Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War
David J. Eicher
Live out his remaining days. The much-maligned “glorified clerk” received financial aid from several fellow officers, including Robert E. Lee. He died during the final month of 1876. Jefferson Davis saw his mental health decline precipitously, draining further his already feeble body. Blamed by Northerners since before Sumter as chief architect of the rebellion, he was not yet accustomed to being held accountable by the majority of Southerners for the Confederacy’s collapse. Captured at.
Exploration of the standoff of North versus South, he spoke to the secessionists: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” 6 But the.
Cripple or destroy the civil government of each State, by arresting, and carrying into the Confederate Service, the officers charged by the State Constitution. 26 Davis, predictably, was incensed. He wrote: I have received your letter of the 22nd inst. informing me of your transfer of the Georgia State troops to General Lawton commanding Confederate forces at Savannah, suggesting that there be as little interference as possible on the part of the Confederate authorities with the present.
With reluctance. Foote called the law unconstitutional. “If agents of the Confederate Government had the right to go into any State and take therefrom the men belonging to that State,” screeched Foote, “how was States Rights and State sovereignty to be maintained?” Ethelbert Barksdale of Mississippi said that he thought Mississippians would support conscription. In a huff Foote countered that he knew the people of Mississippi, read the newspapers, and—by God—they “were states rights people.” Otho.
The southwestern corner of Capitol Square. Assistant Secretary of War John A. Campbell and Clerk John B. Jones worked alongside him in the two-room war office. Seddon concentrated on recruiting men and gathering supplies, while the president handled most of the strategy and personnel details. By this time it was becoming clear to Richmond’s politicians that Seddon, Judah Benjamin, Lee, and Bragg were the president’s closest friends—which meant they were good candidates as potential enemies. 44.