Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lincoln refuses peace commissioners

  • In light of Lincoln's belligerent inaugural address, President Davis calls for 100,000 volunteers to repel armed invasion by Lincoln’s forces. Accordingly, today, Confederate Congress authorizes President Davis to accept militia units tendered by state governors/1861 
  • In Washington, the Confederate Peace Commissioners, Martin J. Crawford, John Forsyth, and A.B. Roman, sent by President Davis to negotiate peace with the new US Administration, try to establish communication with the new President, but they are arrogantly rebuffed and rudely refused audience by Lincoln./1861
  • President Davis appoints John H. Reagan of Texas to the post of Postmaster-General of the Confederacy. He will hold that post throughout the life of the Confederacy./1861 

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