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19 April 1865: “By accepting the terms proposed, you will preserve Western Louisiana and Texas from the devastation and misery which have been the lot of nearly every Southern State”

Item Description: This is a copy of an official communication regarding negotiations between Grant and General Lee to the confederate army in Missouri. The communication asks for surrender to the terms made by the representing U.S. military official. Item Citation: From … Continue reading

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8 January 1862: “[President Jefferson Davis] never names Beauregard. I think, after all, he does not like him or think much of him. I am not sure but the Sec’y of War is in the same category.”

Item description: Entry, 8 January 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863), written in Richmond, Va. Bragg comments on Confederate foreign relations, arrangements for the delivery of mail abroad, events in … Continue reading

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2 August 1861: “The Enemy Again Met and Conquered!”

Item description:  This leaflet recounts a skirmish near Springfield, Mo., where several hundred pro-Union “Hessian” troops were captured and weapons were seized by Confederate forces. This skirmish was a part of the lead up to the Battle of Wilson’s Creek (10 … Continue reading

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1 July 1861: “Missouri is sorely pressed by the Lincolnites…”

Item description: Rev. Overton Bernard expresses his hope that Missouri will pledge their allegiance to the Confederacy rather than to remain in the Union. Item citation: From folder 2 of the Overton and Jesse Bernard Diaries #62-z,  Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University … Continue reading

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