Senate witho, asked for an explanation of the reasons for such action. Davis said that the Secretary of War had recommended an increase the opposition voting in the negative. During the debate, Davis took the high State Supremacy ground, that the militia of tnot some complicity in it. Floyd called in to his aid Jefferson Davis, James M. Mason, and R. M. T. Hunter, with other patri
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 6: Affairs at the National Capital.--War commenced in Charleston harbor. (search)
ho for years had been conspiring against the Government, was thought to be tricky. The writer just quoted said:--Further, let me warn you of the danger of Governor Pickens making Trescot his channel of communication with the President, for the latter will be informed of every thing that transpires, and that to our injury. Tell Governor Pickens this at once, before matters go further. The same. And the elder Rhett commenced a letter to his son, of the Charleston Mercury, by saying:--Jefferson Davis is not only a dishonest man, but a liar! Autograph letter. These politicians seem to have had a correct appreciation of each other's true character. While the excitement in Washington because of the doings at Charleston was at its hight, it was intensified by a new development of infamy, in the discovery of the theft of an enormous amount of the Indian Trust-Fund, which was in the custody of the conspirator, Jacob Thompson, the Secretary of the Interior. The principal criminal in
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
avery and Secession: by the Rev. Join H. Aughey, a Presbyterian clergyman of Mississippi:-- Ladies and gentlemen:--I am a secessionist out and out; voted for Jeff. Davis for Governor in 1850; when the same issue was before the people. After announcing, in vile language, the election of Mr. Lincoln, he said:-- Shall he be pervarious portions of the State, have extended to me pecuniary aid in arming the State. Hon. A. G. Brown sent me a bill on New York for five hundred dollars. Colonel Jeff. Davis and Hon. Jacob Thompson have guaranteed the payment, in May or June, of twenty-five thousand dollars, for the purchase of arms. Message of Governor Pettus to the Legislature of Mississippi, January 15, 1861. Brown and Davis were members of the Senate of the United States, and left their seats because of the alleged secession of their State. Thompson had been a member of Buchanan's Cabinet until the day before the Mississippi Ordinance of Secession was passed. The Legislature
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
denly at Washington City, on the morning of the 13th of February, 1865, where he was engaged in his duties as a member of the National Senate. Already Henry Winter Davis, a Representative of a Baltimore district in the National Congress, had published a powerful appeal January 2, 1861. against the calling of the Legislature, or thscout constitutional obligations will, if we ever reach the arbitrament of arms, find occupation enough at home. --Extract of a Letter from Franklin Pierce to Jefferson Davis, January 6, 1860. After the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession was adopted, an ex-Governor of Illinois wrote to the same man, saying:--I am, in heart anhe North into terms to amend the Constitution so as to protect Slavery more effectually. --Extract of a Letter from John Reynolds, of Belleville, Illinois, to Jefferson Davis and ex-Governor William Smith, of Virginia, dated December 28, 1860. Many influential public journals in the Free-labor States advocated the right of seces
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 9: proceedings in Congress.--departure of conspirators. (search)
mness of the Union men in Congress, 219. Jefferson Davis's proposition to amend the Constitution, Benjamin and John Slidell, of Louisiana; Jefferson Davis and Albert G. Brown, of Mississippi; John, and are hereby, appointed, consisting of Messrs. Davis, Slidell, and Mallory, to carry out the ob, 1861. It was plainly perceived that Jefferson Davis, one of the most cold, crafty, malignant,or labor by the laws of such State. Only Jefferson Davis and Robert Toombs voted against it. He ths the ultimatum of the South; and Henry Winter Davis, of Maryland, proposed a resolution to requeste business of the Senate. His colleague, Jefferson Davis, did not take his leave, on account of sionly remains for me to bid you a final adieu. Davis then left the Senate Chamber, and immediately ngaged for many years. On the same day when Davis left the Senate, the representatives of Alabame was the so-called Secretary of State of Jefferson Davis, of schemes for burning the cities, steam
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
pted, 251. South Carolinians rebellious Jefferson Davis elected President, and Alexander H. StephSovereignty South Carolinians offended, 256. Davis journeys to Montgomery his reception and inauguration, 257. Davis's Cabinet, 258. sketch of Davis and Stephens, 259.--Confederate CommissionerDavis and Stephens, 259.--Confederate Commissioners sent to Europe Stephens expounds the principles of the New Government, 260. On Monday, the 4t, no reconstruction can now be entertained. Davis was conducted from the station to the Exchanged in front of the portico of the State House. Davis and Stephens, with the Rev. Dr. Manly, riding ddress, the oath of office was administered to Davis by Howell Cobb, the President of the Conventioacious mansion was soon afterward provided for Davis and his. family, and it became distinguished aitle of The white House than by any other. Davis chose, from among the most active of his felloplied with places of honor and profit. Jefferson Davis was about fifty-four years of age at the [13 more...]
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