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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 1,039 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 833 7 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 656 14 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 580 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 459 3 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) 435 13 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 355 1 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 352 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 333 7 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 330 2 Browse Search
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eclines. plan to obstruct river near Forts. floating booms. is summoned to Montgomery by President Davis. ordered to Charleston, S. C., to assume command and direct operations against Fort Sumterderate government, informing him that his immediate presence at Montgomery was requested by President Davis. He made all possible haste to leave New Orleans, thinking he might be away for two or thrort for duty until after the battle of Manassas. Major Beauregard then presented himself to Mr. Davis, who received him with great kindness, and asked him many questions as to the temper of the pehe United States flag until officially relieved from his fealty to it. This he explained to President Davis, who, after urging his acceptance of the position offered, and promising that he should if information of the acceptance of his resignation by President Buchanan. Upon his informing Mr. Davis of the fact, the latter instructed him to repair at once to Charleston, there to report to Gov
t Declines moving in the matter. silence of Mr. Davis's book about it. General Beauregard ordered 313, 314. This is proof conclusive that Mr. Davis himself had some conception of the importancthe Confederate Government, vol. i. p. 230. Mr. Davis hardly considered the proposition at all, anracticable and unworthy of his attention. Mr. Davis goes on to say: While attempting whatever waid. vol. i. p. 814. When was this done? Mr. Davis is reticent upon that point; and, despite hiitional information upon the subject. True, Mr. Davis says, further on, At the commencement of theon, by the house of John Frazer & Co. And Mr. Davis says also: It has been shown that among the acts here submitted, it seems clear that, if Mr. Davis sent an agent to purchase war-vessels in Eurhern government for the same purpose. This, Mr. Davis evidently thinks, was wonderful forethought,med and equipped as the Northern armies; and Mr. Davis would have had no cause to lament the destit[17 more...]
on of Virginia. Confederate troops sent to her assistance. arrival of General Beauregard in Richmond. he assumes command at Manassas. position of our forces. his proclamation and the reasons for it. Site of camp Pickens. his letter to President Davis. our deficiencies. mismanagement in Quartermaster's and Commissary's Departments. how he could have procured transportation. manufacture of cartridges. secret service with Washington.> Not until Fort Sumter had surrendered to the Souis desire for privacy—than he, wishing to avoid all public demonstration, insisted upon taking an ordinary carriage, in which, with one or two officers of his staff, he quietly drove to other quarters. The next day, May 31st, he called on President Davis, who was in conference with General Robert E. Lee, then commanding the Virginia State forces. General Lee had just returned from Manassas, about twenty-seven miles below Alexandria, where he had left Brigadier-General Bonham, of South Carol
an those of the enemy, and the capacity which you have recently exhibited, successfully to fight with undisciplined citizens, justifies the expectation that you will know how to use such force as we are able to furnish. Very truly yours, Jefferson Davis. Still persisting, however, in his effort to make use of all possible resources in meeting the imminent crisis, General Beauregard, in his official and semi-official correspondence at the time, suggested that the troops under General at could be hoped for. Yours very truly, G. T. Beauregard. The following letter, written a few days later, is also of particular interest: Headquarters army of the Potomac, Manassas Junction, July 11th, 1861. To His Excellency Jefferson Davis: Sir,— I have the honor to transmit herewith the Field Return of the army under my command, from which you will perceive the effective force at my disposition is as follows: Light Artillery, 533, with 27 pieces; Cavalry, 1425; Foot A
auregard to General Johnston. comments upon Mr. Davis's refusal. General McDowell ordered to advaor, as will be seen further on in this work, Mr. Davis, who claims, even now, that the great questi (which seems to mean decided at Richmond by Mr. Davis), subsequently denied that any such plan hadneral Beauregard was a se cret to none. How Mr. Davis, with all this before his mind, could have aer a lapse of more than twenty-two years, President Davis must expect to stand before the public mefailure, will unerringly place the finger on Mr. Davis's want of foresight, on his incapacity to apFrench monarch-unconsciously, perhaps, to President Davis, but not the less fatally, must have gove, Mississippi and Alabama, under orders. Jefferson Davis. Later in the day, however, Adjutaorted the result of the day to Richmond; and Mr. Davis telegraphed back an expression of his gratiftally with the following passage, taken from Mr. Davis's book? As soon as I became satisfied that
r, enjoyed the privilege afforded them; so wakeful had success made both officers and men, so carried away were they by the glorious victory achieved. While retracing his steps towards the Lewis House, General Beauregard was informed that President Davis and General Johnston had both gone to Manassas. He repaired thither and found them, between half-past 9 and ten o'clock, at his headquarters. The President, who, upon approaching the field, accompanied by Colonel Jordan, of General Beaural officers, or for the gallantry of all the troops. The battle was mainly fought on our left, several miles from our field works. Our force engaged them not exceeding fifteen thousand; that of the enemy estimated at thirty-five thousand. Jefferson Davis. The list of the ordnance and supplies captured from the enemy, merely alluded to in the foregoing despatch to General Cooper, included twenty-eight field-pieces, of the best character of arms, with over one hundred rounds of ammunitio
his telegram to Colonel Myers. answer of President Davis. General Beauregard's reply. Colonel Myaseology, that it conveys no such meaning as Mr. Davis is pleased to ascribe to it. For the order rs 359, 360, of the first volume of his work, Mr. Davis says: On the night of the 22d I held a seconompels us to state that, in all this matter, Mr. Davis's memory is again unqualifiedly at fault. G he did not make use of any such language to Mr. Davis. In support of the position here so positiv the enemy on the night of the 21st of July. Mr. Davis did not object to such a pursuit; on the con With sincere esteem, I am, your friend, Jefferson Davis. The foregoing letter shows, among supplies and transportation, had slipped President Davis's memory. We refrain from fatiguing the th words of praise and commendation for him. Mr. Davis has not, even to this day, forgiven those wh. It would have been kinder, on the part of Mr. Davis, to have adopted towards him the course he n[32 more...]
his subject later in the present chapter. Mr. Davis devotes five pages of his book to the FairfaConfederate Government, vol. i. p. 451. And Mr. Davis continues as follows: I have noticed the imp, 1861, before the battle of Manassas, which Mr. Davis denied having ever had any official cognizamay find a fitting place in this review: Did Mr. Davis ever communicate to General Beauregard his oded at the time. And to show how completely Mr. Davis errs, when he charges that he was kept purpoxtreme carelessness with which he writes. Mr. Davis should have inserted that document in his boesired raw recruits, raised to bear the arms Mr. Davis might possibly receive from Europe, and whicded. If the War Department, or Richmond, as Mr. Davis has it, knew so much about army matters, howand the irritable personality indulged in by Mr. Davis, in the following passage of his book: Very t of or executed during the Confederate War. Mr. Davis's proposition was unique. The campaign in t[36 more...]
o state, that, during the recent visit of President Davis to Fairfax Court-House, the subject of thl too heavily on a single State; and in this Mr. Davis seemed to agree, as that form of organization was not further urged. President Davis also wrote strongly, assuring General Beauregard that titical honors, the animosity displayed by President Davis would have been still greater against himeneral Beauregard, by his silence, confirmed Mr. Davis in his avowed suppositions concerning him? hich appear to have been suddenly aroused in Mr. Davis's mind. It explains the hostile attitude ofof it. Very respectfully yours, etc., Jefferson Davis. The tenor of this letter, the assend style. Alluding to the reference made by Mr. Davis to the technical lawyer, He expressed his cooo narrow for him. Very respectfully, Jefferson Davis. It was a polemic turn of words tos the plan was not written, but presented to Mr. Davis himself, through Colonel Chestnut, who carri[11 more...]
of the enemy to and beyond the Potomac. Jefferson Davis. It was out of General Beauregard'y on file in the War Department, at the time Mr. Davis wrote his endorsement; but he does know thatch thence upon the rear of Washington. If Mr. Davis had allowed General Beauregard to carry out ds unheeded, of requisitions disregarded, by Mr. Davis and the War Department, from the early part stances and not upon persons. Unhappily for Mr. Davis, his conspicuous position as President, and stice shall be done to one who, no less than Mr. Davis, had his whole heart in the success of the che should learn as to the facts of the case, Mr. Davis, with great apparent generosity towards his nt, vol. i. p. 871. We quite agree with Mr. Davis in this expression of a general truth. Is iders, forwarded the following telegram to President Davis: Centreville, Va., December 31st, 1861. To President Jeff. Davis, Richmond: Please state definitely what I am to command, if [2 more...]
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