Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jefferson Davis elected Major General - Mississippi troops assemble
The Friend, A religious and literary journal, Volume 34 (Google eBook) Front Cover, 1 Review, The Friend, 1861 - Religion


The State convention of Mississippi has elected seven delegates to the Southern congress, to meet at Montgomery, Ala., and has also passed an ordinance to raise eight regiments of troops. Jefferson Davis has been elected Major General.

About 3000 troops from Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida have assembled in the neighbourhood of fort Pickens, Pensacola, for the purpose of effecting its capture if the federal officers refused to surrender.

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