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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Treatment and exchange of prisoners. (search)
d assassins, and illustrated these charges by the alleged inhuman and barbarous way in which they treated their prisoners during the late war: e. g., the late James G. Blaine, of Maine, said on the floor of the United States Congress in 1876: Mr. Davis was the author, knowingly, deliberately, guiltily and wilfully of the gigantithat the prison at Andersonville had been selected for the most terrible human sacrifice which the world had ever seen. It is true that the statement made by Mr. Blaine was denied, and its falsity fully shown by both Mr. Davis and Senator Hill, of Georgia; and the report of the Committee of the Federal Congress, and an equallystant Secretary of War, in an editorial in the New York Sun, commenting on the letter of Mr. Davis to Mr. James Lyons, written in reference to the strictures of Mr. Blaine, referred to in the early part of this report, said as follows: This letter shows clearly, we think, that the Confederate authorities, and especially Mr.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
ere to them household tales. So, when the gleam of the bayonet and the flash of the sword appeared upon Southern hills, they sent their electric effect across Southern valleys, and those who bore them were deemed invaders; so the young men of the South rushed to arms. The South had drawn great inspiration, too, from Northern youth and Northern manhood. Many of her illustrious men had taught the Southern youth, men who afterwards became famous in American history. Seward and Douglas and Blaine and many others had instructed Southern youth, in Southern States. The South's roster of famous names gave their birthplaces to many in Northern States; Quitman and Prentiss and Walker and many others noted in Southern life were of Northern birth. Many who had thus come, profoundly convinced of the right of the Southern cause, entered her armies and became distinguished. In 1862 the Army of Tennessee, having felt the first great shock of battle at Shiloh, the sons of the South were aga
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index (search)
Chas Francis, 1, 102,121, 126; John Q.,25 Albemarle, The Confederate Ram, 205. Alexander, W. A., 164. Anderson, Fort. 205. Andersonville, 78. Appomattox, 28, 103. Arlington, Va., 3. Austin, Captain C. W. 96. Averell, General W. W., 281. Baltimore, Johnson's ride around, 215. Barry, Major, John, 114. Bartlett, Hon. C. L., 355. Barton, Captain R., 117. Beall, J. Gates, execution of, 262. Blackford, Captain C. M., 279. Black Horse Troop, Reminiscences of, 142. Blaine, J. G. 78. Bombshell, Captured the, 211. Boonsboro Md., 145. Breathed, Major, James, Sketch of, 346. Brown. John Young, 188; Colonel Ridgeley, killed, 215. Buck. Captain S. D., 104, 371. Buckingham Yancey Guard, 154. Buckner, General S. B., 117. Butler, General B. F., 95; at New Orleans, La., 188; infamous order of, 194; Hon. W. E., 860. Cameron, Hon. W, E., 360. Cedar Creek, Battle of, 184; losses at, 109, 371. Chambersburg, Pa., 266. Chesterfield troops, mon
List of Visitors to West point. --1. John J. Crittenden, Frankfort, Ky.; 2. Andrew Johnson, Greenville, Tenn.; 3. Edward D. Bell, Salem, Oregon; 4. John M. Botts, Richmond, Va.; 5. David Davis, Bloomington, III.; 6. David Cooper, St. Paul, Minnesota; 7. John Woodruff, New Haven, Conn,; 8. James S. Albans, Wisconsin; 9. Frederick P. Stanton, Kansas; 10. Alexander Cummings, Penn.; 11. Thomas J. McKean, Lowa; 12. Richard Tilghman, Maryland; 13. James G. Blaine, Maine; 14. Herman Haunt, Deerfield, Mass.; 15. Professor Charles Davis, N.Y.; 16.Gen. H. B. Carrington, Ohio; 17. Brig. Gen. John Garland, U.S. Army.
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