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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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Becoming exhausted. A Yankee scribe informs the public that Jeff. Davis and the other leading rebels are willing to return to the Union, if they can be included in the terms of Lincoln's amnesty. What a probable story! The most striking sign of exhaustion which the Yankee nation has given of late is the barrenness of its once marvellous capacity for lying. They cannot now get off a plausible falsehood to save their lives. In the beginning of the war, and for two years afterwards, they turned off five hundred first class whoppers every twenty-four hours. They have been gradually declining, however, for the last twelve months, until at last their inventions are so destitute of genius and of any resemblance to truth that it is hard to decide whether their mendacity or stupidity preponderates. This is one of the most auspicious signs of the times. When the Yankees become so exhausted that they cannot lie with enthusiasm their end is at hand. The grave diggers may get ready th
The Daily Dispatch: February 17, 1864., [Electronic resource], The London Press on Lincoln's Message. (search)
tates of Virginia, North and South Carolina, and their Confederates, if they will lay down their arms, fulfill the terms of his emancipation edict, and return to the Union. He will pardon all citizens who shall take an oath of allegiance to the Federal Government, swear to obey all acts of the Federal Congress, and swear submission to that decree which pretends to liberate four millions of slaves; but to this gracious offer of mercy there is a terrible list of exceptions extending from Jefferson Davis down to the junior clerk in the public service and the jailor general in the army; in plain English, this proposal, made not to the conquered foes, but to a powerful nation, victorious in nearly every battle, and having 300,000 men under arms, amounts to this: "I will hang every man of eminence or note among you; every one who has served your Government, in field or in council — perhaps some four or five hundred of the best men in the country. I will confiscate two thirds of your prope