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"president jeff davis" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck
"Diet evening the party breaks up. COMP returns to north. Carolina. EULESS has a few miles west to the battlefront near Petersburg. Lincoln stays in city point eager for these men to bring the war to a close and he list wastes no time making that happen. On March twenty ninth, the Union commander takes a short train ride west from city point to gravelly run the new headquarters of the Union Front. He writes out orders for his short in stature but Fearless Cavalry Commander Phil Sheridan. You might remember from episode sixty, four that Phil has been rocking on the battlefield, cutting off confederate supply lines and subduing his rebel counterparts. Ulysses orders seemed to ignore that they outlined and his men should try to hit Bobby Lee's right flank. But if that's a bust, the cavalry should ride down to North Carolina to help to comes to Sherman in his army. What. So when Phil Reads Ulysses Orders Kinda pissed. But the blue eyed lieutenant general gets it. He pulls villa side and gives him the whole picture. EULESS had to put a contingency plan in writing but he tells Phil that he fully intends to end the war right here. The Calorie won't have any need go to North Carolina. Phil brightens up and replies. I'm glad to hear it and we can do it. The moustachioed cavalryman goes on to say that as the war ends, he wants quote to be in at the death. Close quote. Fill positions his men near the crucial crossroads called five forks to cut off Bobby Lee's best escape route. Since the debacle at Fort Stadmann, Bobby, Lee has stretched out his Petersburg Line. So thin the raid snap. Even. So He sends eleven thousand men under the command of General George Pickett to quote. Hold five forks, all hazards. Close quote. Bobby Lee also sends a message to President Jeff Davis up in Richmond, that this move seriously diminishes our ability to maintain our present line. The next seventy, two hours will be crucial. On. Thursday march thirty. It starts raining. The rain pours down in sheets, fills, trenches, and soaks gunpowder. But that does not deter Phil Sheridan from launching an attack on General George Pickett's lines at five forks. On Friday the thirty first, the desperate confederate soldiers fight against fills union troops with it's nasty deputy, their low numbers, even lower rations. But how long can they hold out? Up in Richmond Jeff Davis makes a move that shows just how worried he is. He gets his wife Berina and therefore looking children out of town..
"president jeff davis" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck
"Nonetheless, the Party unity that produced the Lincoln Johnson tickets soon fades as the rift between radical and moderate Republicans grows. On July second the radical Republican congressman past the Wade Davis Bill. The bill lays out a plan to reconstruct Ferret states. You know bring them back into the union, but it's terms are harsh to the point of impossibility. For example, Lincoln's reconstruction plan calls for ten percent of voters in a state to swear allegiance to the Union. The Way Davis Bill Calls for fifty. Nine even unionist stronghold. Tennessee could meet that bar in the bill deny suffrage to any confederate officers or government employees. Finally Emancipate Slaves by Congressional Fia. In short the bill's sponsors Ben Wade, Henry Davis wants to take reconstruction out of the president's purview input under congressional jurisdiction. Their. Bill would do just that. Summer Recess begins at noon on July fourth. So Lincoln needs to sign the way. Davis. Bill before then once he does reconstruction on Congress's can begin. But on July fourth as Lincoln sits in presidents, room just off the Senate chamber signing. Every piece of last minute legislation shoved at him. He doesn't sign the bill radical Republicans who wished they could join their friends and family at Fourth of July, picnic start to get nervous. The US senator from Michigan Zachariah. Chandler takes matters into his own hands. The hokey man marches in Lincoln's ornately furnished Senate office and demands to know whether the way Davis Bill has been signed. Lincoln. Zachariah hype but definitely, not in wait calmly replies no Mr Chandler this bill was placed before me a few minutes before Congress adjourns it is a matter of too much importance to be swallowed that way. Lincoln explains. Zachariah won't take no for an answer. If it is vetoed, he will just fearfully in the northwest. The important point is that one prohibiting slavery in the reconstructed states? Legal Minded Lincoln, response. That is the point on which I doubt the authority of Congress to act. See if Congress claims the right to abolish slavery, it would legitimise secession by showing that slaveholding states had actually left the union. Lincoln doesn't want that it's the main reason he backed a constitutional amendment to end slavery. Lincoln explains to the men in his office I. Do not see how any of us now can deny and contradict all. We have always said that Congress has no constitutional power over slavery in the states. and. With that, the President Pocket Vetoes the Way Davis. Bill not signing before the congressional sessions. A few days. Later, he issued a statement explaining the veto. Lincoln states that he wants to find a reasonable reconstruction plan move forward with a slavery abolishing amendment and promised to keep both union and emancipation as war aims. Barack, medicals are pissed. Let's not forget about conservative Republicans though the poor president has to juggle both factions of his party. To keep conservative Republicans happy and appeal to Peace Democrats Lincoln authorized negotiations with a President Jeff Davis and the Brilliant Secretary of State Judah Benjamin, and by the way I think it's.
"president jeff davis" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck
"Today, we have two states to visit I were heading to Mississippi or some confederate deserters have decided. They're done with a CSA and proclaimed Jones County Independent. But after that will return to camp and follow him on the eighteen sixty four military campaign that prevents tenacious general from ever meeting his baby boy Charles in this life. The Atlantic campaign. I'm sure you recall from our last episode that is US grant is carrying out his overlaying campaign in Virginia he has four other generals him CSI elsewhere creating a multi-front war. Well that includes comes hard-fought four month long showdown with confederate generals, Joseph e Johnston, and John B. Hood for the city of Atlanta. So, let's get to it. We start in the Magnolia state where secessionists are seceding from the seceded southern states. Of course, the story precedes the death of Charlie so you know what we need to do rewind. Early Eighteen, sixty four and the confederacy has a serious problem in Mississippi. A group of Awol soldiers in the southeast portion of the state has declared independence from Mississippi and the PSA. Southern Unionists abroad term that includes all southerners who are less than jazz about the confederacy to downright opposed to. It are also refusing to pay taxes or return to their posts in the confederate army. One of them has even raised the US flag over the courthouse. In Jones County Mississippi Yeah the Stars and Stripes waving in the wind above confederate government building is bound to get a little bit of attention. After the flag incident CSI General Leonidas Polk reports to President Jefferson Davis that the people of Jones County are in quote open rebellion. Close quote. He reports that they are proclaiming themselves southern Yankees and resolved resist by force of arms all efforts to capture them. Leo Isn't exaggerating one of them has already killed a confederate army officer. Last fall major aimless macklemore got assigned to pick up deserters in Jones county on October fifth eighteen, sixty three aimless ran into Newton night a deserter from the Seventh Battalion Mississippi Infantry. Amos in new argued Newt a large man with a strong Roman nose straight mouth and dark beard flatly refused to return to the service of an army and country that had quote left his family destitute close quote. Aimless responded by threatening to arrest him. So new took out his pistol and shot the army officer. At least that's a compelling version of what happened eyewitness accounts differ but one thing's for sure newt would never be charged with this crime. No, one in these parts has introduced in ratting him out. Instead the residents of Jones County band together after ammos macklemore HS COM. Mysterious death. They've been fighting off confederate tax collectors and army patrollers ever since. Twenty first century historians won't find official documents to back this up, but most people call them the Free State of Jones. If that name sounds familiar. You're likely thinking of the Two Thousand Sixteen movie that tells their story with Matthew mcconaughey playing newt night, and yeah, I enjoyed solid film. But like I was saying, historians will have no official documents with that name. The only one we know these union issues for sure is the night company. Newt, sets up his namesake night company with roughly one hundred, twenty, five men mostly army deserters from the seventh battalion like himself who want nothing to do with the CSI. New tells us. We saw we had to fight. So we set up this company in the boys elected me captain. The have camps in the woods near their homes. Centuries require any person who wants access to camp to say the Password, which is I am at the red white and blue. Damn. Straight. They've got a stars and Stripes Password. This isn't Amir Group of disaffected deserters. They're a band of unionists with a 'cause. They have local officials and army patrols running scared when tax collectors come calling night company members chase them off and more than one tax collector has gone missing. Newton is banned even cease five wagons of corn from the tax men distributed among the poorest residents of Jones County. Women in the county fully support the night company as they see it, their husbands, sons and fathers are honorably fighting back against the government. They don't support. They're happy to have the help of their men and getting food for their hungry children without having to resort to bread riots like you heard about an episode fifty eight. Loyalty as officers know how much support Newton his followers get from local women. Wives sisters and daughters both bond and free bring them in food and supplies to their well hidden camps. Judge Robert Hudson Rights to Mississippi Governor Charles Clarke, and president. Jeff. Davis calling the wives and mothers of Night Company members quote unquote rotten hearted women. Judge Hudson claims that these women don't just support the damned unionists they should be held responsible for the men's behavior. He wants permission to meet out the quote most radical and severe treatment. Close quote. The judge gets his wish in April. Well sort of Mississippi officials go after the deserters not their rotten hard wives but judge Hudson will have to take what he can get. Mississippi. State leaders have grown tired of being embarrassed by what they see as a bunch of back would deserting unionists calling themselves the night company. So they sent Colonel Robert lowry with two hundred cavalry men and bloodhounds into Jones County to stamp out this rebellion. Can we just pause for a second ending knowledge the irony of the confederacy rebelling from the Union then trying to put down a pro union rebellion against the CSI I mean talk about pot calling the kettle black am I right Captain Robert Lowery tells his men. The most rigid and summary punishment is necessary to correct these evils. So as men get to work crushing the night company rebellion. bloodhounds and cavalry tracked down ten company members from their camps in piney woods near the Tulahoma creeped. Colonel Our has the man. Hank leaves their lifeless bodies swinging from the trees as a warning to others. Colonel doesn't find. Newt. But he leaves Jones County Anyway and Causes Ray to success. As, soon, as the military threat is gone, the night companies right back at it though fighting hard against the confederacy. By the way a quick aside hanging unionists isn't unique to the night company. While we lack official documents and I have to note that family tradition holds that my Virginia born ancestor able Kane, Slayton met his end with a short drawn sudden stop in. Arkansas on February twenty seventh eighteen, sixty four. India able Kane Slayton is quite the biblical analytical name for a man who met such violent end. The irony of his name is not lost on this descendant. Anyhow nudes posses too powerful and Organiz from Mississippi officials or the government in Richmond to stop. The kind of have to accept that the night company runs the show in Jones, county.
"president jeff davis" Discussed on WRVA
"Of an eighteen year old woman the car crash that took doctor Hughes Melton's life also took the life of a young eighteen year old woman it's believed Melton had a health issue which led him to bump into another car and then swerves into oncoming traffic having a head on crash with the young woman well done and been in critical condition since Wednesday when the crash occurred behavioral health department is now being led by the chief deputy commissioner mad down more news radio W. R. yeah Virginia's Attorney General decides not to appeal the ruling striking down a state law allowing police to arrest and jail people designated as habitual drunkards one hundred eighteen out of two hundred thirty five Democrats in the house of representatives now support impeachment proceedings against president Donald Trump ABC's Matthew Dowd I think the Democrats have to be careful I think they have to go through this process right now a majority of Democrats supporting impeachment won't be enough for impeachment I think Nancy Pelosi is trying to take this in a disciplined manner just see where she gets by the end of the summer early fall crews start the process of removing lettering that honors Confederate president Jeff Davis that Virginia's Fort Monroe national monument the letters were being taken down from their place at the former military base in Hampton on the Chesapeake Bay most of the nation doesn't know her name but we've been through tough times with her family before twenty two year old so you're sure Kennedy hill died of an overdose her family and friends the gathering a game to say goodbye to another relative who died too soon ABC's Diane my Seattle Gil was known for her love of politics and pop culture but her life had a darker side she opened up in twenty sixteen about her struggle with depression writing in her student newspaper my depression took root in the beginning of my middle school years and will be with me for the rest of my life too often it feels as if I'm drowning in my own thoughts while everyone else seems to be breathing comfortably an autopsy revealed no trauma other than evidence of life saving measures toxicology resort results rather are pending your next news the top of the hour news on demanded newsradio W. or the eight dot com I'm Dennis Edwards on Richmond news weather and traffic station news radio eleven forty W. or the a and now ninety six point one FM.
"president jeff davis" Discussed on WRVA
"Rapper a step rocky arrives on a private jet at Los Angeles International Airport last night ABC's Julia macfarlane the robbery sub rocky has been allowed to return home from a Swedish jail as he awaits a verdict in his criminal trial for a sold the rapper whose real name is rocky Myers has pleaded not guilty to assault during a June Brolin stock home the prosecution is seeking six months jail time they found verdict is expected on August fourteenth colonial heights police are still investigating yesterday's shooting death of a toddler after a nine one one call the three year old was found dead of a gunshot wound in a home on Bruce Avenue investigators are looking into whether the toddler got hold of a gun and shot himself captain William and about at this time this is a death investigation we are investigating the circumstances that led to this we are not looking outside of the residence for any suspects there is no danger to the community at this point the wife of a man found shot to death on a Richmond find work Friday learns of his death by way of social media just hours after the killings thirty three year old Dominic Christian was gunned down in the roadway of the eleven hundred block of north twenty fifth he was pronounced dead at the scene police say they're making progress in their investigation crews start the process of removing the lettering that honors Confederate president Jeff Davis at Virginia's Fort Monroe national monument the letters were being taken down yesterday from their place on the ark at the former military based in Hampton on the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia state government mourns the loss of one of their own today the commissioner of behavioral health and developmental services is dead after sustaining critical injuries in the three vehicle crash W. R. V. A.'s Matt deadline doctors use Melton had been in critical condition since Wednesday when the crash occurred in Augusta county it was believed that he actually had a medical condition which led to the crash the first bumped into another car then it went into oncoming traffic causing a crash with a nother car killing in eighteen year old girl in that part of the incident Milton was in the area because he had been in Harrisonburg for meeting with advocates that damn lying newsradio W. R. V. yeah and of course heartfelt condolences to both families you're next news the top of the hour news on demanded newsradio WRVA dot com I'm gonna send which on which means news weather and traffic station news ready you eleven forty W. or the eight and ninety.
"president jeff davis" Discussed on WRVA
"The price of fame and the new world of college sports. The Virginia Cavaliers championship basketball team is turning down. President Trump's invitation to visit the White House ABC's. Serena Marshall explains the winning UVA men's basketball team has announced it would be too hard to get the team together on Twitter writing, quote, we have received inquiries about a visit to the White House with several players either pursuing pro opportunities are moving on from UVA. It would be difficult. If not impossible to get everyone back together, we would have to respectfully decline in invitation, colonial house won't you heights. Police are investigating the theft of sixty thousand dollars from one of the city's wealthiest neighbourhood. CBS six reports the Koyo heights communities will come and wealth attorney is asking for a special prosecutor to investigate the embezzlement of funds from the congress neck homeowners association conscious neck is one of the wealthiest community. In central Virginia. New calls for the NFL to take a tougher position on domestic violence. Disturbing audio sidelines. The Kansas City Chiefs starting wide receiver ABC's Linsey Davis reports the voices allegedly belong to tyreek hill and his fiancee held denies breaking his son's arm. He did not return our calls for comment. But in an earlier statement before the audio leaked he said, his sons, health and happiness is his number one priority. The chiefs have suspended hill depending on the outcome of the investigation. He could also face punishment from the NFL northern Virginia county is ready to rename a highway honoring confederate president Jeff Davis in a unanimous vote. The Lincoln county board passed a resolution asking the Commonwealth Transportation Board to change the name of Jeff Davis. Highway two Richmond highway and two men are in jail this weekend for trying to remove the taught from Charlottesville, Robert E Lee and stonewall Jackson statues Madden. Kim line with more. Christopher Wayne was set to receive a forty five day cents for trespassing at the two confederate statues bet netted in additional ten days after he swore and yelled at the court Ryan Lambert also received fifty five days Lambert, unlike Wayne was also convicted of destruction of property the statues of the confederate leaders were tarped after the death of activists had their higher as a sign of mourning. The targets have since been taken down altogether. A court cases set to begin in the fall to determine if Charlottesville can legally remove the statues, met them wine. Newsradio w r. Your next news at the top of the hour. News on demand at NewsRadio w RV dot com. I said words on Richmond's news, weather, and traffic station. Newsradio eleven forty W RV. And now ninety six point one.
"president jeff davis" Discussed on the memory palace
"This is the memory palace. I'm Nathan mouth. Did figure out what to do with the place. It had been nearly ten years since congress and moved out. They use the room, two stories, tall stately sandstone. Columns is the main chamber for the house of representatives since right after the war of eighteen twelve. The British burned down the old one, but congress was growing out of it. The number of states hid nearly doubled since they'd started meeting in that room in this was a country, a big dreams. How all those future representatives of those as yet undrawn districts in those as yet uninvited states going to fit. So they built in addition to the capital and moved into a new chamber in eighteen fifty seven. We're congresswomen in men deliberate still. But the old chamber, the old hall of the house is they called it the sitting there collecting cobwebs and stuff, just boxes, extra chairs, dust covered, draperies rolled up and set aside like a piece of exercise equipment bought off an infomercial and then abandoned in the old bedroom of a kid off at college. And no one wanted that this was a historic space. We're the marquee Lafayette address congress during his victory lap of America where that body had debated and voted on laws that had charted the course of nation in its first half century, we're former president. John Quincy Adams had a massive stroke and collapsed face first onto his desk, never covered, but then a senator from Vermont had an idea that people thought was worthy of the room in this guy was kind of on a roll back then it was eighteen sixty four still in the thick of the civil war. In senator Justin Smith, moral had been taking advantage of the fact that you can get a lot done without intransigent southern state, lawmakers around in was just passing bills left, and right and one of them turned the former congressional chamber turned ornate neoclassical junk room into an art gallery into national statuary hall. And since then each state has been allowed to display two statues there two sculptures of heroin, but reasonable size. Depicting two of her native sons daughters, though cinder moral really didn't have daughters in mind in order to embody their home state's contribution to the country such that, here's a quote from the senator pilgrims from all parts of the union as well as foreign lands may come and behold a gallery filled with such American manhood as succeeding generations will delight to honor and see also the actual form and mold of those who have interracial ably fixed their names on the pages of history. And so who do you pick. Who in your history? Who of all the people who made their homes in the lands enclosed within the borders of your state, which of all the lives lived in that territory with their various joys and trials and labors dreams fulfill the not which two of the countless dead will you raise up to represent the best of you? It's an honor exercise. They say that every New Year's Eve at midnight, the statues come alive. Then I don't believe for second than anyone believes that for a second. But they say it's part of the spill tour guides give to visitors and let them, I guess if they like the idea of the statues wandering around marble feet, heavy on marble tiles. It's a weird guest list. I mean, some of the honorees are exactly who you'd expect. George Washington is there on Virginia's behalf, Utah sent Brigham Young, Rhode Island sent Roger Williams, but there too is the last territorial governor of Idaho stepping down from his pedestal to mingle there is humorous will Rogers of Oklahoma, guess trying out a bit on some less sung signer of the declaration of independence. There are explorers and missionaries. There are senators and secretaries of this or that whose names wouldn't mean thing to you who's place in this hall is just about the only thing keeping those names in the raceable. There is king command may the unifier of Hawaii. There are inventors of the steamboat in the television, the first person to remove an ovarian cyst Gerald. Ford. The author Ben Hur the president of the national women's temperance movement a not particularly famous astronaut painter of the American west, the seemingly arbitrary assembly. But these things are never arbitrary. Each of the statues in statuary hall. Each of the people whose lives and contributions were not only deemed worthy of elevating in this way, but the most worthy we're chosen at a particular time by particular people. And so at the turn of the last century, when Kansas legislators were debating who descend in front of, there's a former legislator and a one turn governor, longtime public servant. By all accounts, a lovely man died there pretty broken up about it. Next thing. You know there was a memorial in national statuary hall to George Washington Glick whose last public office was pension manager for the city of Topeka, the longside regular George, Washington. Each statue has a story about a moment in time and a constituency group of the living. He wanted to say something to the world about their state in themselves by plucking this person from the ranks of the dead, and we can be charmed or annoyed or whatever you want to be by the likes of the Glick in the hall and by the people who put them there and we can be encouraged or inspired, or I guess, annoyed if you have some weird ax to grind by the recent influx of women bringing the paltry total in the hall to nine or the four native Americans who have been sent by people in state houses as a small way of saying something different about what made America. But we shouldn't pass through the hall. Or lead another New Year's Eve come and go. Without noting that in the first three decades of the twentieth century as the Ku Klux Klan rose again to terrorize in murder, men and women in the name of white supremacy as more than seventeen hundred African Americans were lynched. As Jim crow tightened his grip on the institutions of the south. Those institutions sent their heroes to Washington. There was an article in the Washington Post fall, nineteen twenty nine headlined capital seized by rebel forces that points out that after they'd failed to take over Washington sixty five years before statuary hall was being taken over by confederates. South Carolina sent a statue. John C Calhoun the intellectual architect of secession insent confederate Lieutenant General. One of the state's biggest slaveholders who became governor and senator thanks to the work of a paramilitary group, use violent intimidation to keep black voters from the polls, Alabama sin, two generals, North Carolina sent its wartime governor, and then a post-war governor, a man who had encouraged directed acts of terrorism against black communities against people newly freed a man who had orchestrated the violent overthrow of a democratically elected city government by jenning up a racist mob of two thousand men who drove black officials out of town, burned down black businesses in homes and killed between sixty and three hundred black people. He has a statue. Florida wanted in on all of this so bad. It sent a confederate general who left the state at age twelve to go to boarding school and never came back yet. He was sent north as one of the two of the greatest Floridians. Mississippi sent confederate president, Jeff Davis. Georgia sent a confederate Colonel insent Davis vice president man who the United States Senate wouldn't seat when he was elected after the civil war, but who has stood in its capital since day in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine when two thousand people crowded statuary hall to sing his praises in sing songs of the confederacy. And if the glory days when a man could own another man could sell off that Maine's children or why for profit and the old rebel yell Rosa can echoed among the sandstone columns in the marble man. These things are never arbitrary. They are the results of choices made by people once. And so let's note a choice made a short time ago by the people elected to make laws for the people of Florida. Who two years before had decided to remove their confederate general from statuary hall. Nine African American men and women had recently been shot and killed by a white supremacist in a church in South Carolina. And these people in Florida sod as a small way to say something different about America.