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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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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 459 3 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 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
people there still remained the possibility of resorting to individual outrages. One of these expedients was to try Jefferson Davis for treason and to condemn him to death and execute him. When all the great lawyers of the North had vainly searched the Constitution and laws for some warrant to make Davis a traitor, the bloody inquisitors, determined to have a victim at last, were reduced to the expedient of making one of Captain Henry Wirz the Commandant of the Confederate prison at Andersonvy the lives of a large number of Federal prisoners, to-wit, 45,000 soldiers, etc. The court implicated with Wirz, President Davis and members of his Cabinet and other high officials of the Confederate service, but the others mentioned were never ernment, and it is known that Wirz was offered life and liberty if he would charge the treatment of the prisoners on President Davis, but he scorned such knavery and went to his death a brave and innocent man. In this connection a volume of extre
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.2 (search)
two letters below, which were written by Jefferson Davis to Colonel R. H. Chilton, of Richmond, maclared to Chilton that he intended to see President Davis about the matter. The report then went t War, by whom it should have been forwarded to Davis. It was not forwarded, however, and Campbell did not carry out his intention of seeing Mr. Davis. The prisoners were soon moved, but they would probably have been moved earlier had Davis seen the Chandler report. In 1865 when Wirz, the Comed his life, it is said, if he would implicate Davis, but he withstood the temptation. The Northertention that the report was never forwarded to Davis. In explanation of the matter, it has been the United States authorities are to blame, Mr. Davis was referring to the refusal of General Granof Colonel Zachary Taylor. He was one of President Davis' aids de camp. The original of these lcommended as not injurious, if not beneficial. I am, as ever, truly your friend, Jefferson Davis. [7 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.7 (search)
Engaged, at the opening centenary year of Jefferson Davis, upon a somewhat important work of Confedeveral books averaged five columns, while Jefferson Davis—soldier, Senator, Cabinet minister and leoverthrew and would never have imprisoned Jefferson Davis—was also front Welsh stock; his progenitot was named Evan. My eldest brother was Colonel Davis' comrade in the Mexican War and his friendir first glimpse of war in the Black Hawk War. Davis as Lieutenant in the United States Army, and Lgoons was organized, and its Adjutant was Jefferson Davis, now promoted to first lieutenant, in 18l Government. Then, in January, of 1861, Jefferson Davis made his farewell speech in the Senate, well Cobb, late of the Buchanan Cabinet. But Mr. Davis was unanimously chosen Provisional President grounds, on Feb. 22, 1862. At this time, Mr. Davis was the idol of the people and almost equalld two grandchildren. The second son, Jefferson Davis, Jr., had almost reached his majority when h[6 more...]<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
estern Virginia opposing McClellan. Henry Heth, major corps of infantry, C. S. A., March 16, 1861; colonel Fourth Virginia Infantry, June 17, 1861; brigadier-general, January 6, 1862; major-general, May 24, 1863; died in Washington city, September 26, 1899. Commands—Brigade in 1862, composed of Fortieth, Forty-seventh and Fifty-fifth Virginia Regiments, Infantry, and Twenty-second Virginia Battalion, Infantry, A. P. Hill's Division, A. N. V., division composed of Pettigrew's, Archer's, Davis's, Cooke's and Brockenbrough's Brigades, Third Corps, A. N. V. Ambrose Powell Hill, colonel Thirteenth Virginia Infantry, —, 1861; brigadier-general, February 26, 1862; Major-general, May 26, 1862; lieutenant-general, May 24, 1863; killed at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865. Commands—Brigade composed of First, Seventh, Eleventh and Seventeenth Regiments, Virginia Infantry; and Roger's Light Battery of Artillery, A. N. V.; division composed of brigades of Pender, Heth, Archer, Lane, Thom<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
the First blow. No, I will never never strike the first blow at the Union, said Mr. Stephens, speaking slowly and distinctly. Alec! cried Mr. Toombs. They gazed into each other's eyes. Then, without a word, Toombs turned and walked out of the room, with the other delegates at his heels. I afterward understood that many of the delegations sat up all night caucusing; that Toombs was the second choice with the members of Congress, but the delegates from the undecided States did not consider him radical enough. They said he would make Mr. Stephens his premier, and be guided by his advice. Cobb and Rhett's names were both considered, but the radicals would not accept either. After further skirmishing Jeff Davis' name was presented, and the radicals made no objections. For the sake of harmony, the other delegates fell into line, and the next morning, February 9, 1861, the Hon. Jefferson Davis was unanimously elected President of the Confederate States of America.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The monument to Captain Henry Wirz. (search)
aim of the trial seemed to be to connect President Davis with the ill-treatment of the Federal pried immunity to Wirz if he would implicate President Davis in the ill-treatment of prisoners at Ande was offered pardon if he would implicate President Davis with the atrocities at Andersonville, he offer of full pardon if I would say President Jefferson Davis instigated the cruelties claimed to he willing and waiting perjurers to libel Jefferson Davis and you can go free. Why, my dear sir, were your people so anxious to convict Mr. Davis of cruelty to prisoners? First, it was to draw thend other crimes, and, secondly, to show that Mr. Davis had committed heinous and inhuman crimes, woo we then kept our prisoners confined. President Davis offered to ship to New York cotton with wh. The Federal government refused it. President Davis turned a sergeant and several men loose wersonville, to the Federal government. President Davis then offered to turn over to the Federal [2 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Efforts for Reconstruction in April, 1865. (search)
r written by me to Gen. Breckinridge, then Secretary of War, and submitted to Mr. Davis, Gen. Lee. and read to a number of members of Congress, dated 6 March, 1865, and penalties. That he supposed it would not be proper to offer a pardon to Mr. Davis—whom we familiarly call Jeff Davis—who says he would not have one, but that would not assume counsel, much less to act upon the question of peace. That Mr. Davis had finally excused himself from the performance of the irksome duty, by sayiiated and which had been submitted to Gen. Breckinridge, Sec'y of War, and to Mr. Davis, with a view to induce their action, expecting that there might be company atnd that peace must follow upon such a measure. I told him that the action of Mr. Davis in refusing all negotiation upon the basis of union had compelled conservativs an endorsement on a letter of a man named Alston, which had been written to Mr. Davis, as President, and referred to the War Department. In the regular course of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.39 (search)
er slaves were hers by purchase and not by piracy, in the intensity of her worship of independence, the jewel beyond all price to her when our sinews of the war were strained to the uttermost through her legislature by a special committee to President Davis, offered to emancipate her slaves by an act of the general assembly if such a measure could hell our cause. Any sacrifice for Anglo-Saxon liberty was the tender of her soul. Her spirit stifled the thought of subjugation. Here was the courrvice and will endure to the end of knighthood. At first Manassas he was conspicuous with his company in intensifying the confusion and flight of the enemy, and was not reconciled by the capture of a number of artillery pieces (delivered to President Davis) to the abandonment of the pursuit he expected to continue to Washington. At Williamsburg he was wounded unto death, it was believed, and was left in the hospital unparoled; but by love and skill, after the lapse of months, he returned to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Constitution and the Constitution. (search)
down upon all that is here commended. Be it so. Yet just because his own foothold was so firmly planted in that past, with the greater firmness he looked through the bitterness of his own time to the resurrection of a better time. Fight on, brave heart; out of the dust and darkness of the well-fought field emerge, at last, the stars of heaven. The book of chivalry once more lay wide open; once more the altar rose. In the wreck of hope he dared to hope. In the life of her husband, Mrs. Jefferson Davis tells us his construction of his stewardship was very strict. His office had for him no perquisites. When she once sent a package by his messenger he said to her: Patrick's services are for the war department; the horse and wagon are for government use. Employ another servant if your own are not adequate to your use. So once the trust for liberty was held. To-day we come across it as a quaint relic dug up from the Old Curiosity Shop of the past. It discloses a discrepancy between
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.44 (search)
ilton Cayce, George W. Chappell, Robert G. Chase, Henry Cocke, W. F. Coldwell, H. T. Coldwell, J. E. Cooke, John E. Cooke, John S. Cooke, William Cox, H. E. Crowder, W. M. Crowdis, W. S. Cunningham, J. E. Davis, John A. Maclin, Joseph J. Madry, A. J. Madry, John W. Martin, John Martin, Samuel McCann, Alex. M. McCrackin, David Mathias, C. P. Miles, Alex. M. Miles, George W. Minatree, Jr., John Mingea, John F. News Oliver, M. E. Page, J. F. Pannill, Charles Panill, Walter Peaman, Charles J. Penman, John Pettet, Thomas T. Poarch, E. J. Poarch, E. N. Pool, Stephen Pool, S. D. P. Rae, J. E. Reade, G. W. Reade, J. T. Davis, W. H. Dean, Leonidas H. Derring, James Dunlop, James R. Folks, Joseph Farley, George W. Farley, Peter F. Farley, Thomas A. Gibson, Jeb Gregory, Thomas B. Grigg, W. E. Guess, Nelson Harrison, R. H. Hobbs, R