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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
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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
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
hout the slightest hurrah, frequently along our front, encouraging us by his quiet presence. He held aloft his left or bridle hand, looking as if he was invoking a blessing, as many supposed, but in fact to ease the intense pain, for a bullet had badly shattered two of his fingers, to which he never alluded, and it has been forgotten, for it was the only time he was ever wounded, until his fall in action in 863. Thus the fate of the field hung in a balance at 2:30 P. M. At this moment President Davis and his staff made their appearance on the field, but not being known, attracted no attention. Both sides were exhausted and willing to say enough! The critical moment, which comes in all actions, had arrived, when we saw to our left a cloud of dust, and out of it emerged a straggling line of men with guns held at a trail. Slowly they came on to the field, not from want of spirit, but tired out from double-quicking in the heat and dust. As they passed by and through our squads there
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
nderantly English. There was a considerable number of the Welsh and a sprinkling of French, Italians, Irish, and Dutch. Among the last were skilled artisans, and one of that race—one Doodas or Doodes Minor, or Minor Doodes, for the name is thus variably recorded—was the ancestor of a family of eminent educators. The Minor family. Welsh blood has been among the motive powers of many eminent sons of Virginia, and of their descendants in the South. Various biographers claim that Jefferson Davis was of this descent, and the immigrant ancestor of Thomas Jefferson, it is known, was a native of Wales. Although it has been claimed that he was of Scotch Irish blood, yet not a single ancestor of his was of either strain. There were refugee Huguenots who found asylum desultorily in Virginia before 1700, but the chief influx was in that year, when more than 500 came and settled, chiefly at Manakintown. The virtue of this infusion is manifest in the names of Dupuy, Fontaine, Marye,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
and said, If I can, I will be happy to do so. But when the good lady sent to summon him to breakfast, his famous body servant Jim met the messenger with a look of astonishment and said, Lor, you surely didn't spec to find the General here at dis hour, did you? You don't know him, den. Why, he left here at 1 o'clock dis morning, and I spec he is whipping de Yankees in de Valley agin by now. The truth is, he had ridden into Richmond, a distance of fifty miles, to have an interview with President Davis and General Lee, and receive his final instructions as to the part he was to take in the great battle that was impending, and he did it so secretly that the army knew nothing of his absence, and Richmond nothing of his presence within her walls. It was on this ride that a characteristic incident occurred. Before day Mr. Mathew Hope, a respected citizen living in the lower part of Louisa county, was awakened by the clatter of horses' hoofs in front of his house. Asking Who is there?
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
burst At tales from ‘Anderson.’ For still they let our brave men share Their own coarse food and scanty fare. The sad tale must be told: The brave, the true, the good, While we were busy coining gold They died for want of food! Those fifteen thousand boys in blue As victims died—‘for me and you.’ The rebels, in their need, Once, twice, and yet again, Did all that they could do to plead For justice to these men; But deaf, alas! the nation's ear, The people's servants would not hear. Even Davis felt their grief, And sent his message forth, By prompt exchange to grant relief To prisoners South and North. And why, alas! was it not done? There was no heart in Washington. The rebels gave us leave To send down loyal men— In January, 1864, the Confederates proposed to allow the Federal authorities to send their own surgeons to the South. It was proposed, also, that these surgeons should act as commissaries, and distribute whatever either the United States Government or privat
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The First North Carolina Volunteers and the battle of Bethel. (search)
ade a portion of our tents. Bless the women. You shall hear from me again. R. Letter from Miss Mary G. Mason. Will Major Lane do me the favor of distributing these prayer-books, as far as they will go, amongst any of his men that will accept them. I did not know that I could get the books until after the regiment had left. Very truly, Mary G. Mason. Raleigh, N. C., May 24, 1861. Fast day. [Richmond Dispatch, Thursday morning, June 13, 1861.] This day, appointed by President Davis as a day of fasting and prayer, will, we trust, be universally observed throughout the Confederate States. We again repeat our hope that all places of business and amusement will be closed. No paper will be issued from this office to-morrow. The glorious victory. We have the satisfaction to-day of publishing reliable accounts of the glorious triumph of our army on the Peninsula. Our letters are from perfectly reliable sources, several of them being from gentlemen connected with
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Thanksgiving service on the Virginia, March 10, 1862. (search)
volley from the Federal line, but onward they went, and I mounting a horse belonging to a lieutenant of Company H, who was killed here, joined in. We broke this regiment, the Eighth New York, Lieutenant Owen Allen killing its brave commander, Colonel Davis. Then came the English Illinois, and quicker than some of us came we went. The dash. That night after the battle was over—for it lasted all day—the boys overwhelmed me with compliments. Never saw such dash! such courage! Charles O'Mng waned entertained the gentlemen with an account of the visit of the Virginia delegation in Congress to Secretary-of-War Breckinridge in his office at the War Department. General Breckinridge said that General Robert E. Leel had written to President Davis stating that he only had on his rolls about forty-six thousand men fit for duty; that General Grant's forces were of such superiority in numbers that he could make a united attack along his (Lee's) entire line from Richmond to his right flan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.51 (search)
Sculptured mantels and luxurious Furnishings. You have favored your readers with some passages from the Memoir of President Davis by his accomplished wife. In her description of the Confederate White House she writes with admiration about its bethe year 1844 sold his residence here. So that about eighteen years elapsed between that date and the time at which President Davis and family were domiciled in it. During that period great changes were wrought in the building. The purchaser of itce he gave very handsome entertainments, besides dispensing a general refined hospitality. Thus the compliment paid by Mrs. Davis would apply to him as well as to the original owners and designers. He also further embellished the grounds. Other er-in-law, who became the wife of the Hon. James A. Seddon, another gentleman of taste and culture, who was a member of Mr. Davis's Cabinet as secretary of war. Mr. Morson and Mr. Seddon were cousins, and were once associated as partners in the prac
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General R. E. Lee's war-horses. (search)
In February, 1862, General Lee bought from Captain Joseph M. Broun, quartermaster of the Third Virginia Infantry, the grey horse so well-known to the public as Traveller. The horse was the property of the brother of Captain Broun, Major Thomas L. Broun, also of the Third Virginia, but who was then in Virginia. The horse was of the Grey Eagle stock, and was raised by Mr. Johnston, of the Blue Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier county, Virginia, (now West Virginia.) As a colt, under the name of Jeff. Davis, he took the first premiums at the fairs held in Lewisburg, in 1859 and 1860. He was purchased by Major Broun in the Spring of 1861 at the price of one hundred and seventy-five dollars in gold. The price paid by General Lee, (his own valuation, as Major Brown offered to present the horse to him,) was two hundred dollars. General Lee himself gave the name Traveller. When he returned to Richmond in the Spring of 1862, he brought back with him The Roan and Traveller. During the battles
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Southern Historical Society. (search)
he desire of the compiler that the services and influence of all essentially connected with the Society in its origin and sustenance should have recognition. He has pleasure in here recording, as additions, that Lieutenant-General William J. Hardee, who went to the White Sulphur Springs to attend the convention which reorganized the Southern Historical Society in August, 1873, was prevented from such attendance by illness which resulted fatally a few days after the adjournment of the convention. President Jefferson Davis was also present the last day of the session of the convention and addressed it. There was also a subsequent special meeting, called by the President of the Society, General Early, of those who had enrolled themselves as members. This meeting was in session two days Saturday, September 18, and Monday, September 20, 1873. At these meetings the Secretary, Colonel George Wythe Munford, not being present, his son, General Thomas T. Munford, acted as Secretary.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Social life in Richmond during the war. [from the Cosmopolitan, December, 1891. (search)
very brilliant, the President of the Confederacy, Mr. Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, and others of equal distinction being present. Mrs. Davis is a woman of great intellectual powers and a social queen, and at these entertainments she was very charming. Mr. Davis was always simple, unpretentious, and thoroughly cordial in his mannmodern times. The world has greatly misunderstood Mr. Davis and in no way more than in personal traits of his cter. My brother, the late Frank H. Alfriend, was Mr. Davis's biographer, and through. him and through personal intercourse with Mr. Davis, I knew him well. In all his social, domestic, and family relations he was the ghighest conceivable. Leaders in social life. Mr. Davis, at the Executive Mansion, held weekly receptions,he war. The occasions were not especially marked, but Mr. and Mrs. Davis were always delightful hosts. ConspMrs. Davis were always delightful hosts. Conspicuous figures in the social life of Richmond during the war were the accomplished and learned Judah P. Benjam
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