Category Archives: Jefferson C. Davis

January 12, 1865: Sherman on “Sambo”

As we’ve seen, Halleck wrote to Sherman to caution him about public perceptions of his attitude toward blacks. Here Sherman replies that it was Jeff C. Davis who turned the ex-slaves back at Ebenezer Creek, and he just needed his … Continue reading

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September 1, 1864: Union breakthrough at Jonesboro

The Fourteenth Corps of Union general Jefferson C. “Don’t forget that middle initial” Davis (with some assistance from the fifteenth corps) moves against Hardee’s defenses at Jonesboro, breaks through, and takes about 1000 prisoners. Hardee isn’t going to get back … Continue reading

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December 18, 1863: Sherman’s thanks

Sherman thanks Generals Jeff C. Davis and Howard for their service in the mission to relieve Burnside. As he says to Howard, he’s not a flatterer, but he recognizes good work. Official Records: HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, … Continue reading

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October 2, 1862: Buell arrests Gen. Davis

General Jeff. C. Davis, having killed “Bull” Nelson, is put under arrest by Buell, who reported the incident to Halleck. FLOYD’S FORK, KY., Via Louisville, October 3, 1862. (Received 6.20 p.m.) General H. W. HALLECK: Brigadier-General Davis is under arrest … Continue reading

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