The Papers of Jefferson Davis : 1861Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandThe Papers of Jefferson Davis: Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 1992Description: 1 online resource (595 p.)ISBN: 9780807158791Subject(s): Confederate States of America -- History -- Sources | Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 -- Archives | Presidents -- Confederate States of America -- ArchivesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Papers of Jefferson Davis : 1861DDC classification: 973.7 | 973.7/13/092 | 973.713092 LOC classification: E467.1Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Introduction; Acknowledgments; Editorial Staff; Editorial Method; Symbols and Abbreviations; Repository Symbols; Contents; Chronology, 1861; The Papers of Jefferson Davis Annotated Documents 1861; From Joseph E. Davis . . . January 2; To Edwin De Leon . . . January 8; To Isaac W. Hayne . . . January 15; To George Lunt . . . January 17; To Clement C. Clay . . . January 19; To Franklin Pierce . . . January 20; Farewell Address . . . January 21; From Francis W. Pickens . . . January 23; To Alexander M. Clayton . . . January 30; Library of Congress Loan Record . . . [January]
To John F. Callan . . . February 7From Robert Toombs et al. . . . February 9; From James M. Mason . . . February 12; To Varina Howell Davis . . . February 14; Speech at Atlanta . . . February 16; Inaugural Address . . . February 18; From Louis T. Wigfall . . . February 18; To Varina Howell Davis . . . February 20; To Francis W. Pickens . . . February 20; To Francis W. Pickens . . . February 22; From Louis T. Wigfall . . . February 25; To Anna Ella Carroll . . . March 1; From Francis W. Pickens . . . March 17; From John Forsyth . . . March 20; To John F. Callan . . . March 21
To Braxton Bragg . . . April 3From John A. Campbell . . . April 3; To John A. Campbell . . . April 6; From Braxton Bragg . . . April 7; From Francis W. Pickens . . . April 9; From Francis W. Pickens . . . April 16; From A. Dudley Mann . . . April 20; From James M. Mason . . . April 21; From John A. Campbell . . . April 23; From John Slidell . . . April 24; From [John W. Ellis] . . . April 25; From William Preston Johnston . . . April 26; From John Bankhead Magruder . . . April 26; From Charles J. Mitchell . . . April 27; From John A. Campbell . . . April 28; From Henry C. Wayne . . . May 3
From James M. Mason . . . May 6Interview with William H. Russell . . . May ; From Thomas O. Moore . . . May 9; From Albert T. Bledsoe . . . May 10; From William M. Brooks . . . May 13; From Braxton Bragg . . . May 18; To Leonidas Polk . . . May 22; To Braxton Bragg . . . May 23; Speech at Richmond . . . June 1; From P. G. T. Beauregard . . . June 3; From Thomas C. Reynolds . . . June 3; From Joseph E. Brown . . . June ; From P. G. T. Beauregard . . . June 12; To P. G. T. Beauregard . . . June 13; To Joseph E. Davis . . . June 18; To Joseph E. Johnston . . . June 22
From Joseph E. Johnston . . . June 26From Joseph E. Brown . . . June 27; To Abraham Lincoln . . . July 6; From Joseph E. Johnston . . . July 8; To John Letcher . . . July 9; From Braxton Bragg . . . July 9; To Joseph E. Johnston . . . July 10; From P. G. T. Beauregard . . . July 11; To Joseph E. Johnston . . . July 13; From Joseph E. Johnston . . . July 15; To Isham G. Harris . . . July 17; From P. G. T. Beauregard . . . July 17; From P. G. T. Beauregard . . . July 18; To Joseph E. Johnston . . . July 20; From Pierre A. Rost . . . July 20; To Samuel Cooper . . . July 21
Speech at Richmond . . . July 2 3
Lynda Lasswell Crist, EditorMary Seaton Dix, CoeditorIntroduction by Frank E. VandiverVolume 7 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis offers a unique view of 1861, the first year of the Confederacy, Davis' presidency, and the Civil War.On January 21 Davis made his affecting farewell speech before a hushed Senate, then left for Mississippi. His uncertainty over a military or political course vanished when he received news of his unanimous election as president of the Confederate States of America. Inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama, on February 18, Davis quickly set to work to forge a government, in a race with events to select a cabinet, establish departments, and plan for the common defense.Hopes for a peaceful separation from the North ended with the firing on Fort Sumter; subsequent documents reveal a president absorbed by the problems of waging a war that soon stretched from the Atlantic Coast to the Gulf of Mexico. Victory at Manassas produced euphoria among southerners but plunged the president into the first of several unfortunate controversies with his generals, this one over the failure to pursue the enemy and capitalize on success.Throughout 1861 the Confederate commissioners in Europe reported to Davis on their expectations of recognition, convinced that the demand for cotton would induce Great Britain and France to break the North's blockade of southern ports and help supply arms for the defense of the fledgling nation.Volume 7 provides a rare opportunity to assess anew Davis' strengths and weaknesses as executive, to reexamine his relationship with generals, governors, congressmen, cabinet officers, the press, and the public. Davis ended the year as he begun, aware of the difficulties of the course the South had adopted and confident that its cause would ultimately triumph. Containing illustrations, maps, and more than 2,500 documents drawn from numerous printed sources and more than seventy repositories and private collections, Volume 7 covers a year of paramount importance in our country's history.
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Lynda Lasswell Crist has edited The Papers of Jefferson Davis since 1979. Mary Seaton Dix edited The Papers of Jefferson Davis from 1968 until July, 1995.