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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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Browsing named entities in The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller). You can also browse the collection for Jefferson Davis or search for Jefferson Davis in all documents.

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n Charleston had on December 20, 1860, unanimously passed an ordinance of secession, and during January and February six other States had followed. Early in February the Confederate Government had been organized at Montgomery, Alabama, with Jefferson Davis as President. Holmes dated this poem March 25, 1861. four days later the New President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, ordered relief to be sent to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. On April 12th the attack on Sumter was made, and to every Southern heart. Yet military policy clearly dictated that the scattered troops in the Carolinas be concentrated against Sherman. Indeed, it would have been better policy to evacuate earlier. But sentiment is always powerful. Even Jefferson Davis said, ‘Such full preparation had been made that I had hoped for other and better results, and the disappointment to me is extremely bitter.’ When the Union troops from Morris Island arrived in Charleston the next morning, they found that the
hat he might have the highest position in the Federal service. Sorrowfully he declined, writing at the time: No one could feel more sensibly the calamitous condition of our country than myself, and whatever part I may take hereafter, it will always be a subject of gratulation with me that no act of mine ever contributed to bring it about. I suppose the difficulties now will only be adjusted by the sword. In my humble judgment, that was not the remedy. Johnston counted for more, said Jefferson Davis, than an army of 10,000. 'Twas Albert Sidney Johnston led the columns of the Gray, Like Hector on the plains of Troy his presence fired the fray; And dashing horse and gleaming sword spake out his royal will As on the slopes of Shiloh field the blasts of war blew shrill. ‘Down with the base invaders,’ the Grav shout forth the cry, ‘Death to presumptuous rebels,’ the Blue ring out reply; All day the conflict rages and yet again all day, Though Grant is on the Union side he cannot stem
de as his letter concerning Grant on page 290. Davis was born in Kentucky the year before Lincoln. hildren The second scene in the series from Davis's career brings to mind the private sorrows thcorrespondent to interview Jefferson Davis. Mr. Davis was not seen personally, but a few days laten: third of seven scenes from the life of Jefferson Davis It is the eighteenth of February, 1861 or a result of education. To him Jefferson Davis a prisoner. Thus the motley crowd fromnt of the Confederate States on May 10, 1865. Davis had left Richmond on the night of April 2d, upen the sections Horace Greeley and Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis was captured near Irw0,000 had been offered for the apprehension of Davis as one of the alleged accomplices of the assasthe last of seven scenes from the life of Jefferson Davis On his return from Canada in 1868 Jeffr held in the United States. On May 13, 1867, Davis was indicted for treason in the United States [19 more...]