Monthly Archives: January 2011

January 31, 1861

Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, Alexandria, Louisiana I have been busy receiving muskets, some 154 boxes have been hauled out.  These are part of those seized from the US government by Governor Moore at Baton Rouge.  These are … Continue reading

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January 30, 1861

The convention has moved to New Orleans and reconvened.  They have voted to send delegates to a Convention of Seceded states in Montgomery.  They are preparing for war.  They will ultimately fail.  The people of the North are peaceable and … Continue reading

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January 29, 1861

Kansas was admitted to the Union today as a Free State.  This after Louisiana voted to secede last Saturday, January 26.  This is part of the new order that will arise out of secession. I recall the times past that … Continue reading

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January 28, 1861

Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, Alexandria, Louisiana I am still superintendent here, but awaiting word from Governor Moore on my resignation.  The Louisiana convention has decided upon secession. Down here in Louisiana, they think they are going to … Continue reading

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January 27, 1861

News from Baton Rouge.  The convention has voted to secede from the Union. “We, the people of the State of Louisiana, in convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the ordinance passed by … Continue reading

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January 26, 1861

Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, Alexandria, Louisiana I have received no answer to my letter of resignation sent to Governor Moore.  Governor Moore is very busy indeed.  The Louisiana Legislature and Convention are both in session at Baton … Continue reading

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January 25, 1861

Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, Alexandria, Louisiana The Convention will decide the fate of Louisiana tomorrow, the 26th.  I hope to have a definite answer on my replacement in a week when I propose to go to New … Continue reading

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January 24, 1861

Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, Alexandria, Louisiana Secession is rapidly approaching.  The Louisiana Convention will meet on the 26th to decide the issue.  Each day brings forth something new.  I now have official notice that 3300 muskets, 70,000 … Continue reading

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January 23, 1861

Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, Alexandria, Louisiana Five states have now seceded from our Union.  South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama and Georgia.  If Louisiana joins them, and I believe she will, war will ensue. My own opinion is … Continue reading

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January 22, 1861

Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, Alexandria, Louisiana Now that reason is powerless and the truth cannot be reached through the cloud of mistrust, suspicion and mutual accusations which envelope us, we are drifting together, no one knows whither. … Continue reading

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