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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
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 330 2 Browse Search
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Jan. 20.--There is no doubt that the command of the Southern Army has been offered to Jefferson Davis, and it is equally well understood that he is in a state of mind bordering on despair. He seems to be the only rational man among the secessionists, and clearly comprehends the terrible fate which must befall the South in the event of a conflict with the General Government. He does not disguise his gloomy apprehensions from his friends; and his only remaining hope is that war may be prevehe South in the event of a conflict with the General Government. He does not disguise his gloomy apprehensions from his friends; and his only remaining hope is that war may be prevented, and the Union reconstructed. Mr. Davis was a fiery Secessionist ten years ago, but gradually the fires have died out, until his intelligent mind is left free to comprehend the perilous position to which the South, with its institution of Slavery, has been brought by the madness of her sons.--Times, Jan. 23.
Feb. 25.--It is said that Jefferson Davis is at Charleston. Shortly after his arrival it was quietly arranged for him to pay a visit to Fort Sumter, which was accomplished privately. The interview is represented to have been an earnest and prolonged one, but all not immediately in the secret were left wholly to conjecture as to what took place between him and Major Anderson. It has, however, been knowingly given out at Charleston that there will be no fight at Fort Sumter--great stress evidently being placed upon the fact that these two old acquaintances in the army cannot be brought into bloody conflict with each other. On the other hand, it is believed that if the alleged visit had elicited any particular comfort for the great leader of the secession movement, such good news would not have been kept for private consumption merely.--New York Times.
the writer of an elaborate four-column article in the Charleston Mercury contends that the prohibition of the slave-trade by the provisional government at Montgomery is intolerable — that it must be rebelled against. He says that it sets a stain, a stigma, upon slavery itself, and is little if any better than abolition. The secession party has swallowed the apple of discord, and the seeds are vigorously sprouting in its stomach. Jeff. Davis, in his Montgomery speech, said: Fellow-citizens and brethren of the Confederate States of America--for now we are brethren not in name merely, but in fact — men of one flesh, one bone, &c. The confederationists may be of one bone with their new President and Vice-President, but if they are of one flesh with them, they are the lankest nation of bipeds ever known to natural history. Save the Union, and make kindling wood of all your partisan platforms. The Nashville Union, having despaired of being able to sustain secession in Tennes
Jefferson Davis is a prim, smooth-looking man, with a precise manner, a stiff, soldierly carriage, and an austerity that is at first forbidding. He has naturally, however, a genial temper, companionable qualities, and a disposition that endears him to all by whom he may be surrounded. As a speaker he is clear, forcible and argumentative; his voice is clear and firm, without tremor. Alexander H. Stephens from childhood has been afflicted with four abscesses and a continued derangement of the liver, which gives him a consumptive appearance though his lungs are sound. He has never weighed over ninety-six pounds, and to see his attenuated figure bent over his desk, the shoulders contracted, and the shape of his slender limbs visible through his garments, a stranger would ever select him as the John Randolph of our time, more dreaded as an adversary and more prized as an ally in a debate than any other member of the House of Representatives. He is a careful student, but so very
The editor of the Norwich (Ct.) Bulletin, sent Jefferson Davis, the President of the Six nations, a pen-holder made from a rafter of the house in which Benedict Arnold was born. In closing his letter of presentation the editor says: I have taken occasion to present you this pen-holder, as a relic whose associations are linked most closely to the movement of which you are the head. Let it lie upon your desk for use in your official duties. In the eternal fitness of things, let that be its appropriate place. It links 1780 with 1861. Through it, West Point speaks to Montgomery. And if we may believe that spirits do ever return and haunt this mundane sphere, we may reckon with what delight Benedict Arnold's immortal part will follow this fragment of his paternal roof-tree to the hands in which is being consummated the work which he began.
hts; While the light of the stars was paled by The glow, that flashed 'gainst the clear blue sky; And over all streamed, full and free, The flag of twice-won liberty; And all Virginia's capital Rejoiced o'er the conquered citadel. Honor to noble Davis, brave soldier and true man, Who dares to be, and dares to do, all that a great man can; But be the glory given, as to Carolina due, The noblest, and the bravest, the truest of the true. And an hundred cannon thundered forth Their message to theo Brave old Ruffin, to that true and faithful heart, The four-score years old patriot, who took the foremost part; But be the glory given, as to Carolina due, The bravest of the brave, and truest of the true, Oh, favored land, that boasts a son, Davis, the second Washington, Know that Virginia, now by thee, Will battle for her liberty; Her sons, beneath thy flag unfurled, Will hurl defiance to the world; And, fighting hand in hand with thee, Will conquer, to be doubly free. Honor to glorious
that they should yet come back and play Hail Columbia in the streets of Baltimore, where they had been so inhumanly assaulted. The noble-hearted woman who rescued these men is a well-known character in Baltimore, and, according to all the usages of Christian society, is an outcast and a polluted being; but she is a true heroine, nevertheless, and entitled to the grateful consideration of the country. When Gov. Hicks had put himself at the head of the rabble rout of miscreants, and Winter Davis had fled in dismay, and the men of wealth and official dignity had hid themselves in their terror, and the police were powerless to protect the handful of unarmed strangers who were struggling with the infuriated mob, this degraded woman took them under her protection, dressed their wounds, fed them at her own cost, and sent them back in safety to their homes. As she is too notorious in Baltimore not to be perfectly well-known by what we have already told of her, it will not be exposing her
r,) who is now in the federal army, being on a visit to Newark, N. J., joined our party. Colonel Jeff. Davis, as is well known, ran away with General Taylor's daughter, and the families were intimate. Colonel Taylor had but a short time before held an after-dinner's conversation with Jefferson Davis, and while lamenting the approaching troubles, gave us an account of that conversation. The woll smoking for some time, when I said, Colonel, what a bad way we are in. Oh! yes, yes, replied Davis, with comparative indifference. Thinking to touch his pride a little, I said, Colonel, what a hern man to distinguish himself by uniting the North and South! We shall see, we shall see, was Davis's answer, and he went on smoking. By-and-by, wishing more to draw him out, I said, Well, you arhands? You will immortalize yourself by doing that, as Washington did by founding his country. Davis replied, taking the cigar from his mouth, You are at one end of the rope, colonel, and we are at
In the Virginia Convention, when it was proposed to send a committee to ask Mr. Lincoln what was the object of his military movements, Mr. Carlisle suggested that a similar committee should be sent to Montgomery to ascertain from Jeff. Davis what he intended to do with all the troops he is raising. Henry A. Wise enquired whether Mr. Carlisle would be named as one of the committee to be sent to Montgomery, for, if so, that would be the last they would ever see of him. That remark was in the true spirit of the Secessionists; they have taken their States out of the Union without consulting the Border States; they are trying to complicate us in difficulties and place us in false positions in the hope to compel us to join them; and, if we have the temerity to ask why large armies are raised and extraordinary expenses incurred, the threat of murder is made at once. Lynch law is the only law proffered to the friends of the Union in the Confederate States.--Louisville Journal, April 23
The three commissioners who went abroad to endeavor to obtain the recognition of Jeff. Davis's Government, got a pretty essential snub at Havana, where they went to take ship for Europe. It seems that a day was fixed when Messrs. Commissioners should be presented to Gen. Serano, the Captain-General. The ceremony of presentation was performed by Mr. Helm, the American Consul at Havana, who introduced the trio as Commissioners from the Confederate States of America. The reply of the Captain-General was as follows: Gentlemen, I receive you as citizens of the United States; but I do not acknowledge any such Power as the Confederate States of America. --Phil. Bulletin, May 1.
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