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Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 31: the Chinese-Wall blockade, abroad and at home. (search)
Chapter 31: the Chinese-Wall blockade, abroad and at home. Foundation errors lost opportunity the Treaty of Paris view first southern commissioners doubts the Mason Slidell incident Mr. Benjamin's foreign policy Deleon's captured despatches murmurs loud and deep England's attitude other great Powers Mr. Davis' view if interest of the Powers the Optimist view production and speculation blockade companies sumptuary laws growth of evil power Charleston and Savannah running the fleet at Wilmington demoralization and disgust the Mississippi closed Vicksburg running the Bloc. on the border the spy system female agents. Potent factor in sapping the foundations of Confederate hope and of Confederate credit, was the blockade. First held in contempt; later fruitful mother of errors, as to the movements and intentions of European powers; ever the growing constrictor-whose coil was slowly, but surely, to crush out life-it became each year harder to be
ps unjustly, to some of the German regiments at Chancellorsville, adds: I never saw an American so frightened as to lose his senses, though I have seen thousands of the natives of Columbia leave one battlefield or another in the most dastardly manner. but this was never, so far as I know, attributed to any Massachusetts regiment or battery collectively, or to the actual commander of any; nor were whole companies ever mustered out as insubordinate, as happened once in the Confederate army. DeLeon's Four Years in Rebel Capitals, p. 133. It may fairly be claimed that the Massachusetts regiments were at first censured far oftener, among their mates, for showing too much discipline than for too little; and that, as the war came slowly to its height, the value of this discipline was more and more conceded by all. That great drawback to restraint in volunteer regiments, and especially in rural regiments, the too free-and-easy familiarity between officers and men, diminished as the war wen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The plan to rescue the Johnson's Island prisoners. (search)
P. Loyall, Lieutenant A. G. Hudgins, Lieutenant G. W. Gift, Lieutenant J. M. Gardner, Lieutenant B. P. (F. M.) Roby, Lieutenant M. P. Goodwyn, Lieutenant Otey Bradford, Acting-Master W. B. Ball (colonel of Fifteenth Virginia Cavalry), Acting-Master William Finney, Acting-Master (H.) W. Perrin, Lieutenant Patrick McCarrick, ActingMas-ter Henry Wilkinson, Chief-Engineer (J.) Charles Schroeder, First-Assistant-Engineer H. X. Wright, Second-Assistant-Engineer Tucker, Assistant-Paymaster (P. M.) DeLeon, Assistant-Surgeon (William) Sheppardson, gunners Gormley and Waters, John Tabb, a man named Leggett, who subsequently left us at Halifax. Of course our plan was kept secret, only Wilkinson, Loyall, and myself knowing its objects, and we did not attempt to contradict the report that we were going to England, where many of the officers and our friends on shore supposed we were bound. The party consisted of twenty-two, all told, and on the 7th of October we left Smithville, N. C., on the C
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Davis, Jefferson, trusted by Calhoun, 106; his Rise and Fall of the Confederate States Government, 109; beauty and purity of character of, 294; last escort of, 337; prison life of and fellow prisoners, 338, 371. DeBell, Captain J. B., 144. DeLeon, T. C., 146. DeLeon, Edward, 115. Dinkins, Captain James, 250, 299. Dispatch, Capture of Confederate, 69. Donelson, Surrender of Fort, 126. Dred Scott Decision, 31. Duke, General Basil W., 132. DuBose, John Witherspoon, 102. DeLeon, Edward, 115. Dinkins, Captain James, 250, 299. Dispatch, Capture of Confederate, 69. Donelson, Surrender of Fort, 126. Dred Scott Decision, 31. Duke, General Basil W., 132. DuBose, John Witherspoon, 102. Early, Everett, 207. Early, General J. A. Vindicated, 224. Early, J. Cabell, 222. Echols, General John, 174. Ellis, Governor John W., 275, 291. Embargo Act of 1807, 17. Engineer Troops, Parole list of, 51. Erlanger & Co., Proposition of, 113. Eustace, Lieutenant, killed, 240. Featherstone-Posey-Harris, Miss, Brigade; Organization and services of, 329, 330, 331, 336. Federal Army, Foreign Elements of, 6; Union Hessians and Negroes in, 113, 125, 205. Federal an
Appointment. --Surgeon D. C. Deleon, of the Confederate States Army, has been assigned to duty as Medical Director of the Department of Northern Virginia. Surgeon DeLeon is an old army surgeon, and relieves Surgeon Thomas H. Williams, also of the old army.