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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
nt of our soldiers while in the hands of the enemy. The Tribune of May 17th, 1865, tells the real condition of feeling at that moment, and unequivocally shows that it was not favorable to Mr. Davis on this matter. At the instance of Mr. Greeley, Mr. Wilson and, as I was given to understand, of Mr. Stevens, I went to Canada the first week in January, 1866, taking Boston on my route, there to consult with Governor Andrew and others. While at Montreal, General John C. Breckinridge came from Toronto, at my request, for the purpose of giving me information. There I had placed in my possession the official archives of the Government of the Confederate States, which I read and considered — especially all those messages and other acts of the Executive with the Senate in its secret sessions concerning the care and exchange of prisoners. I found that the supposed inhuman and unwarlike treatment of their own captured soldiers by agents of our Government was a most prominent and frequent top
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Appendix: the testimony of letters. (search)
er rises. I have confined this letter to one subject because my whole soul is taken up with that subject. General Early returned from Canada to the States in 1869; that winter was devoted to visits among his relatives and friends from whom he had been so long parted. His father died in 1870. In the autobiography he writes of his father as still living: it is therefore presumable that his manuscript was, at least, commenced while he was in Canada. Previously he had published at Toronto (in 1866), A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence, which was written, he states, under a solemn sense of duty to my unhappy country, and to the brave soldiers who fought under me, as well as to myself. His correspondence was very large and in many cases continued during years. Through this runs the story of his unflagging interest and industry in endeavoring to confirm every minutest detail of the narrative he desired to complete. The letters all show the esteem in which
oisy ones remained with me; but like Casper Hauser, long restriction had stiffened and impaired my powers, I could not think clearly or act promptly, difficulties seemed mountain high, the trees and flowers sheltered and bloomed for others, I knew they were fair, but they were not for me or mine. Our children, except the babies William and Varina, were at school in Montreal, and we concluded to remain there for the summer. After Mr. Davis became somewhat stronger he went to Niagara and Toronto, to visit Mr. James M. Mason, and a number of other Confederates who had not yet returned home, and with cheerful intercourse among friends he slowly improved. His friends desired to know something of his life in prison, but he was always disinclined to speak of injuries inflicted upon himself, and had a nervous horror of appearing to be a victim. Once, after a man had annoyed him dreadfully with questions about his imprisonment, he said, I imagine there are no quidnuncs in heaven, el
aff, with Captains Richardson, Hasles, and McMannus' companies of South Carolina troops arrived at Richmond, Va., this evening at 5 o'clock.--Charleston Mercury, May 1. General Harney is released by Governor Letcher of Virginia. The Washington City Councils passed a series of resolutions, expressing the strongest devotion to the Union, and thanking the citizen soldiery of the North now there, for coming forward so promptly at the call of the Government.--N. Y. Times, May 1. The Toronto (Canada) Globe of to-day, in a long article on American affairs, says that the North, by their impatience with reference to President Lincoln's policy, ignore the stupendous and delicate task he has before him, and will drive the country to anarchy and chaos. It advocates strengthening Mr. Lincoln's hands, and to abstain from perplexing his councils. The Leader, the Government organ, fears that Canada may become involved, and advocates an armed neutrality, and suggests that the Canadi
C., by the United States steamer Flag. When first discovered, the schooner had the Palmetto flag flying, but upon being chased, and satisfied of her fate, she hoisted the English flag, union down, as a signal of distress. Upon the vessel were found concealed a Confederate and a Palmetto flag, and the cook stated that just before the capture the captain burned up the ship's papers. Those found aboard, purporting to be English, were new, and evidently got up for the occasion.--N. Y. Tribune, October 18. The Tenth regiment of Maine Volunteers, under the command of Colonel George L. Beal, left Portland for the seat of war. Rochester, N. Y., has sent eighteen companies to the Union army. Another has been recruited in the country, making nineteen in all from Monroe Co.--Col. Rankin, M. P., who was engaged in recruiting a regiment of Lancers at Detroit for the Federal Government, was arrested at Toronto, Canada, for violation of the enlistment act.--N. Y. Commercial, October 9.
ment awaited them. Thence, Morgan made his way through Kentucky and Tennessee to northern Georgia; losing his companion by the way, but finding himself at last among those who did not fear to avow their sympathy with his cause, and their admiration for his character. Thence, he proceeded to Richmond, where he was greeted with an ovation, and made a speech, recounting his adventures, and protesting that the telegraphic blazon which appeared at the nick of time of his having just arrived at Toronto, was purely fortuitous, and that his escape was made entirely without assistance from any one outside the prison — an assertion not needed to incite and justify a strong presumption that the fact was otherwise. Thence, he returned to service in East Tennessee; where he was killed the next year. Gen. Rosecrans's remaining inactive at Murfreesboroa till late in the Summer of 1863 was dictated by imperative necessity. His supplies were mainly drawn from Louisville, far distant, over a si
nada. Letter from Arthur Rankin. Mr. Rankin was arrested for an alleged violation of the neutrality laws, and bound over to take his trial at the assizes in Toronto; but he explained his position in the following letter addressed to the Toronto Leader, in which he makes a strong point in reference to the enlistment of Englishmen in foreign service, and the proper interpretation of the Queen's proclamation: Toronto, October 5, 1861. To the Editor of the Leader: sir: No one could be more willing than I am to concede to the journalist the right to comment upon the current events of the day, or on the conduct of public men, in so far as that conduir, however, not content with slandering me, must carry your vulgar vindictiveness so far as to endeavor to cast a slur upon the character of those gentlemen from Toronto, in every way your superiors, who, animated by motives above your sordid comprehension, have recently enrolled themselves in the cause of freedom and enlightenmen
nessee, he found it almost impossible to avoid recognition. At one time he passed some poor women, and one of them commenced clapping her hands and said, Oh! I know who that is, I know who that is! but, catching herself, she stopped short, and passed on with her companions. The General says that his escape was made entirely without the assistance from any one on the outside, and, so far as he knows, also without their knowledge of his intention; that the announcement of his arrival in Toronto was one of those fortuitous coincidences that cannot be accounted for; that it assisted him materially, no doubt. In fact, he says that his wife's prayers saved him, and, as this is the most agreeable way of explaining it, he is determined to believe it. The above account may be relied on as correct; and, although much has been left out, yet enough is printed to stamp it as one of the most remarkable escapes in history. An appeal from Morgan. headquarters Morgan's cavalry, Decat
. We found that it could not be depended upon as an agent for incendiary work. Kennedy was hanged in New York, march 25, 1865. we left New York on the following Saturday over the Hudson River Railroad, spent Sunday at Albany, and arrived in Toronto on Monday afternoon. every Confederate plot in the North was fated to fail. The Federal Secret service proved to be more than a match for the Sons of Liberty and the Confederates. Captain T. H. Hines, another daring officer of Morgan's commg from three years to life. such were the last of the Confederate operations from Canada. The considerable force collected there gradually returned to the Confederacy. Martin and I left during the first week of February, 1865. we went from Toronto to Cincinnati and Louisville, where we attempted to kidnap the Vice President elect, Andrew Johnson, on his way to the inauguration. This failing, about ten o'clock on the morning of march 1st we went to a stable where Major Fossee of General P
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.51 (search)
ay with the necessary means. For this purpose I propose to leave as much as five thousand dollars in the hands of B. Weir & Co., to carry interest until used, to defray these expenses; and to employ discreet and responsible persons in Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Saint Catherine, Windsor, and other points likely to be reached by our men, whose interest in the cause will induce them to take the requisite precautions to prevent imposition and to advance the price of transportation until reimburshe information that all who desired to return to the discharge of their duty could obtain transportation to their respective commands within the Confederacy. For this purpose I have made arrangements with reliable gentlemen at Windsor, Niagara, Toronto and Montreal to forward such, as from time to time may require this assistance, as far as Halifax, from which point they will be sent by Messrs. Weir & Co. to Bermuda. The system thus organized will provide for the return of any ordinary averag
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