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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
onal unity in Georgia, that caused Davis to visit that State. In recording the fact of Davis's absence at that time, A Rebel War Clerk said, in his diary: When the cat's away, the mice will play. I saw a note of invitation to-day, from Secretary Mallory to Secretary Seddon, inviting him to his house, at 5 P. M., to partake of pea-soup with Secretary Trenholm. His pea-soup will be oysters and champagne, and every other delicacy relished by epicures. Mr. Mallory's red face and his plethoriMr. Mallory's red face and his plethoric body indicate the highest living; and his party will enjoy the dinner, while so many of our brave men are languishing with wounds, or pining in cruel captivity. Nay, they may feast, possibly, while the very pillars of the Government are crumbling under the blows of the enemy. In obedience to these instructions, Hood now moved rapidly northwestward, and threatened Kingston and other important points on the railway. Sherman followed as rapidly. He pressed through the Allatoona Pass and acr
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
nd their commanders bore commissions from the Confederate Government so-called. See page 570, volume II. The Confederate Navy Department was organized with S. R. Mallory, formerly a National Senator, at its head, and he continued in office until the close of the war. His department according to A Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the Confederate States, to January 1, 1864, printed at Richmond, was composed as follows: S. R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy, with a chief clerk, three inferior clerks, and messenger; an Office of Orders and Details; Office of Ordnance and Hydrography; Office of Provisions and Clothing, and Offichmen, all of which were transferred to the sea-king at Madeira, when she was named Shenandoah. her Captain was James I. Waddell, who was regularly commissioned by Mallory. He addressed the crew, who were ignorant of their destination until then, and informed them of the character and purpose of the Shenandoah, where-upon only Twen
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
d there are but three days' rations for the Army — a nice calculation. on the night after Sheridan's arrival at Columbia, the Government was so frightened by a rumor that that bold rider was at the outer fortifications of the capital, that Secretary Mallory and Postmaster-General Reagan, Jones recorded. were in the saddle; and rumor says, he added, that the President, and the remainder of his Cabinet, had their horses saddled in readiness for flight. the Congress were very nervous, and wantt painful silence prevailed. a Confederate staff officer, who accompanied the Government in its flight that night, says that, at that time, Benjamin, Secretary of State, being a Jew, was not at church, but was enjoying his pipe and solitude. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy, a Roman Catholic, was at mass in St. Peter's Cathedral. Trenholm, Secretary of the Treasury, was sick. Reagan, Postmaster-General, was at Dr. Petre's Baptist church, and Breckinridge, Secretary of War, was at Dr. Duncan
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
scramble for specie. It was determined to give the cavalry some few dollars each. They were impatient, and helped themselves as soon as they discovered where to get it. The result was an inequitable distribution — many got too much, many got nothing; and dust-hunters picked up a good deal the following day — a good deal that was trampled under foot during the contemptible scramble. --History, &c. by C. E. L. Stuart. the remainder of the Cabinet, excepting Reagan, deserted the President. Mallory, the Secretary of the Navy, doubting whether his official services would be needed on the Gulf, fled, with the notorious Wigfall, by railway, to La Grange, where he found his family, and was subsequently arrested. Benjamin, the Secretary of State, mysteriously disappeared, after making ample provision for his own comfort. He afterward solved the enigma by showing his person in England. Of all the ministers, only Reagan remained faithful to the person of the chief. Up to this time, Dav