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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Confederate Government at Montgomery. (search)
in the Home Guard at Charleston. The reason alleged for not accepting more men was the want of arms, and Mr. Davis's book is an apology for not procuring them. Insisting that a great war was probable, and Charles G. Memminger, first Secretary of the Treasury to the Confederacy. From a steel engraving. inaugurated on the 18th of February,--there was no declaration of war before the middle of April and no efficient blockade of the ports for many months,yet it was in May that he started Major Huse over to England with instructions to purchase 10,000 Enfield rifles! By these facts may be gauged his estimate of the emergency or of the purchasing ability of the Confederate States. The provisional constitution provided that Congress shall appropriate no money from the Treasury unless it be asked and estimated for by the President or some one of the heads of departments, except for the purpose of paying its own expenses and contingencies. The Congress could, therefore, do nothing abou
e memory of one who was as unpretending as he was useful and devoted to the cause. Captain Semmes wvas sent to the North to buy guns and all the available arms in the market, and also to get machinery and artisans for Government arsenals and shops; he ably performed the service, but the intervention of the civil authorities prevented the delivery of the arms and machinery. He was also directed to buy vessels suitable for defensive and offensive use, but unfortunately could find none. Major Huse was sent to Europe, on the third day after Mr. Davis's inauguration, to buy arms there. He found few serviceable arms on the market, but made such extensive contracts that, to bring them through the blockade, was after this the only difficulty encountered. In the shop of the Government gun repairers was a musket from the Tower of London, made in 1762; it might have been fired in the Revolutionary war of 1776, taken part in the Indian wars, in the war of 1812, in the Indian wars of 183
rtment, says they had one hundred and twenty thousand men in Corinth, and that now they cannot muster much over eighty thousand. Some of the fresh graves on the road have been opened and found filled with arms. Many of the prisoners beg not to be exchanged, saying they purposely allowed themselves to be taken. Beaureguard himself retreated from Baldwin on Saturday afternoon to Okolona, Miss. Brigadier-General D. B. Birney, having been tried by court-martial, and honorably acquitted of the charges brought against him, this day reassumed command of his brigade by order of General Kearny, commmanding division. The House of Representatives of the United States called for information respecting the organization by General Hunter, of the Department of South-Carolina, of a regiment of black volunteers for the defence of the Union.--(Doc. 132.) An interesting correspondence between Judge Rost, Captain Huse, and R. M. T. Hunter, rebel agents in Europe, was this day published.
lly. On the twenty-fifth of March, Colonel J. Jourdan, commander of the sub-district of Beaufort, with two hundred men of the One Hundred and Fifty-eighth New York volunteer infantry, embarked on board the United States gunboat Britannia, Lieutenant Huse commanding, and steamed for Bogue and Bear Inlets, for the purpose of capturing two of the enemy's vessels engaged in contraband trade, and also a body of cavalry reported to be at Swansboro. Nearing the inlets, a portion of the command wash him forty-three negro refugees. The whole expedition arrived at Beaufort on the morning of the twenty-sixth ultimo, without the loss of a man. Great credit is due Colonel Jourdan and the officers and men of his command, together with the officers and men of the navy, for the efficient service performed. The Commanding General tenders his thanks especially to Colonel Jourdan, Captain Cuff, and Lieutenant King, of the army, and to Commander Dove and Lieutenants Huse and Cowie, of the navy.
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overnment, vol. i. p. 311. makes mention of Major Huse, who, he says, was the officer sent to Europnt, the reader has nothing further to learn; Major Huse's own testimony, corroborated by the distincherefore not prior to the 13th of April—that Major Huse passed through Charleston, on his way to Eur for the armies of the South. A letter of Major Huse is also given in Mr. Davis's book, Rise andenience to us in the way of shipping goods. Major Huse had, clearly, no great faith in the mission the cause. The letter states, further, that Major Huse had steamer-loads of arms, ammunition, and ao us, after carefully examining the whole of Major Huse's letter, not that the charge made against Mnt, vol. i. p. 441. In the selection of Major Huse, as agent, Mr. Davis seems to have been purss requiring great discernment and capacity. Major Huse asserts that in December, 1861, he was incap to light the contradiction existing between Major Huse's letter and the assertions of Mr. Davis on [6 more...]
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 7: (search)
Liverpool firm of Fraser, Trenholm & Co., a branch of the Charleston house of John Fraser & Co., the head of which, Trenholm, was for some time the Confederate Secretary of the Treasury. The Liverpool house was the authorized depositary of Confederate funds in Europe, and it conducted, on the other side, the blockade-running and other enterprises in which the Government at Richmond took a large part. There were other agents, with greater or less responsibilities at various points, North and Huse in England, Barron, whom Semmes designates our Chief of Bureau in Paris, Helm in Cuba, Heyliger at Nassau, and Walker at Bermuda. These, or most of these, acted directly for the Government, and their authority was generally understood and recognized. Besides these, there were others, foreign subjects, sometimes merchants in good standing, who were ready to act when a third person was required to carry out a fictitious transfer, or to perform some part in a transaction which was too delicat
A sensible remark. --Rev. Dr. Goss commenced his discourse in the Free-Will Baptist Church, New York, last Sunday, by declaring that that city was the great missionary field for the world. John Y. Mason, Jacob Thompson, J. P. Benjamin and Colonel Fuller are in London. Mr. Slidell, Mrs. Gywn and daughter, Judge Rost (rebel commissioner to Spain) and Major Huse, agent to the rebels for the purchase of arms, are in Paris. Rev. Dr. Verner's church, in New York, is called the "Pretty Waiter-Girl's Church. " Reason — pretty girls take up the collections. We haven't any late advices from Maximilian, and we are glad of it. We don't want advice from that quarter.--Prentice.