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James [Barron Hope]to Mrs. James Barron Hope, at Mr. Wilcox's, Warrenton, North Carolina, and to his mother and children, 20 July 1861
Letter concerns elegance of the life at his grandmother's place [Mrs. James Barron]; his activity in writing for the Confederate cause.
Letter concerns attacks aimed at Richmond which were defeated at Manassas; the war in Missouri; Mr. Lincoln's troubles; confidence in the ultimate result, "the Nation born at Sumter and baptised with blood at Manassas will be hailed by the great powers of Europe as a member of the family of Empires."
Louisa Whiting, Audley, Westmoreland, to James Barron Hope, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, 29 August 1861
"...father has lost everything...am perfectly disgusted with yankees and negroes...." Endorsement: "...in spite of her feelings Aunt has married 'a yankee'...who came wounded to desolated Hampton...." J[ane] H. M[arr].
"Papa" James [James Barron Hope], Atlantic Hotel Reading Room, to his mother and his wife, 1 September 1861
"A Letter to Ex-President Tyler, Flag Officer Forrest and George Booker, of 'Sherwood,' In Vindication of Flag Officer Samuel Barron, C. S. N.," by Capt. [James Barron] Hope, 28 September 1861
H. B. Cary, Yorktown, to His Excellency, President John Tyler, Confederate Congress, Richmond, Virginia, 23 December 1861
Upon the death of Morrison of the faculty of William and Mary, a recommendation that the place be filled by James Barron Hope, "one of the rising literary men of the state."
Letter concerns planned abandonment of Norfolk because "to compete with the North in producing an ironclad Navy is out of the question"; Yorktown will be abandoned but "we grow stronger as we go from the coast." Description of Randolph, Secy of Army, "tall sinewy" and of Mallory, Secy of Navy, "a stupid little man."
R. Forrest, Chief of Bureau, C. S. Navy Department, Richmond, to J[ames] Barron Hope,Richmond, 24 May 1862
"My court still continues...."; confidence in final victory; "today the city of Washington is in one universal shiverfrom Old Abe down...."; plan to cut off Washington and invade the North; Southern army set at 80 to 90,000 men, the Northern 115,000.
Letter concerns his position as Judge Advocate of Court convened to consider the burning of vessels on Lake Ponchartrain, Louisiana.