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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 23 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 22 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 22, 1865., [Electronic resource] 20 0 Browse Search
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 18 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 16 2 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 16 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 14 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 0 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
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the Arkansas, and other minor disasters. The victory at Fredericksburg was the one bright spot in all this dark picture. Complaints from the people of the subjugated States came in daily. Women were set adrift across our borders with their children, penniless and separated from all they held dear. Their property was confiscated, the newspapers were suppressed, and the presses sold under the Confiscation act. In Tennessee, county officers were nominated, and an election held. Andrew Johnson, Governor of Tennessee, announced, It is not expected that the enemies of the United States will propose to vote, nor is it intended that they be permitted to vote, or hold office; and an iron-clad oath was devised and forced upon all who desired any position in the municipal or State Government, or even .to engage in industrial pursuits. A convention was held to amend the constitution of Tennessee, and the amendments were ratified by twenty-five thousand majority, when in 1860 the Stat
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 64: capture of President Davis, as written by himself. (search)
omething pretty from the Confederates. I have one of the roses yet, and if he has gone to his reward, feel sure that this kind act was counted him for righteousness. After dinner I had an interview with General Wilson. After some conversation in regard to our common acquaintance, he referred to the proclamation offering a reward for my capture. I supposed that any insignificant remark of mine would be reported to his Government, and feared that another opportunity to give my opinion of A. Johnson might not be presented, and told him there was one man in the United States who knew that proclamation to be false. He remarked that my expression indicated a particular person. I answered yes, and that person was the one who signed it, for he at least knew that I preferred Lincoln to himself. Having several small children, one of them an infant, I expressed a preference for the easier route by water, supposing then, as he seemed to do, that I was to go to Washington City. He manife
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 43: visit to New Orleans and admission to Fortress Monroe. (search)
ontained, in a leader from his pen, this unmistakable demand and protest: How and when did Davis become a prisoner of war? He was not arrested as a public enemy, but as a felon officially charged, in the face of the civilized world, with the foulest, most execrable guilt — that of having suborned assassins to murder President Lincoln, a crime the basest and most cowardly known to mankind. It was for this that $100,000 was offered and paid for his arrest. And the proclamation of Andrew Johnson and William H. Seward, offering this reward, says his complicity with Wilkes Booth & Co. is established by evidence now in the Bureau of Military Justice. So there was no need of time to hunt it up. It has been asserted that Davis is responsible for the death by exposure and famine of our captured soldiers; and his official position gives plausibility to the charge. Yet, while Henry Wirz was long ago arraigned, tried, convicted, sentenced, and hanged for this crime — no charge has
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fifth annual meeting of the Southern Historical Society, October 31st., 1877. (search)
condition of the country had made it possible that such a war could be waged for such a cause and against a people so helpless and unoffending. The real purpose of the war of 1867 was to secure a presidential election. The immobility of President Johnson, like a rock in the sea, had caused a reactionary movement among the people to save the Constitution as well as the Union. Those who wanted the Union without the Constitution — who wanted an oligarchy instead of a republic—at once discerhe State governments, and marshalled an army to enforce the movement. It was the right of local self-government in the States that stood in the way of the marplots who intended to control the presidency at every hazard. The encounter with Andrew Johnson caused them to dread a President who regarded his oath to support the Constitution, and they intended that nothing should be left to chance in the election of his successor. This purpose could only be accomplished by taking the government of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Leading Confederates on the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
mense wagon-train passing, said to belong to Johnson's division. At 2:30 A. M., July 2d, we took g seen by the enemy. General Lee ordered Colonel Johnson, of his engineer corps, to lead and condufrom General Lee to follow the conduct of Colonel Johnson. Therefore I sent orders to Hood, who ne with and commanding Cemetery Hill. Before Johnson got up the Federals were reported moving to oant Robert Early, sent to investigate it, and Johnson placed in position, the night was far advancethey were stopped by Ewell's wagon trains and Johnson's division turning into the road in front of ent to the main attack, having reinforced General Johnson during the night of the 2d, ordered him fwell says: Just before the time fixed for General Johnson's advance the enemy attacked him to regais route, under the direction and conduct of Col. Johnson of his staff of engineers; that Colonel JohColonel Johnson's orders were to keep the march of the troops concealed, and that I hurried Hood's division fo[4 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The true story of the capture of Jefferson Davis. (search)
Sherman, which resulted, on the 18th, not in the final capitulation, but in the armistice which the Government of the United States declined to ratify. General Breckinridge was not present and took no part in the celebrated capitulation. [See Johnson's Narrative, pages 396-407.] There was no such change of plan , fatuous or not fatuous, as represented by General Wilson. No council of war was held at Abbeville. General Bragg was not at Abbeville. No cavalry commander was a member of thef Mr. Lincoln, inquiring whether he had heard of it. I have, was the answer, and there is one man who knows it to be a lie. By one man rejoined Wilson, I presume you mean some one particular man? I do, answered Mr. Davis; I mean the man [Andrew Johnson] who signed the proclamation; for he knows that I would a thousand times rather have Abraham Lincoln to deal with, as President of the United States, than to have him. This was said with the full expectation that it would be reported. The
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A review of the First two days operations at Gettysburg and a reply to General Longstreet by General Fitz. Lee. (search)
he fighting upon that day. Each had two divisions of their corps engaged, thus leaving one division to each corps, viz., Johnson of Ewell's, and Anderson of Hill's, at their service for further work-something over 10,000 men. The four divisions enganewed after that it would have been by fresh troops on either side, with all the chances of a new battle. At 6 o'clock, Johnson's division entered the town; and Anderson's division might have reached there at the same time if it had been ordered to as it moved up the Baltimore pike, crossed Wolf Hill, with orders to seize the high land on the Confederate left, where Johnson's division subsequently spent the night. If, therefore, Hill and Ewell had renewed the attack at 6 P. M., with their command being much shattered by the fight of the 1st. On our extreme left opposed to Wadsworth, were three brigades of Johnson's division, Ewell's corps. One of his brigades, Walker's, was in position faced to the left to guard the flank of our a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Numerical strength of the armies at Gettysburg. (search)
ate army, it would raise the effective strength of the former to fully 115,000 on the 27th day of June, four days previous to the battle. View these figures as one will, the disparity in numerical strength is very apparent. Historical accuracy being my great aim in all that I have to say upon this subject, I hasten to correct the error into which I have inadvertently fallen along with Mr. Swinton. Strength of the army of Northern Virginia, May 31st, 1863. commands.Present for Duty.Effective Total. Enlisted Men.Officers. First Army Corps: General Staff13 Anderson's Division6,797643 McLaws' Division6,684627 Hood's Division7,030690 Pickett's Division6,072615 Total First Corps26,5832,58829,171 Second Army Corps: General Staff17 A. P. Hill's Division8,501798 Rodes' Division7,815648 Early's Division6,368575 Johnson's Division5,089475 Total Second Corps27,7732,51330,286 Cavalry9,53675610,292 Artillery4,4602424,702 Total effective Army of Northern Virginia 74, 4561
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Steuart's brigade at the battle of Gettysburg.--a narrative by Rev. Randolph H. McKim, D. D., late First Lieutenant and Aide-de-camp, Confederate army. (search)
y, your obedient servant, Randolph H. McKIM. New York, March 4, 1878. The Third brigade of Johnson's division entered the battle of Gettysburg very much jaded by the hard marching which fell to report (Southern Historical Society Papers for July, 1876, page 42): The troops of the former (Johnson) moved steadily up the steep and rugged ascent under a heavy fire, driving the enemy into his ed, the Third brigade held the position they had won the night before. Several writers speak of Johnson being heavily reinforced. It may be. But I feel sure that that far-advanced line of earthworksrough all those terrible hours on the morning of the 3d July. The reinforcements which came to Johnson must have been employed on the flanks or on some other portion of the line than that occupied by us. My memoranda says that Johnson was subsequently reinforced by the brigades of Smith and Daniel. Probably this was just before the last fatal charge. I remember the latter brigade coming up
Dec. 22. Senator Andrew Johnson was burned in effigy at Memphis, Tenn., to-day. There was a secession meeting in Ashland Hall, in Norfolk, Va. Disunion speeches were delivered by Colonel V. D. Grover and General John Tyler. The speeches were enthusiastically applauded.--N. Y. Times, Dec. 23. Senator Crittenden, of Kentucky, made a speech this evening to the citizens of Washington, in which he advocated Union and the laws. This evening the New England Society at New York celebrated the anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims, by a dinner, toasts, and speeches. The reading of the sentiment, The American Union; it must and shall be preserved, was received with unbounded applause. Among the speakers were the Vice President elect and Senator Seward.--(Doc. 4.) The Charleston Mercury insists that the President will not reinforce the garrison at Fort Moultrie. The reinforcement of the forts at this time and under present circumstances, says that paper, means c
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