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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Thomas R. R. Cobb. (search)
Wigfall, of Texas, is here. He promises to be as troublesome to us as he was to the Congress at Washington. May 3.—We have in the Confederate States at least 100,000 stand of arms and ample ordnance for our necessities. We have powder enough to furnish our troops for a year's active campaign and 2,500, 000 percussion caps. Governor Brown did a dirty trick in Georgia. The convention ordered the arsenal at Augusta and the arms in it turned over to the government. Brown secretly sent Rockwell up to Augusta and shipped all of the good arms to Savannah before the agent of the government could get there. Under other circumstances it would be wrong, but at present it was disgraceful. We have delayed declaring war for two days, waiting for the Virginia commission. I wanted to act yesterday. As soon as Congress adjourns Howell says he is going into his old district and raise a regiment for the war. May 4.—Well we have cast the die and accepted the war forced upon us by Lincol