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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 197 7 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 111 21 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 97 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 91 7 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 71 7 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 68 12 Browse Search
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death. 62 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 60 4 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 57 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 56 26 Browse Search
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ferred to, adopted by the Senators from Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. Toombs of Georgia and Sebastian of Arkansas are said to have been absent from the meeting: Resolved, That, in our opinion, each of the States should, as soon as may be, secede from the Union. Resolved, That provision should be made for a convention to organize a confederacy of the seceding States: the Convention to meet not later than the 15th of February, at the city of Montgomery, in the State of Alabama. Resolved, That, in view of the hostile legislation that is threatened against the seceding States, and which may be consummated before the 4th of March, we ask instructions whether the delegations are to remain in Congress until that date, for the purpose of defeating such legislation. Resolved, That a committee be and are hereby appointed, consisting of Messrs. Davis, Slidell, and Mallory, to carry out the objects of this meeting. have been magnified, by th
es withdrawal of Senators address of the author on taking leave of the Senate answer to certain objections. Mississippi was the second state to withdraw from the Union, her ordinance of secession being adopted on January 9, 1861. She was quickly followed by Florida on the 10th, Alabama on the 11th, and, in the course of the same month, by Georgia on the 18th, and Louisiana on the 26th. The conventions of these states (together with that of South Carolina) agreed in designating Montgomery, Alabama, as the place, and February 4th as the day, for the assembling of a congress of the seceding states, to which each state convention, acting as the direct representative of the sovereignty of the people thereof, appointed delegates. Telegraphic intelligence of the secession of Mississippi had reached Washington some considerable time before the fact was officially communicated to me. This official knowledge I considered it proper to await before taking formal leave of the Senate. M
election his views with regard to it Journey to Montgomery interview with Judge Sharkey false reports of selegates from the seceding states convened at Montgomery, Alabama, according to appointment, on February 4, 186 army of Mississippi again. While on my way to Montgomery, and waiting in Jackson, Mississippi, for the rai many offices of honor and trust. On my way to Montgomery, brief addresses were made at various places, at connection therewith, to my inaugural address at Montgomery, Alexander H. Stephens on assuming the officebe waged to coerce the seceding States. While at Montgomery, he expressed the belief that heavy fighting mustvis or his friends. Mr. Davis was not in or near Montgomery at the time. He was never heard from on this subded him, and did not change my mind on the way to Montgomery. . . . Georgia was a great State—great in numire unanimity in the South Carolina delegation at Montgomery on the subject of the choice of a President. I t
n to the public property and public debt at the time of their withdrawal from them; these States hereby declaring it to be their wish and earnest desire to adjust everything pertaining to the common property, common liabilities, and common obligations of that Union, upon the principles of right, justice, equity, and good faith. See provisional Constitution, Appendix K, in loco. In accordance with this requirement of the Constitution, the Congress, on February 15—before my arrival at Montgomery—passed a resolution declaring that it is the sense of this Congress that a commission of three persons be appointed by the President-elect, as early as may be convenient after his inauguration, and sent to the Government of the United States of America, for the purpose of negotiating friendly relations between that Government and the Confederate States of America, and for the settlement of all questions of disagreement between the two Governments, upon principles of right, justice, equity
rch 11, prepared the permanent Constitution, which was submitted to and ratified by the people of the respective states. Of this Constitution—which may be found in an appendix, See Appendix K. side by side with the Constitution of the United States—the Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, who was one of its authors, very properly says: The whole document utterly negatives the idea, which so many have been active in endeavoring to put in the enduring form of history, that the Convention at Montgomery was nothing but a set of conspirators, whose object was the overthrow of the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and the erection of a great slavery oligarchy, instead of the free institutions thereby secured and guaranteed. This work of the Montgomery Convention, with that of the Constitution for a Provisional Government, will ever remain, not only as a monument of the wisdom, forecast, and statesmanship of the men who constituted it, but an everlasting refutation of the
the states and the public debt, has already been mentioned. No time was lost in carrying this purpose into execution. Crawford—first of the commissioners—left Montgomery on or about February 27, and arrived in Washington two or three days before the expiration of Buchanan's term of office as President of the United States. Besihis agency these may be accomplished, I avail myself of this occasion to offer to you the assurance of my distinguished consideration. (Signed) Jefferson Davis. Montgomery, February 17, 1861. It may here be mentioned, in explanation of my desire that the commission, or at least a part of it, should reach Washington before the in great part the author of the whole transaction. It will be observed that not only the commissioners in Washington, but also the Confederate government at Montgomery, were thus assured on the highest authority—that of the Secretary of State of the United States, the official organ of communication of the views and purposes o<
cal defense. . . . We can not deny that there is a Southern Confederacy, de facto, in existence, with its capital at Montgomery. We may regret it. I regret it most profoundly; but I can not deny the truth of the fact, painful and mortifying as it sent to Fort Sumter peaceably, or otherwise by force. (Signed) G. T. Beauregard. General G. T. Beauregard Montgomery, April 10th. General G. T. Beauregard, Charleston. If you have no doubt of the authorized character of the agent wh. P. Walker, Secretary of War. The demand will be made to-morrow at twelve o'clock. (Signed) G. T. Beauregard. Montgomery, April 10th. General Beauregard, Charleston. Unless there are especial reasons connected with your own condition, iAnderson, Major U. S. Army, commanding. To Brigadier-General G. T. Beauregard, Commanding Provisional Army, C. S. A. Montgomery, April 11th. General Beauregard, Charleston. We do not desire needlessly to bombard Fort Sumter, if Major Anderson w
d from the army of the United States April 25, 1861, upon the secession of Virginia, in whose army he served until it was transferred to the Confederate States. Samuel Cooper was the first of these to offer his services to the Confederacy at Montgomery. Having known him most favorably and intimately as adjutant general of the United States army when I was Secretary of War, the value of his services in the organization of a new army was considered so great that I invited him to take the posit after the accession of Virginia to the Confederate States, he was nominated to be brigadier general in the Confederate army, but was left for obvious reasons in command of the forces in Virginia. After the seat of government was removed from Montgomery to Richmond, the course of events on the Southern Atlantic coast induced me to direct General Lee to repair thither. Before leaving he said that, while he was serving in Virginia, he had never thought it needful to inquire about his rank; now,
destruction at Harpers Ferry of machinery the master Armorer machinery secured want of skillful employees difficulties encountered by every Department of the Executive branch of the Government. On the third day after my inauguration at Montgomery, an officer of extensive information and high capacity was sent to the North to make purchases of arms, ammunition, and machinery; soon afterward another officer was sent to Europe to buy in the market as far as possible, and furthermore, to ma agents sent from the Northern government for the same purpose. For further and more detailed information, reference is made to the monograph of the chief of ordnance. My letter of instructions to Captain Semmes was as follows: Montgomery, Alabama, February 21, 1861. dear sir: As agent of the Confederate States, you are authorized to proceed, as hereinafter set forth, to make purchases and contracts for machinery and munitions, or for the manufacture of arms and munitions of war.
ving no relation to the question what is the value of Constitutional liberty, of Bills of rights, of limitations of powers, if they may be Transgressed at pleasure? secession of South Carolina proclamation of blockade session of Congress at Montgomery extracts from the President's message acts of Congress spirit of the people secession of border States destruction of United States property by order of President Lincoln. If any further evidence had been required to show that it was tStates signified nothing less than the subjugation of the Southern states, so that, by one devastating blow, the North might grasp forever that supremacy it had so long coveted. To be prepared for self-defense, I called Congress together at Montgomery on April 29th, and in the message of that date, thus spoke of the proclamation of the President of the United States: Apparently contradictory as are the terms of this singular document, one point is unmistakably evident. The President of the
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