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We Are Lincoln Men: Abraham Lincoln and His Friends

We Are Lincoln Men: Abraham Lincoln and His Friends

David Herbert Donald

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Only a Constitutional Amendment would prohibit the states coming back into the union from re-establishing slavery. By the end of the Civil War over 300,000 1860 sabers had been produced: 200,000 by Ames, 32,000 by Rob. Northern farmers, producing for a market with their own labor, wanted to recreate the economic conditions in the free states they recently left. My enemies say I am now carrying on this war for the sole purpose of abolition. One type is employed in an ambush, where a friendly unit performs a surprise attack from a concealed position.

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Return of the Vanquished: Longstreet at Gettysburg and the

Return of the Vanquished: Longstreet at Gettysburg and the

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In response to the Republican victory in that election, seven states declared their secession from the Union before Lincoln took office on March 4, 1861. Some critics at the time and some later historians charged that the war became “A Rich Man's War But a Poor Man's Fight,” yet comparisons of the occupational distribution of sampled soldiers with data from the 1860 census indicate that both armies were surprisingly representative of the white male populations.

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THE MEMOIRS OF COLONEL JOHN S. MOSBY

THE MEMOIRS OF COLONEL JOHN S. MOSBY

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McClellan withdrew to the southeast and never regained the initiative. 3) Battle of Gaines' Mill (June 27, 1862) - Lee continued his offensive, launching the largest Confederate attack of the war. (It occurred in almost the same location as the 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor and had similar numbers of casualties.) The attack was poorly coordinated and the Union lines held for most of the day, but Lee eventually broke through and McClellan withdrew again, heading for a secure base at Harrison's Landing on the James River. 4) Battle of Garnett's & Golding's Farm (June 27�28, 1862) - A minor Confederate demonstration and attack south of the river, which was easily repulsed, but served to further unnerve McClellan. 5) Battle of Savage's Station (June 29, 1862) - During the Union withdrawal, Confederate general John B.

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Twenty-two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman:

Twenty-two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman:

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Only questions or comments regarding the technical aspects of the Web site should be sent to the web master. As the demand for goods rose in both Britain and the Confederacy, success in running the Union blockade became ever more profitable. Others said a rebellion of eight million cannot be suppressed; but in the midst of all this tumult and timidity, and against all this, Abraham Lincoln was clear in his duty, and had an oath in heaven. Dar’s wine an’ cider in de kitchen, an’ de darkeys dey’ll have some; I s’pose dey’ll all be cornfiscated when de Linkum sojers come.

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Lee's Maverick General: Daniel Harvey Hill.

Lee's Maverick General: Daniel Harvey Hill.

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Indexed in the Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 (see below). He also won the Nevins-Freeman Prize in 2009 and is co-author, with Harold Holzer, of "The New York Times Complete Civil War" book (2010). By the end of the nineteenth century, a reconciliationist movement united some white northerners and southerners in a shared public memory of the war that rarely spoke of emancipation or black participation and deliberately avoided discussion of the bitter animosities that had divided North and South.

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A Diary From Dixie (1905): as Written by Mary Boykin

A Diary From Dixie (1905): as Written by Mary Boykin

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The Second Party System broke down after passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, which replaced the Missouri Compromise ban on slavery with popular sovereignty, allowing the people of a territory to vote for or against slavery. Savage, Crisis in Command: Mismanagement in the Army, which traced many of the failures in Vietnam to the military’s having adopted a bureaucratized management style. Should that “little piece of metal‿kill the outcome seems inevitable; at that point we tend to disregard the fact that up until the moment of impact, the moment of finality, the preceding moments were infinitely variable, containing a multitude of possibilities.

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Rise of U. S. Grant, The

Rise of U. S. Grant, The

A.L. Conger

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The latter regiment spent the winter of 1863-64 in camp at Benedict, Maryland, before being shipped south for service around Jacksonville, Florida (March to July 1864); Hilton Head, South Carolina (July 1864); and Jacksonville again (July to August 1864). K, 34th Mississippi Infantry), of Salem, Walthall County, Mississippi. Pickett, United States Army sergeant, as quoted in a letter to his wife (27 March 1863). President Abraham Lincoln signs the congressional bill abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia.

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Stonewall Jackson: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

Stonewall Jackson: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

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Abraham Lincoln writes Georgia's Alexander "Little Alec" Stephens, one of the South's most outspoken Unionists, to assure him that he (Lincoln) will not interfere with slavery in the South, directly or indirectly. The Civil War: A Narrative (3 volumes), Random House, 1974, ISBN 0-394-74913-8. Confederate cavalry, continuing the pursuit, reported a third Union force of about 5,800 men sitting atop a hill. Tell us... "We have fantastic deals, here you can see some of them.

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Who is Markie?: The Life of Martha Custis Williams Carter

Who is Markie?: The Life of Martha Custis Williams Carter

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The ability of the soldier or sailor to vote remained in the hands of the individual states. We have not yet assessed major fashion changes associated with the Civil War. Slavery was also seen as a threat to democracy; Northerners believed that a corrupt oligarchy of rich planters, the Slave Power, dominated Southern politics, and national politics as well. In the predawn hours of 12 April 1861, Confederate batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter. Bodies piled high in a deep ravine as the close battle continued.

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"Kill-Cavalry": Sherman's Merchant of Terror : The Life of

"Kill-Cavalry": Sherman's Merchant of Terror : The Life of

Samuel J. Martin

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Students from the Virginia Military Institute fight alongside the Confederate Army to force Union General Franz Sigel out of the Shenandoah Valley. He said it involved the subs, so I don't know. Very large numbers would desert and pursue this sort of life. In March 1863, the North replaced the controversial state militia drafts with federal conscription measures that were more on a par with the Confederacy's system. A Confederate campaign to "free" Kentucky was launched in 1862 under the direction of General Braxton Bragg.

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