Newspaper

Date:
1861-1861

New Orleans Daily Crescent from February 28, 1861. Headline: "Fixed Duty on the Export of Cotton". Article goes on to explain that the Congress of the Succeeding States had decided to put an eighth of a cent tax per pound of exported cotton after August 1, 1861. This article also describes how the Confederate Government was going to raise funds, and that the President had been given power over the military. Articles describing the establishment of the departments of the Confederate Government, which include the state and the Dept. of the Treasury. Also has article detailing the particulars on all of the members of Jefferson Davis' cabinet.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.003
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Newspaper

Date:
1863-1863

Supplement to the Texas Almanac Extra - Austin Texas from March 2, 1863. This supplement contains the proceeding of the extra session of the Texas Legislature concerning several bills debated and passed including a bill to regulate the cultivation of cotton. Also a question is called on President Davis' message requesting that several states of the Confederacy each assume their proportional part of the public debt of the Confederacy.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.015
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Newspaper

Date:
1864-1864

The Tri-Weekly Telegraph - Houston, Texas Dated: December 5, 1864. Annual address from President Jefferson Davis takes up the majority of the front page. Topics include: Richmond and Atlanta are not critical points and also the employment of slaves inside the Confederate Army. Also features an account of a speech given by General Benjamin Butler where he applauds Lincoln's Presidency and discusses the war at hand. Also, Butler went on to denounce Rebels as not worthy of living in a post-war United States, and that they should be exiled to Mexico and their lands divided up by Northern soldiers. Editorial follows: "Lincoln's Re-election - What Next".

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.027
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Newspaper

Date:
1865-1865

The Tri-Weekly Telegraph - Houston, Texas Dated: May 24, 1865. Featured stories relate to the capture of President Jefferson Davis being captured by the Fourth Michigan Cavalry. Some argue that he actually turned himself in because he was being implicated in the murder of President Lincoln and wanted to clear his name. Two letters, on from General T. C. Hinton, explain that they refuse to admit that the cause is lost. Also there is Secretary of War Stanton's correspondence to London on the Death of President Lincoln.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.043
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1865-1865

Two page document from President Jefferson Davis, transferring communication from Howell Cobb (Former President of the Congressional Congress CSA) in which proceedings of the Confederate Congress are discussed. From Richmond, dated January 15, 1865.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.177
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1865-1865

A bill to change the mode of filling vacancies among commissioned officers of companies, battalions and regiments. (House Bill, No. 320) (Richmond). With High casualties and poor communication from the front, allowances, had to be made for field appointments of officers. This bill gives the appropriate chain of command for appointing officers of various ranks conditionally upon approval from President Jefferson Davis.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.293
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1865-1865

Confederate Joint Resolutions expressing the sense of Congress the subject of the late Peace Commission (Richmond, Virginia, 1865). Confederate House of Representatives, February 20, 1865 read first and second times in order to be printed (by Mr. Parkins from Committee on Foreign Affairs), 4 page, amendment offered by Mr. Gilmer. A Confederate imprint dated February 20, 1865, just three weeks after the Hampton Roads Peace Conference between Lincoln & the Confederate Delegacy. In an effort to stem further bloodshed, Confederate leaders John A. Campbell, Robert N. P. Hunter, and Vice President Alexander H. Stephens, crossed through the Petersburg Battle Line and met with President Lincoln to discuss a cessation of hostilities. President Lincoln's terms for peace were completely unacceptable to the Southern Commissioners. Lincoln demanded reunion and the Southerners wanted separate countries. The Confederacy used these talks to stir up Southern patriotism. From this point on, President Davis called for a fight to the death. This imprint continues in that spirit and accepts the resolutions from the various fighting troops and also reiterates the terms required for a just and honorable peace.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.298
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Documents

Date:
1865-1865
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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.003.001
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier