Saturday, February 26, 2011

Davis calls for US release of Sumter, Pickens

President Davis
  • President Jefferson Davis nominates W. L. Yancey of Alabama, P. A. Rost of Louisiana, and A. Dudley Mann of the Confederate States as members of a European Commission to promote the interests of the Confederate States of America overseas./1861
  • President Davis also writes the US Congress calling on it to release all armaments rightfully belonging to Southern states (including Forts Sumter and Pickens), arguing that they now should transfer to the Confederacy./1861
  • In Washington, President-elect Lincoln holds an interview for several hours with Gov. Thomas H. Hicks (Md.), Sen. Douglas (Ill.), and others who recommend that he use his influence for the settlement of pending difficulties./1861

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