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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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