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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 21: Mr. Davis's first session in Congress. (search)
tilities began in Mexico. Finally the war, long threatened, had been in due form declared between the United States and Mexico. As the summer advanced the dreadful call came from Mississippi for Mr. Davis to command the First Mississippi regiment, which was organized at Vicksburg, and had elected him the colonel. He eagerly and gladly accepted. There were no telegraphs and few railways in those days. The notification was brought to Washington by a special messenger, his friend Colonel James Roach, of Vicksburg, Miss., who delivered it to Mr. Davis in the latter part of June, 1846. Then began hurried preparations for our departure for Mississippi. The President had been authorized to appoint two major-generals and four brigadier-generals, in addition to the present military establishment, and he intimated to Mr. Davis that he should like to make him one of them. My husband expressed his preference for an elective office; when pressed, he said that he thought volunteer tro
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
, John Cogbill, Matt Condrey, Thomas W. Pemberton, Frank Turnley, D. C. Richardson, and Quartermaster-Sergeant of the battalion S. Carter Weisiger; Corporals D. C. Howard, John W. Moody, Thomas J. Todd; Privates Robert Bidgood, Andrew Barker, Winchester Belvin, Lafayette Bolton, David A. Brown, John Creary, R. M. Clark, William E. Evans, George W. Folks, Clarence Flournoy, Marion Francisco, George Goff, John W. Glenn, Joseph Hayes, W. J. Mays, Thomas Perdue, William Parr, Charles Perkins, James Roach, Thomas Royall, Silas Stubbs, P. B. Scherer, Spencer Wooldridge, Samuel P. Weisiger. Parker's Battery was followed by Woolfolk's Battery, represented by Lieutenants Willam Terrell and Vaughan, and Taylor's Battery, represented by Lieutenant Leake, and Jordan's Battery, represented by Sergeant James C. Read. But few of these old soldiers were without honorable scars. Wise's brigade, Thirty-fourth Virginia, General Peyton Wise in command; A. P. Hill veterans; Great Southern's Band
Twenty-one Yankee prisoners, captured in North Carolina, were received at the Libby Prison yesterday. Five of them were captured near Newbern, and were sent forward by Col. Bradford, commanding the post at Goldsborough, N. C. They belonged to the U. S. marine artillery corps, and gave the names of James Herrell, John Greves, H. R. Lloyd, James Roach, and Moses Lewis.
n the afternoon in making his arrest. The accused is a young man of genteel appearance, and looks very little like a person of dishonest inclinations. Owing to the absence of witnesses the Mayor postponed taking up the charge preferred against Fanny, slave of Samuel Skinner, and Abby, slave of Mary Voss, the first with stealing and the latter with receiving one bond for the payment of $100 due from the Confederate States, and three twenty-five cent pieces, from Mrs. Pemberton. James Roach, August Haffner, and --Crouch, youths, were charged with stealing a splendid cloth cloak from the Rev. Mrs. T. V. Moore on Saturday last. The evidence proved the accusation against them, and they were therefore remanded to the Hustings Court for further examination. Jordan Miller was also sent on to the grand jury for indictment on the charge of receiving said cloak, knowing it to have been stolen. On Saturday last a lot of writing paper was stolen from the office of the Commissary
Judge Lyon's Court. --In this Court yesterday a nolle prosequi was entered in the case of James Roach, a small white boy, indicted for stealing a valuable cloth cloak from Mrs T V Moore. The boy was then with the consent of his parents apprenticed to the Navy.