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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the two governments. (search)
mith (1863-5) Vermont Governor Erastus Fairbanks (1860-1) Governor Frederic Holbrook (1861-3) Governor J. Gregory Smith (1863-5) West Virginia (admitted 1863) Provisional Governor Francis H. Peirpoint (1861-3) Governor Arthur I. Boreman (1863-9) Wisconsin Governor Alexander W. Randall (1857-61) Governor Louis P. Harvey (1861-2) Governor Edward Salomon (1862-3) Governor James T. Lewis (1863-6). Confederate States Alabama Governor Andrew B. Moore (1857-61) Governor John Gill Shorter (1861-3) Governor Thomas H. Watts (1863-5) Arkansas Governor Henry M. Rector (1860-3) Governor Harris Flanagin (1863-4) Governor Isaac Murphy (1864-8) Florida Governor Madison S. Perry (1857-61) Governor John Milton (1861-5) Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown (1857-65) Louisiana Governor Thomas O. Moore (1860-4) Governor Henry W. Allen (1864-5) Union military governors Governor George F. Shepley (1862-4) Governor Michae
Doc. 84.-Governor Shorter's appeal to the people of Alabama. Executive Department, Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 22, 1862. In view of the anticipated effect of the conscript law upon the militia system of the State, on the twelfth day of May last, I invited the able-bodied men of Alabama, not subject to conscription, to form volunteer companies. That invitation did not receive the attention it merited. The Legislature has adopted no law for the improvement of the militia organization of ther soldiers never falter upon the battle-field. Let us hope that none will be permitted to hide under cover of home from their appropriate duty. In testimony whereof, I, John Gill Shorter, Governor of the State of Alabama, have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the State to be affixed, this the twenty-second day of December, A. D. 1862, and of the confederate States the second year. John Gill Shorter, Governor of Alabama. By the Governor: P. H. Brittain, Secretary of State.
upon him by a military necessity. As General Forrest was in such close pursuit of Colonel Streight he did not have time to gratify the malignity of his black heart to the fullest extent. He, however, burned the Round Mountain Iron-Works, which belonged to the government and to Judge Samuel P. L. Marshall. On Friday night or Saturday a detachment of two hundred picked men were sent by Colonel Streight to Rome with orders to do their work and then return to the command. They came to Colonel Shorter's spring, one mile and a quarter from this place, where they were informed by a negro, dat Rome is plum full of soldiers an‘ dem big guns is put up on cotton bags and are pintin up all de roads. They therefore returned to their command without approaching nearer than the spring. In the mean time General Forrest overtook the main body on Sunday morning, about ten o'clock, in Alabama, two miles from the Georgia line, and twenty miles from Rome. He sent a flag of truce to Colonel Stre
aPresident of the Provisional Congress; afterwards Brigadier-General and Major-General in the Confederate army. Hon. J. J. HooperAlabamaSecretary of the Provisional Congress. Hon. Wm. P. ChiltonAlabamaAfterwards member of Congress. Hon. Jabez L. M. CurryAlabamaAfterwards member of Congress and Lieutenant-Colonel of cavalry. Hon. Thomas FearnAlabama  Hon. Stephen F. HaleAlabama  Hon. David P. LewisAlabama  Hon. Colin J. McRaeAlabamaAfterwards special agent to London and Paris. Hon. John Gill ShorterAlabamaAfterwards Governor of Alabama. Hon. Robert H. SmithAlabamaAfterwards Colonel in Confederate Army. Hon. Richard W. WalkerAlabamaAfterwards Confederate Senator from Alabama. Hon. J. Patton AndersonFloridaAfterwards Brigadier-General and Major-General in the Confederate army. Hon. Jackson MortonFlorida  Hon. James B. OwensFlorida  Hon. Frank S. BartowGeorgiaAfterwards Brigadier-General in the Confederate army. Hon. Howell CobbGeorgiaAfterwards Brigadier-General and Major-G
ich the sufferers are citizens. May God's blessing rest upon your efforts. Very respectfully, Mrs. A. F. Hopkins. The Chairman appointed Hon. John Gill Shorter, Robt. A. Baker, Dr. W. R. Cunningham, Collin McCrue, W. G. England, Hon. G. T. Yelverton and Rev. E. Philips, to act as Committee on Resolutions. The fohe object which we have in view, to aid in the relief of our sick soldiers.--(Adopted.) The following are the committees appointed: On Resolutions.--J. G. Shorter, E. A. Baker, Dr. W. R. Cunningham, C. J. McRae, W. G. England, G. T. Yelverton, E. Philips. On Address.--R. H. Smith, J. L. M. Curry, E. Harrison, J. G. s.--R. H. Smith, J. L. M. Curry, E. Harrison, J. G. Shorter, H. C. Jones E. S. Fair, W. P. Chilton, (added on motion.) Executive Committee.--Wade Keyes, S. S. Scott, E. C. Elmore, Alfred Jones, (added on motion.) Treasurer — John Harrell. Secretary — D. L. Dalton. W. P. Chilton, Pres't. H. C. Jones, Sec'y
A Patriotic proclamation. --Gov. John Gill Shorter, of Alabama, has just issued a proclamation to the people of that State the following extract from which will explain its object: With all the purchases by the State, and the private contributions made by individuals, our soldiers in the field are not sufficiently supplied with clothing or blankets. And now, under the proclamation of the Executive of 22d November, several thousand additional troops are rapidly enlisting for a march to Tennessee and Kentucky, under a requisition made on the State by General A. S. Johnston. They must be furnished with arms, warm clothing and blankets. They go to a cold and inhospitable climate. Will not every citizen, male and female, contribute to the equipment of these gallant men who are rushing to meet the enemy, in almost countless numbers, in the great Valley of the Mississippi? Many have guns rusting in their houses, and blankets lying upon their shelves, which they can well a
Substitutes. --We find the following correspondence in the Greensboro' (Ala.) Beacon: Richmond, Sept. 29, 1863. Gov. J. H. Shorter: I suppose there is a mistake as to the action of the enrolling officer. All having substitutes may have been called upon to show their papers. Under orders of July 20, 1863, the duty would be upon the officer to show loss of service.--Gen. Pillow, having charge of this matter, will be telegraphed to on the subject. (Signed,) J. A. Seddon, Secretary of War. Marietta, Sept. 29, 1863. Gov. John Gill Shorter: Col. Dowd, at Eutaw, is ordered to suspend arrest of men having substitutes for the present. (Singed,) Gid. J. Pillow, Brig.-Gen.