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24 December 1863: “Shall the Confederacy stand or shall it fall? That is the question…”

Item description: A speech by Albert Gallatin Brown, Confederate senator from Mississippi, on the “State of the Country.” The speech was given in the Confederate Senate on 24 December 1863. To read the full document online, please see: https://archive.org/details/stateofcountryspbrow Item … Continue reading

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7 January 1863: “President Davis passed down in the cars on Saturday last, on his return to Richmond…”

Item description: Newspaper article, “President Davis,” as published in the 7 January 1863 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder. The article describes President Jefferson Davis’ visit to North Carolina. Item citation: “President Davis,” Hillsborough Recorder. 7 January 1863. Hillsborough, N.C. : Dennis Heartt, 1820-1879. C071 … Continue reading

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16 July 1861: “If that be true, I should be glad to hear some reasons assigned by gentlemen showing the power of the Congress of the United States, by joint resolution, to cure a breach of the Constitution or to indemnify the President against violations of the Constitution and the laws.”

Item description: Speech made by John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, in the United States Senate on 16 July 1861, later published in this volume. Breckinridge served as Vice President under James Buchanan and, later, as United States senator from Kentucky, … Continue reading

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4 July 1861: “The only thing contained in it that concerns us of the South as a people, is the fact that Lincoln calls for four hundred thousand men to coerce us to his will.”

Item description: On 4 July 1861, the Thirty-seventh United States Congress met in special session to decide whether or not to approve President Abraham Lincoln’s request for additional soldiers and money to prosecute the war. In a now famous address … Continue reading

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