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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 19: (search)
e were these relations as to suggest the idea that his present non-belief in a chief-of-staff dates from a few days later, when, in addressing General Grant after his terms had been rejected, he wrote: It now becomes my duty to paint in justly severe characters the still more offensive and dangerous matter of General Halleck's dispatch of April 26th to the Secretary of War, embodied in his to General Dix of April 27th. Out of the circumstances attending the rejection of the Johnston-Reagan terms, grew the controversy with the Secretary of War over the relative rights and powers of this officer and those of the General of the Army, which subject is discussed at some length in the Memoirs. Ever since Secretary Stanton's fearless performance of duty in connection with the political features of Johnston's surrender, General Sherman has maintained that this officer was a mere clerk, and in his last chapter he contends that the General of the Army should have command of all the
erate in it. The application was complied with, and the Postmaster General, John H. Reagan, also went at my request. He, however, was not admitted to the conference.ultation with General Johnston, a messenger brought him a parcel of papers from Reagan, Postmaster General; that Johnston and Breckinridge looked over them, and handed, and William Preston Johnston, of my personal staff, I left Washington. Secretary Reagan remained for a short time to transfer the treasury in his hands, except a te Government, and was reported to have incurred liabilities on its account. Reagan overtook me in a few hours, but I saw no more of General Breckinridge, and lear About nightfall the horses of my escort gave out, but I pressed on with Secretary Reagan and my personal staff. It was a bright moonlight night, and just before dpture, which have been exposed in publications by persons there present—by Secretary Reagan, by the members of my personal staff, and by the colored coachman, Jim Jon
Capture of the Indianola, 202-03. R Rains, Gen. G. J., 68, 354, 481. Description of use of sub-terra shells, 78-79. Command of submarine defense, 174-75. Gen. George W., 93, 131, 481. Raleigh (frigate), 171. Raleigh (tug), 165, 166. Rails, General, 597. Ramseur, General, 438, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454. Randolph, General, 70, 75, 82, 170. Testimony concerning evacuation of Norfolk, 75. Ransom, Gen., Robert, 1.33, 294, 426, 428-29, 430, 431. Read, Lt. C. W., 219. Reagan, John H., 579, 581, 589-90, 594, 595. Reams' Station, Battle of, 544. Reconstruction, 591, 608-40. Oath of allegiance prescribed by Johnson's Proclamation, 608-09. Occupation by military force, 609. Reorganization of state governments, 609. Civic Rights Bill, 614, 615. Reed, Lieutenant, 205. Reese, Judge, 631. Reliance (gunboat), 188. Reno, General, 275. Renshaw, Commander, 196, 197, 198. Retribution (ship), 237. Rheins, Charles, 200. Rhett, General, 131. Richmond, Va. Kil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (search)
an instant she fastened the wrapper around him before he was aware, and then, bidding him adieu, urged him to go to a spring near by, where his horse and arms were. He complied, as he was leaving the tentdoor, followed by a servant with a water-bucket, his sister-in-law flung a shawl over his head. It was in this disguise that he was captured. Such is the story as told by C. E. L. Stuart, of Davis's staff. The Confederate President was taken to fort Monroe by way of Savannah and the sea. Reagan, who was captured with Davis, and Alexander H. Stephens were sent to Fort Warren, in Boston Harbor. Inaugural Address>head> The following is the text of the inaugural address, delivered at Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 18, 1861: Gentlemen of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, Friends, and Fellow-Citizens,—Called to the difficult and responsible station of chief executive of the provisional government which you have instituted, I approach the discharge of the duties assi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
by military commission of alleged assassins of President Lincoln issued......May 1, 1865 Reward of $100,000 offered for the capture of Jefferson Davis by proclamation of President......May 2, 1865 Confederate Gen. Richard Taylor surrenders at Citronelle, near Mobile, Ala.......May 4, 1865 Executive order re-establishing authority of the United States in Virginia recognizes Francis H. Pierpont as governor......May 10, 1865 Jefferson Davis captured, with his wife, mother, Postmaster-General Reagan, Colonel Harrison, Johnson, and others, by 4th Michigan Cavalry, under Colonel Pritchard, at Irwinsville, Ga.......May 10, 1865 [Davis taken to Fortress Monroe.] Last fight of the war near Palo Pinto, Tex.; a Federal force under Colonel Barret defeated by Confederates under General Slaughter......May 13, 1865 Confederate ram Stonewall surrenders to Spanish authorities in Cuba......May 20, 1865 President Johnson proclaims Southern ports open......May 22, 1865 Grand re
ers of this department, for the benefit of the Confederate States, all mail bags, locks and keys, marking and other stamps, blanks for quarterly returns of postmasters, and all other property belonging to or connected with the postal service, and to return forthwith to the chief of the appointment bureau of this department a full inventory of the same. You will also report to the chief of the finance bureau of this department, on the 1st day of June proximo, your journal or ledger account with the United States for the service of the Post-Office Department, up to and including the 31st day of the present month of May, in accordance with the general regulations embraced in Chapter 24 of the edition of Laws and Regulations of the Post-Office Department, issued May 15, 1859, page 106, exhibiting the final balance in your possession. I am very respectfully, Your obedient servant, John H. Reagan, Postmaster General. To------, Esq., Postmaster at------. --N. Y. Herald, June 7.
Post office Department. Hon. John H. Reagan, Texas, Postmaster-General; Delegate from Texas to the Provisional Congress. H. St. George Offutt, Virginia, Chief of Contract Bureau. B. N. Clements, Tennessee, Chief of Bureau of Appointment. J. L. Harrell, Alabama, Chief of Finance Bureau. Colonel Rufus R. Rhodes, Mississippi, Commissioner of Patents.
ina. Hon. William W. BoyceSouth CarolinaAfterwards member of Confederate Congress. Hon. James Chestnut, JrSouth CarolinaAfterwards A. D. C. to the President, with rank of Colonel, and subsequently Brigadier-General C. S. A. Hon. Lawrence M. KeittSouth CarolinaAfterwards Colonel in the Confederate army. Hon. Charles G. MemmingerSouth CarolinaAfterwards Secretary of the Treasury. Hon. Wm. Porcher MilesSouth CarolinaAfterwards member of Confederate Congress. Hon. R. Barnwell RhettSouth Carolina  Hon. Thomas J. WithersSouth Carolina  Hon. John GreggTexasAfterwards Brigadier-General in the Confederate army. Hon. John HemphillTexas  Hon. W. B. OchiltreeTexas  Hon. Williamson S. OldhamTexasAfterwards Confederate Senator from Texas. Hon. John H. ReaganTexasAfterwards Postmaster-General. Hon. Thomas N. WaulTexasAfterwards Brigadier-General in the Confederate army. Hon. Louis T. WigfallTexasAfterwards Brigadier-General in the Confederate army, and Confederate Senator from Tex
two A. M. on the tenth, where, on inquiry, it was ascertained that there was a camp about a mile from town on the other road leading to Abbeville. Approaching cautiously, for fear it might be our own men, Colonel Pritchard sent a dismounted party to interpose between it and Abbeville, and then waited for daylight to move forward and surprise the occupants. Daylight appearing, a rapid advance was made, and the encampment surprised, resulting in the capture of Jefferson Davis and family, John H. Reagan, postmaster-general of the so-called Confederacy, two aides-de-camp, the private secretary of Davis, four other officers, and eleven enlisted men. Almost immediately after the completion of the above movement, Colonel Harndon's men coming down the Abbeville road were hailed by the party sent out during the night by Colonel Pritchard to secure the capture of the camp, and on being challenged answered Friends, but fell back, under the impression they had come upon an enemy; whereupon sh
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
ng all other narratives by contemporaries is the Diary of Gideon Welles (1911), Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln, rich for the light it throws on personalities and animosities in the cabinet and on political conditions in 1866, and revolutionary in its interpretation of Andrew Johnson. While Northern politicians vied with each other to tell their story, the leaders of the South, with the exception of the military men, were singularly silent, Alexander H. Stephens's Prison diary and John H. Reagan's Memoirs (1906) being the only intimately personal accounts by the political leaders of the Confederacy. But so personal in tone as to make them almost autobiographical are Fielder's Life and times of Joseph E. Brown and Dowd's Life of Zeb Vance, and the writings of E. A. Pollard, a Richmond editor during war time. For other memoirs, see also Book III, Chap. XV. Humorous, but accurately portraying certain types of Southern character, is Charles H. Smith's Bill Arp so called, a boo
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