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Chapter 2: the cradle of the Confederacy. Through Richmond, the Carolinas and Georgia wayside notes the masses willing but unprepared where were the leaders-? the first Capital a New flag hotels and their patrons Jefferson Davis the man and the Government social matters the curbstone Congress early views of the struggle a Notable mess. Evening had fallen as evening can fall only in early Washington spring. As we plunged into the low, close cabin of the Acquia Creek steamer of that day, there was a weak light, but a strong smell of kerosene and whisky. Wet, steamy men huddled around the hot stove, talking blatant politics in terms as strong as their liquor. So, leaving the reek below, we faced the storm on deck, vainly striving to fix the familiar city lights as they faded through the mist and rain; more vainly still peering into the misty future, through driving fancies chasing each other in the brain. The journey south in those days was not a delight.