The Papers of Jefferson Davis : September 1864--May 1865
By: Davis, Jefferson.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The Papers of Jefferson Davis: Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (752 p.).ISBN: 9780807158913.Subject(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 : September 1864--May 1865DDC classification: 973.7 | 973.713 Online 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, September 1864-May 1865; The Papers of Jefferson Davis Annotated Documents; 1864; From James A. Seddon . . . September 3; From James Chesnut . . . September 6; From John Bell Hood . . . September 6; From Joseph R. Davis . . . September 10; From Jacob Thompson . . . September 12; From John S. Preston . . . September 14; From Nathan Bedford Forrest . . . September 16; From J. G. M. Ramsey . . . September 17; To Herschel V. Johnson . . . September 18
Speech at Macon . . . September 23Conversation with William J. Hardee . . . September 26; Speech at Columbia . . . October 4; From William Preston Johnston . . . October 8; To Virginia Tunstall Clay . . . October 12; From Robert W. Johnson . . . October 15; From Robert E. Lee . . . October 25; From David L. Yulee . . . October 27; From Robert E. Lee . . . November 2; From John Bankhead Magruder . . . November 5; To John Bell Hood . . . November 7; From Braxton Bragg . . . November ; To Georgia Senators . . . November 17; To Alexander H. Stephens . . . November 21
From E. Kirby Smith . . . November 21From William J. Hardee . . . November 24; From Christopher G. Memminger . . . December 4; From Robert E. Lee . . . December 5; From P. G. T. Beauregard . . . December 6; From P. G. T. Beauregard . . . December 13; To Robert E. Lee . . . December 14; To Samuel J. Person . . . December 15; To P. G. T. Beauregard . . . December 20; From Isham G. Harris . . . December 25; From David W. Lewis . . . December 30; 1865; From George A. Trenholm . . . January 3; From Judah P. Benjamin . . . January 5; To Hugh R. Davis . . . January 8
To Lucinda Davis Stamps . . . January 8From Birkett D. Fry . . . January 8; Conversation with South Carolina Delegation . . . January 9; From Robert E. Lee . . . January 10; From Richard Hawes . . . January 11; Conversation with Francis Preston Blair . . . January 12; To James F. Johnson and Hugh W. Sheffey . . . January 18; From William J. Hardee . . . January 29; To Robert E. Lee . . . January 31; To P. G. T. Beauregard . . . February 4; Message to Congress . . . February 6; African Church Speech . . . February 6; To John C. Breckinridge . . . February 8
To William J. Hardee . . . February 14From John C. Breckinridge . . . February 18; To John Forsyth . . . February 21; From C. C. Clay . . . February 22; From Robert E. Lee . . . February 23; To Robert E. Lee . . . February 28; From Robert E. Lee . . . March 14; To Jefferson Davis, Jr. . . . March 16; From Joseph E. Davis . . . March 19; From Robert E. Lee . . . March 21; To Robert E. Lee . . . March 22; To William Smith . . . March 25; From Benjamin H. Hill . . . March 25; From Braxton Bragg . . . March 26; From Robert E. Lee . . . March 26; From George A. Trenholm . . . March 28
From Robert E. Lee . . . March 29
During the last nine months of the Civil War, virtually all of the news reports and President Jefferson Davis's correspondence confirmed the imminent demise of the Confederate States, the nation Davis had striven to uphold since 1861. But despite defeat after defeat on the battlefield, a recalcitrant Congress, naysayers in the press, disastrous financial conditions, failures in foreign policy and peace efforts, and plummeting national morale, Davis remained in office and tried to maintain the government -- even after the fall of Richmond -- until his capture by Union forces on May 10, 1865. The eleventh volume of The Papers of Jefferson Davis follows the last tumultuous months of the Confederacy and illuminates Davis's policies, feelings, ideas, and relationships, as well as the viewpoints of hundreds of southerners -- critics and supporters -- who asked for favors, pointed out abuses, and offered advice on myriad topics. Printed here for the first time are many speeches and a number of new letters and telegrams. In the course of the volume, Robert E. Lee officially becomes general in chief, Joseph E. Johnston is given a final command, legislation is enacted to place slaves in the army as soldiers, and peace negotiations are opened at the highest levels. The closing pages chronicle Davis's dramatic flight from Richmond, including emotional correspondence with his wife as the two endeavor to find each other en route and make plans for the future in the wreckage of their lives.The holdings of seventy different manuscript repositories and private collections in addition to numerous published sources contribute to Volume 11, the fifth in the Civil War period.
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