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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 40: talk of peace. (search)
Chapter 40: talk of peace. Second federal move against Fort Fisher and Wilmington Harbor Confederate disaffection act of Congress appointing a supreme commander of the armies Montgomery Blair's peace conference Longstreet has a meeting with General Ord, commander of the Army of the James military convention proposed correspondence between General Grant and General Lee Longstreet's suggestions for measures in the critical juncture near the close of the war. The second expedionfederate armies, this law to be approved by the President, who should then call General Lee to the exercise of the functions of that office. The intention was to invest him with dictatorial power. During the early days of February, Hon. Montgomery Blair visited Richmond upon a mission of peace, and brought about a meeting at Hampton Roads between President Lincoln and Secretary Seward and the Confederate Vice-President, Alexander H. Stephens, and the Hon. R. M. T. Hunter and Judge J. A.