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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
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Gen. C. R. Wheat, commander of the Louisiana Tiger Battalion (search)
e army and out of it, was in favor of his immediate promotion to the command of a regiment, if not of a brigade. One of his friends, a Confederate officer, said to him, Wheat, I would give a thousand dollars to stand in your shoes today. Whereupon Wheat demurely directed his orderly to give Captain B. his shoes. Various efforts were made, but nothing had been done for his advancement when, at the end of two months, the Major returned to his battalion. He was not fully recovered, and President Davis advised him to go hone with his father (they had called together to pay their respects), and keep quiet until he was entirely well. The Major quickly replied, I shall keep quiet, Mr. President, as long as yourself and the army do, but no longer. Very soon afterwards he returned to his command, and was with Jackson in all that brilliant campaign which resulted in the discomfiture, successively, of Fremont, Shields, and Banks. He was always among the foremost in the fight, taking bat
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The siege and evacuation of Savannah, Georgia, in December, 1864. (search)
On the 1st of December, Collett Leventhorpe—in early life an officer of the 14th Regiment of Foot in her Majesty's service, and subsequently, for gallantry and efficient conduct, advanced to the grade of brigadier-general in the Army of Northern Virginia—peacefully closed his eyes at the home of his adoption in North Carolina. Five days afterwards, surrounded by devoted friends, accompanied by the loves of Southern hearts and amid the comforts of the metropolis of the South, President Jefferson Davis, the noblest living embodiment of Confederate manhood, and the most distinguished representative of a cause which electrified the civilized world by the grandeur of its sacrifices, the dignity and rectitude of its aims, the nobility of its pursuit, and the magnitude and the brilliancy of the deeds performed in its support, yielded his great spirit into the hands of the God who gave it. It was the privilege of this Association to render conspicuous honor to his memory; and, in a man
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual Reunion of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
her sorest need, true to every pledge they have given, so they are true to-day, to themselves and to the future in perpetuating the memory of their heroes and in vindicating the principles for which they fought and their comrades fell. Lee and Davis. The great pageant of the morrow, which shall thrill the heart of this historic city with the grandest pulsations that honor, love and reverence can ever inspire, will fitly illustrate the character and principles of the Confederate revolutionalso the first rays of that sun of righteousness and justice, in whose light future generations will read his among the immortal names that were not born to die. After a great and noble life, with the honors of two countries thick upon him, Jefferson Davis died more a hero than if he had fallen upon the glorious field of Buena Vista, in the service of the Union, or upon some equally glorious battle-field of the Confederacy. The Private soldier. Nor even here is our duty ended. Let sti
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Life, services and character of Jefferson Davis. (search)
dous storm which has scarce yet subsided, Jefferson Davis never once forgot that he was a constitut becoming a captain of volunteers, he and Jefferson Davis were under the same flag engaged in the s of the fathers of the republic; and when Jefferson Davis entered public life, in 1843, he came—as to 1861. From 1843 to 1861 the life of Jefferson Davis was spent for the most part in public ser In his first public appearance, in 1843, Mr. Davis had uttered the key-note of his political fahip of the States'-Rights party fell upon Jefferson Davis. The compromise measure of Mr. Clay ofnd sanction that man can give. Deny to Jefferson Davis entry to the Temple of Fame because he deAnd yet again, on the 23d of February, after Mr. Davis had been inaugurated as President at Montgomnderbolt at their foes. The Cabinet of Jefferson Davis. In his Cabinet he gathered the foremo Men judge Napoleon by his marshals; judge Jefferson Davis and his chosen chieftains, and the ple[46 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Georgia Infantry. (search)
ptain Rodgers. Muscogee Rifles, Muscogee county, Captain Scott. Marion Guards, Marion county, Captain Blandford. Putnam Light Infantry, Putnam county, Captain Davis. Jones Volunteers, Jones county, Captain Pitts. On the day of our organization we received orders to march to Laurel Hill to unite with General Garnett'sville, January 18th, 1862. General: I enclose the monthly return of Captain Alexander for December, the best he can do. Upon my arrival here I found that General Davis, of Greenbrier county, had advertised that he would address the people of this county at this place on Thursday, the 16th inst., with the view of arousing themroy, severely wounded. C. Batchelor, slightly wounded. L. H. Thomas, slightly wounded. R. Young, slightly wounded. L. F. Luther, slightly wounded. J. Davis, slightly wounded. Company H. Private James Conner, killed. Corporal G. A. Browden, severely wounded. J. P. Ross, slightly wounded. Private J. McC
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Monument to General Robert E. Lee. (search)
reland county, temporary secretaries. Ex-President Jefferson Davis was made permanent chairman. General ying tribute to the memory of him we mourn. President Davis. In these words the speaker introduced PresiPresident Davis, and as that revered form arose to answer the summons, it was greeted with a burst of irrepressible t State telling him what manner of man he was. Mr. Davis then spoke of the straits to which the Confederacyof generations yet unborn. Other addresses. Mr. Davis was followed in eloquent addresses by Colonel Charorganized this monument association, over which President Davis presided. General Early paid an eloquent tribute to Mr. Davis, expressed his deep regret at his absence, and said that he knew he expressed the sentiments this vast crowd when he expressed the hope that President Davis would be here at the unveiling of the proposed monument. [This tribute to Mr. Davis was loudly applauded.] General Early said that Lee needed no monument,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
ech, but I am simply to introduce to you the presiding officer. He is fitly chosen, one of the friends and companions of Lee, and one of his most distinguished generals—one who has never been false to friend or foe, and whose heart has never had a throb disloyal to Virginia or the South. It gives me pleasure to introduce to you General Jubal A. Early, of Virginia. General Early. The Governor spoke with fine effect, and each mention of the names of the Confederate generals and of Mrs. Davis was heartily applauded. When General Early arose the vast audience cheered, old veterans waved their hats, and ladies their handkerchiefs. There was great confusion. Everybody wanted to see the General, and thousands of voices could be heard asking the people in front of them to sit down, or calling on some one to take down an umbrella. General Early waved his hand toward the throng of people and said: Silence, gentlemen, Rev. Dr. Minnigerode will now lead in prayer. The prayer.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Testimonials from visiting soldiers. (search)
oung company, I have the honor to present to you this memento from our departed guests, immortelles from the bier of Jefferson Davis, and beautiful photographs taken from scenes of his last hours and burial. We cannot but value such a gift as this,I cannot refrain from the expression of our sincere thanks for the memento presented. The memory of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson shall ever remain green in our hearts, and we have no less reverence for the men who followedas there is a man who calls himself a Howitzer. The mementos. The mementos are photographs of the remains of Jefferson Davis, as the body lay in state, of scenes incident upon the obsequies, and a pansy. The latter is upon a letter-head fround it is type-written a certificate attested by his official seal stating that the pansy came from the bier of Honorable Jefferson Davis, as the deceased lay in state at the Council Hall in New Orleans. Several members of the Howitzer Associatio
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Letters of R. E. Lee. (search)
d so beautifully portrayed as in the letters of General Lee to President Davis, to the Secretary of War, to the Quartermaster and Commissary-urg road, near Dranesville, September 3, 1862. His Excellency, President Davis. The army is poorly equipped for the invasion of an enemy's miles from Frederick, Md., September 7, 1862. His Excellency, President Davis: I shall endeavor to purchase horses, clothing, shoes, and gan. Hagerstown, Md., September 12, 1862. His Excellency, President Davis: A thousand pair of shoes and some clothing were obtained iyou can get. headquarters, January 2, 1864. His Excellency, Jefferson Davis: Many of the infantry are without shoes, and the cavalry wo blankets. headquarters, January 20, 1864. His Excellency, Jefferson Davis: * * * * * Nearly all of his (Fitz Lee's) men were frostbitnd to-morrow. headquarters, June 26, 1864. His Excellency, President Davis. * * * * * * I am less uneasy about holding our position th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
Robert E. Lee. [North American Review.] by Jefferson Davis. Robert Edward Lee, gentleman, scholar, gallant soldier, great general, and true Christian, was born in Westmoreland county, Va., on January 19, 1807. He was the youngest son of General Henry Lee, who was familiarly known as Light Horse Harry in the traditions of held by political adventurers; the United States judge of the Virginia district had answered to a committee of Congress that he could pack a jury so as to convict Davis or Lee—and it was under such surroundings that he met the grand jury and testified as stated above. Arbitrary power might pervert justice and trample on right, bu the path of honor and truth. Descended from a long line of illustrious warriors and statesmen, Robert Edward Lee added new glory to the name he bore, and, whether measured by a martial or an intellectual standard, will compare favorably with those whose reputation it devolved upon him to sustain and emulate. Jefferson Davis
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