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1862 by Summary

The Civil War comes alive in all its passion and fury–only now the Brits are fighting . . . alongside the Confederacy Outraged when the U.S. Navy seizes three Confederates aboard an English sailing ship, Britain retaliates by entering the fray in support of the Rebels–and suddenly it’s a whole new war. Once again, cotton is king as the North’s blockade crumbles before the might of the Royal Navy. While Lincoln confronts the monumental challenge of vanquishing mighty Britannia, the Redcoats revive their 1812 penchant for burning down American cities, and Union troops see Canada as ripe for the picking. From the Mississippi bayou to the Pennsylvania farmlands to the woods of Maine, the great armies of Generals Grant and Lee face off in the nation’s deadliest conflict. And to the victor goes history.

Life in Dixie During the War, 1861-1862-1863-1864-1865

Life in Dixie During the War, 1861-1862-1863-1864-1865 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Ann Harris Gay
Editor: Mercer University Press
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Life in Dixie During the War, 1861-1862-1863-1864-1865 by Mary Ann Harris Gay Summary

Life in Dixie During the War, first published in 1892, ranks among the best first-person accounts of the American Civil War. Mary A. H. Gay eloquently recounts her wartime experiences in Georgia and bears witness to the suffering and struggle, defeat and despair, triumph and hope that is human history. Mary Gay was not only a chronicler, but an active participant in wartime activities; old veterans described her as unusually brave and fearless. While her book reads like a novel, it continues to be praised by modern scholars as an honest report of American history.

Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume I, 1862

Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume I, 1862 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bruce Nichols
Editor: McFarland
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Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume I, 1862 by Bruce Nichols Summary

This book is a thorough study of all known guerrilla operations in Civil War Missouri in 1862, the year such warfare became the primary type of military action there and the year that the state saw almost constant fighting. An enormous variety of sources—military and government records, private accounts, county and other local histories, period and later newspapers, and secondary sources published after the war—are used to identify which Southern partisan leaders and groups operated in which areas of Missouri, and to describe how they operated and how their kinds of warfare evolved. The actions of Southern guerrilla forces and Confederate behind-enemy-lines recruiters are presented chronologically by region so that readers may see the relationship of seemingly isolated events to other events over a period of time in a given area. The counter-actions of an array of different types of Union troops are also covered to show how differences in training, leadership, and experiences affected behaviors and actions in the field.

Artillery Hell

Artillery Hell Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Curt Johnson,Richard Claire Anderson
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890966235
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Artillery Hell by Curt Johnson,Richard Claire Anderson Summary

Five essays detail the artillery used by both Union and Confederate forces in the Battle of Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in September 1862. The core essay was written in 1940 for the National Park Service but first published here. Together they discuss the types and capabilities of the artillery pieces, the problems faced by the commanders, and what can be conjectured about their placement and engagement. Also includes six reports by Union officers just after the battle. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Virginia at War, 1862

Virginia at War, 1862 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William C. Davis,James I. RobertsonJr.
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
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Virginia at War, 1862 by William C. Davis,James I. RobertsonJr. Summary

As the Civil War entered its first full calendar year for the Old Dominion, Virginians began to experience the full ramifications of the conflict. Their expectations for the coming year did not prepare them for what was about to happen; in 1862 the war became earnest and real, and the state became then and thereafter the major battleground of the war in the East. Virginia emerged from the year 1861 in much the same state of uncertainty and confusion as the rest of the Confederacy. While the North was known to be rebuilding its army, no one could be sure if the northern people and government were willing to continue the war. The landscape and the people of Virginia were a part of the battlefield. Virginia at War, 1862 demonstrates how no aspect of life in the Commonwealth escaped the war’s impact. The collection of essays examines topics as diverse as daily civilian life and the effects of military occupation, the massive influx of tens of thousands of wounded and sick into Richmond, and the wartime expansion of Virginia’s industrial base, the largest in the Confederacy. Out on the field, Robert E. Lee’s army was devastated by the Battle of Antietam, and Lee strove to rebuild the army with recruits from the interior of the state. Many Virginians, however, were far behind the front lines. A growing illustrated press brought the war into the homes of civilians and allowed them to see what was happening in their state and in the larger war beyond their borders. To round out this volume, indefatigable Richmond diarist Judith McGuire continues her day-by-day reflections on life during wartime. The second in a five-volume series examining each year of the war, Virginia at War, 1862 illuminates the happenings on both homefront and battlefield in the state that served as the crucible of America’s greatest internal conflict.

Staff Ride Handbook For The Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863 [Illustrated Edition]

Staff Ride Handbook For The Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863 [Illustrated Edition] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Christopher Gabel
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Staff Ride Handbook For The Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863 [Illustrated Edition] by Dr. Christopher Gabel Summary

Includes over 30 maps and Illustrations The Staff Ride Handbook for the Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863, provides a systematic approach to the analysis of this key Civil War campaign. Part I describes the organization of the Union and Confederate Armies, detailing their weapons, tactics, and logistical, engineer, communications, and medical support. It also includes a description of the U.S. Navy elements that featured so prominently in the campaign. Part II consists of a campaign overview that establishes the context for the individual actions to be studied in the field. Part III consists of a suggested itinerary of sites to visit in order to obtain a concrete view of the campaign in its several phases. For each site, or “stand,” there is a set of travel directions, a discussion of the action that occurred there, and vignettes by participants in the campaign that further explain the action and which also allow the student to sense the human “face of battle.” Part IV provides practical information on conducting a Staff Ride in the Vicksburg area, including sources of assistance and logistical considerations. Appendix A outlines the order of battle for the significant actions in the campaign. Appendix B provides biographical sketches of key participants. Appendix C provides an overview of Medal of Honor conferral in the campaign. An annotated bibliography suggests sources for preliminary study.

Minnesota Physicians in the 1862 Sioux Uprising

Minnesota Physicians in the 1862 Sioux Uprising Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francis J. Haddy; Theresa B. Haddy
Editor: AuthorHouse
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Minnesota Physicians in the 1862 Sioux Uprising by Francis J. Haddy; Theresa B. Haddy Summary

Much has been written of the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota in August of 1862, but little has been written about the physicians who were caught up in it. This book is an attempt to correct the omission. There were seven major battles on the Minnesota River in 1862-Lower Sioux Agency, Redwood Ferry, Upper Sioux Agency, Fort Ridgley, New Ulm, Birch Coulee, and Wood Lake. Physicians were present at most of these sites. What happened to each of them is not well known. Their stories are well worth telling.

Rhode IslandÕs Civil War Hospital

Rhode IslandÕs Civil War Hospital Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank L. Grzyb
Editor: McFarland
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Rhode IslandÕs Civil War Hospital by Frank L. Grzyb Summary

During the Civil War, thousands of wounded Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners convalesced in a general army hospital in rural Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island. Because of its location on the periphery of the action, the hospital has remained a footnote to the dramatic sweep of Civil War literature. However, its history and the experiences of the doctors, nurses, patients and guards that gave it life provide a new perspective on the interaction between the army and society in wartime and on life in Civil War America. This in-depth account also explores the barbarities of medicine, daily routine in a general army hospital, the role of citizens in providing aid, the later adventures of former patients and staff, and the final resting places of those who died on the grounds.

Belle Boyd

Belle Boyd Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ruth Scarborough
Editor: Mercer University Press
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Belle Boyd by Ruth Scarborough Summary

At age 17 Belle Boyd shot and killed a Union soldier; at age 19 she was in a Union prison, a Confederate spy who got caught. A spunky West Virginia girl full of charm and with a zest for adventure, Belle worked among the highest-ranking officers and lowliest foot soldiers of the Civil War with an indomitable spirit that defied Union authority.As a spy Belle Boyd was amateurish, yet she managed to confuse Union officers and convey useful information to Southern military leaders. Southern newspapers dubbed her Joan of Arc of the South, Siren of the Shenandoah, and Cleopatra of the Secession, while Northern reporters referred to her as camp follower, the most overrated spy, and insincere courtesan. French newspapers, meanwhile, reported the exploits of La Belle Rebelle.Like many historical figures, Belle Boyd may appear in retrospect larger than life, but in this delightful biography her life is portrayed within the limits of its actual dimensions.

Alonzo's War

Alonzo's War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson
ISBN: 1611475554
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Alonzo's War by Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy Summary

The book details the everyday life of a private and gives an up-close account of what the details of a battle mean to a man participating in it as opposed to learning about generals’ battle plans and the movement of troops. These details bring a personal understanding to a student of the war.

Union Casualties at Gettysburg

Union Casualties at Gettysburg Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Travis W. Busey,John W. Busey
Editor: McFarland
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Union Casualties at Gettysburg by Travis W. Busey,John W. Busey Summary

This reference work chronicles and categorizes more than 23,000 Union casualties at Gettysburg by generals and staff and by state and unit. Thirteen appendices also cover information by brigade, division and corps; by engagements and skirmishes; by state; by burial at three cemeteries; and by hospitals. Casualty transports, incarceration records and civilian casualty lists are also included.

The Civil War Battlefield Guide

The Civil War Battlefield Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances H. Kennedy
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0547524692
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The Civil War Battlefield Guide by Frances H. Kennedy Summary

This new edition of the definitive guide to Civil War battlefields is really a completely new book. While the first edition covered 60 major battlefields, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, the second covers all of the 384 designated as the "principal battlefields" in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report. As in the first edition, the essays are authoritative and concise, written by such leading historians as James M. McPherson, Stephen W. Sears, Edwin C. Bearss, James I. Robinson, Jr., and Gary W. Gallager. The second edition also features 83 new four-color maps covering the most important battles. The Civil War Battlefield Guide is an essential reference for anyone interested in the Civil War.

Dwelling Place

Dwelling Place Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erskine Clarke
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300133286
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Winner of the Bancroft Prize. “[A] beautifully conceived and penetrating book . . . one of the finest studies of American slavery ever written.”—The New Republic Published some thirty years ago, Robert Manson Myers’s Children of Pride: The True Story of Georgia and the Civil War won the National Book Award in history and went on to become a classic reference on America’s slaveholding South. That book presented the letters of the prominent Presbyterian minister and plantation patriarch Charles Colcock Jones (1804–1863), whose family owned more than one hundred slaves. While extensive, these letters can provide only one part of the story of the Jones family plantations in coastal Georgia. In this remarkable new book, the religious historian Erskine Clarke completes the story, offering a narrative history of four generations of the plantations’ inhabitants, white and black. Encompassing the years 1805 to 1869, Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic describes the simultaneous but vastly different experiences of slave and slave owner. This “upstairsdownstairs” history reveals in detail how the benevolent impulses of Jones and his family became ideological supports for deep oppression, and how the slave Lizzy Jones and members of her family struggled against that oppression. Through letters, plantation and church records, court documents, slave narratives, archaeological findings, and the memory of the African American community, Clarke brings to light the long-suppressed history of the slaves of the Jones plantations—a history inseparably bound to that of their white owners. “Clarke’s magisterial, multiperspective study of the antebellum South describes two family groups . . . a ‘total’ history of interconnected people divided by race, legal status, and gender.”—Choice

Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance in America, 1862äóñ1920

Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance in America, 1862äóñ1920 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kerry Segrave
Editor: McFarland
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Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance in America, 1862äóñ1920 by Kerry Segrave Summary

Following the 2013 revelations of Edward Snowden, Americans have come to realize that many of us may be under surveillance at any time. It all started 150 years ago on the battlefields of the Civil War, where each side tapped the other’s telegraph lines. It continued in 1895, when the New York Police Department began to tap telephone lines. It was 20 years before it was public knowledge, and by then the NYPD was so busy tapping they had a separate room set aside for the purpose. Wiretapping really took off in 1910, when the dictograph—the first ready-to-use bug that anyone could operate—arrived, making it easier still to engage in electronic surveillance. Politicians bugged other politicians, corporations bugged labor unions, stockbrokers bugged other stockbrokers, and the police bugged everybody. And we were well on our way to the future that George Orwell envisioned, the world Edward Snowden revealed: Big Brother had arrived.

Recent Japanese Philosophical Thought 1862-1994

Recent Japanese Philosophical Thought 1862-1994 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gino K. Piovesana
Editor: Routledge
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Recent Japanese Philosophical Thought 1862-1994 by Gino K. Piovesana Summary

Piovesana's famous survey is republished with an additional chapter by Naoshi Yamawaki to cover the intervening years up to 1994. It continues to be the only introduction to Japanese thinkers and philosophical thought covering the period of Japan's 'modern' era.

A Perfect Picture of Hell

A Perfect Picture of Hell Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ted Genoways,Hugh H Genoways
Editor: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587293277
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A Perfect Picture of Hell by Ted Genoways,Hugh H Genoways Summary

From the shooting of an unarmed prisoner at Montgomery, Alabama, to a successful escape from Belle Isle, from the swelling floodwaters overtaking Cahaba Prison to the inferno that finally engulfed Andersonville, A Perfect Picture of Hell is a collection of harrowing narratives by soldiers from the 12th Iowa Infantry who survived imprisonment in the South during the Civil War. Editors Ted Genoways and Hugh Genoways have collected the soldiers' startling accounts from diaries, letters, speeches, newspaper articles, and remembrances. Arranged chronologically, the eyewitness descriptions of the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Jackson, and Tupelo, together with accompanying accounts of nearly every famous Confederate prison, create a shared vision

The 18th New York Infantry in the Civil War

The 18th New York Infantry in the Civil War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ryan A. Conklin
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476626510
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Responding to President Lincoln’s initial call for troops, the 18th New York Infantry emerged as one of the Excelsior State’s first regiments and mustered many of its earliest volunteers. Formed of companies from across the state, the unit saw combat early, suffering the first casualties of the Bull Run campaign when they were ambushed on the march four days before the battle. As part of the Army of the Potomac, they fought at Gaines’s Mill, Crampton’s Gap, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Drawing on numerous sources including several unpublished letters and diaries, this book gives the complete history of the 18th—from the first enlistee to the last surviving veteran (who died in 1938)—with an emphasis on the experiences of individual soldiers.

Becoming Free in the Cotton South

Becoming Free in the Cotton South Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Eva O'Donovan
Editor: Harvard University Press
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Becoming Free in the Cotton South by Susan Eva O'Donovan Summary

Becoming Free in the Cotton South challenges our most basic ideas about slavery and freedom in America. Instead of seeing emancipation as the beginning or the ending of the story, as most histories do, Susan Eva O’Donovan explores the perilous transition between these two conditions, offering a unique vision of both the enormous changes and the profound continuities in black life before and after the Civil War. This boldly argued work focuses on a small place—the southwest corner of Georgia—in order to explicate a big question: how did black men and black women’s experiences in slavery shape their lives in freedom? The reality of slavery’s demise is harsh: in this land where cotton was king, the promise of Reconstruction passed quickly, even as radicalism crested and swept the rest of the South. Ultimately, the lives former slaves made for themselves were conditioned and often constrained by what they had endured in bondage. O’Donovan’s significant scholarship does not diminish the heroic efforts of black Americans to make their world anew; rather, it offers troubling but necessary insight into the astounding challenges they faced. Becoming Free in the Cotton South is a moving and intimate narrative, drawing upon a multiplicity of sources and individual stories to provide new understanding of the forces that shaped both slavery and freedom, and of the generation of African Americans who tackled the passage that lay between.

Sabine Pass

Sabine Pass Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward T. Cotham
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292782464
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Sabine Pass by Edward T. Cotham Summary

In an 1882 speech, former Confederate president Jefferson Davis made an exuberant claim: “That battle at Sabine Pass was more remarkable than the battle at Thermopylae.” Indeed, Sabine Pass was the site of one of the most decisive Civil War battles fought in Texas. But unlike the Spartans, who succumbed to overwhelming Persian forces at Thermopylae more than two thousand years before, the Confederate underdogs triumphed in a battle that over time has become steeped in hyperbole. Providing a meticulously researched, scholarly account of this remarkable victory, Sabine Pass at last separates the legends from the evidence. In arresting prose, Edward T. Cotham, Jr., recounts the momentous hours of September 8, 1863, during which a handful of Texans—almost all of Irish descent—under the leadership of Houston saloonkeeper Richard W. Dowling, prevented a Union military force of more than 5,000 men, 22 transport vessels, and 4 gunboats from occupying Sabine Pass, the starting place for a large invasion that would soon have given the Union control of Texas. Sabine Pass sheds new light on previously overlooked details, such as the design and construction of the fort (Fort Griffin) that Dowling and his men defended, and includes the battle report prepared by Dowling himself. The result is a portrait of a mythic event that is even more provocative when stripped of embellishment.

Rebels in the Rockies

Rebels in the Rockies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walter Earl Pittman
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476614385
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Rebels in the Rockies by Walter Earl Pittman Summary

The Civil War in 1861 found Southerners a minority throughout the West. Early efforts to create military forces were quickly suppressed. Many returned to the South to fight while others remained where they were, forming a potentially disloyal population. Underground movements existed throughout the war in Colorado, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona and even Idaho. Repeatedly betrayed and overwhelmed by Union forces and without communications with the South, these groups were ineffective. In southern New Mexico, Southerners, who were the majority, aligned themselves with the Confederacy. Four small companies of irregulars, one Hispanic, fought (effectively) as part of the abortive Confederate invasion force of 1861-2. The most famous of these, the "Brigands," were close in function to a modern special forces unit. In 1862 the Brigands were sent into Colorado to join up with a secret army of 600-1,000 men massing there, but were betrayed. Returning to Texas, the Brigands and the other irregulars were used for special operations in the West throughout the War; they also fought in the Louisiana-Arkansas campaigns of 1863-4.

Power, Law and the End of Privateering

Power, Law and the End of Privateering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Lemnitzer
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137318635
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Power, Law and the End of Privateering by J. Lemnitzer Summary

This book offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power. The 1856 Declaration of Paris marks the precise moment when international law became universal, and was an aggressive and successful British move to end privateering forever – then the United States' main weapon in case of war with Britain.

Understanding U.S. Military Conflicts through Primary Sources [4 volumes]

Understanding U.S. Military Conflicts through Primary Sources [4 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James R. Arnold,Roberta Wiener
Editor: ABC-CLIO
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Understanding U.S. Military Conflicts through Primary Sources [4 volumes] by James R. Arnold,Roberta Wiener Summary

An easily accessible resource that showcases the links between using documented primary sources and gaining a more nuanced understanding of military history. • Covers benchmark documents in U.S. diplomatic and military history from 14 conflicts • Utilizes document introductions and scholarly analysis to help students understand the primary source materials • Supports document-based teaching and learning strategies • Ties into Common Core critical thinking guidelines commonly used in high school history courses for document analysis • Helps students understand the difference between original source material and unsourced claims made on the Internet

Galahad in the Gilded Age:

Galahad in the Gilded Age: Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Dowling
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1664153934
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Galahad in the Gilded Age is the story of George William Curtis, regarded at the beginning of his career as little more than a handsome, amusing young man from a socially prominent family. His life would change dramatically after four years traveling in Europe and the Levant, from which he returned to find himself a literary celebrity—“the Howadji”—following the appearance of two books describing his Middle East experiences that some considered so provocatively sensuous as to border on obscenity. Yet during this early celebrity, Curtis would find his life changing profoundly—discovering marital happiness, facing financial bankruptcy and finding himself irresistibly drawn into increasingly bitter controversies: the national battle against slavery, against wide-spreading political corruption, and against what Curtis regarded as a wholly unreasonable resistance to granting women the right to vote. George William Curtis, a contemporary would conclude after his death, was “the best knight of our time.”

Extraordinary Circumstances

Extraordinary Circumstances Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian K. Burton
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253108446
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Extraordinary Circumstances by Brian K. Burton Summary

A detailed history of the American Civil War’s first campaign in Virginia in 1862. The first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers, including “Stonewall” Jackson, James Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and D. H. Hill, pushed George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac from the gates of Richmond to the James River, where the Union forces reached safety. Along the way, Lee lost several opportunities to harm McClellan. The Seven Days have been the subject of numerous historical treatments, but none more detailed and engaging than Brian K. Burton’s retelling of the campaign that lifted Southern spirits, began Lee’s ascent to fame, and almost prompted European recognition of the Confederacy. “A thoroughly researched and well-written volume that will surely be the starting point for those interested in this particular campaign.” —Journal of American History “A welcome addition to scholarship that should be the standard work on its subject for some time to come.” —Journal of Military History “Plenty of good maps . . . help the reader follow the course of the campaign. . . . Burton does not neglect the role of the common soldiers . . . [and]provides thorough and reasonable analyses of the commanders on both sides.” —Georgia Historical Quarterly “A full and measured account marked by a clear narrative and an interesting strategy of alternating the testimony of generals with their grand plans and the foot soldiers who had to move, shoot, and communicate in the smokey underbrush.” —The Virginia Magazine

Red Badge of Courage [Illustrated Edition]

Red Badge of Courage [Illustrated Edition] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Crane
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1908902752
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Red Badge of Courage [Illustrated Edition] by Stephen Crane Summary

Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack – 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. Few novels written of the Civil War stand in such high regard as the Red Badge of Courage, the visceral, realistic and gripping story of Henry, a new recruit in the Union Army. Henry’s first taste of battle is brutal and horrifying as he fails at the first hurdle and baulks at the severity of combat and runs. After the realization of what he had done, he is driven to atone for his failure by facing his fears of the battle-line once again, hoping to receive a “Red Badge of Courage” as a mark of conquering his fears. A Classic, with many additional illustrations. Author — Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900. Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, D. Appleton and company, 1927. Original Page Count – xli and 266 pages.

Lincoln's Sanctuary

Lincoln's Sanctuary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew Pinsker
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198036692
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Lincoln's Sanctuary by Matthew Pinsker Summary

After the heartbreaking death of his son Willie, Abraham Lincoln and his family fled the gloom that hung over the White House, moving into a small cottage in Washington, D.C., on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home, a residence for disabled military veterans. In Lincoln's Sanctuary, historian Matthew Pinsker offers a fascinating portrait of Lincoln's stay in this cottage and tells the story of the president's remarkable growth as a national leader and a private man. Lincoln lived at the Soldiers' Home for a quarter of his presidency, and for nearly half of the critical year of 1862, but most Americans (including many scholars) have not heard of the place. Indeed, this is the first volume to specifically connect this early "summer White House" to key wartime developments, including the Emancipation Proclamation, the firing of McClellan, the evolution of Lincoln's "Father Abraham" image, the election of 1864, and the assassination conspiracy. Through a series of striking vignettes, the reader discovers a more accessible Lincoln, demonstrating what one visitor to the Soldiers' Home described as his remarkable "elasticity of spirits." At his secluded cottage, the president complained to his closest aides, recited poetry to his friends, reconnected with his wife and family, conducted secret meetings with his political enemies, and narrowly avoided assassination attempts. Perhaps most important, he forged key friendships that helped renew his flagging spirits. The cottage became a refuge from the pressures of the White House, a place of tranquility where Lincoln could refresh his mind. Based on research in rarely tapped sources, especially the letters and memoirs of people who lived or worked at the Soldiers' Home, Lincoln's Sanctuary offers the unexpected--a completely fresh view of Abraham Lincoln--through the window of a place that helped shape his presidency.

Lincoln’s Legacy of Leadership

Lincoln’s Legacy of Leadership Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. Goethals
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230104568
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Lincoln’s Legacy of Leadership by G. Goethals Summary

An in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln's leadership, both before and during his presidency. Lincoln led through times of confusion, war, and dissent. The set of chapters included in this volume are based on papers that constituted part of the 2008-2009 Jepson Leadership Forum at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John M. Hay,John G. Nicolay
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605206873
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Abraham Lincoln by John M. Hay,John G. Nicolay Summary

Considered one of the best treatments of the presidency of Abraham Lincoln of its time, this portrait of the man and his administration of the United States at the moment of its greatest upheaval is both intimate and scholarly. Written by two private secretaries to the president and first published in 1890, this astonishingly in-depth work is still praised today for its clear, easy-to-read style and vitality. This new replica edition features all the original illustrations. Volume Ten covers: [ Franklin and Nashville [ the Thirteenth Amendment [ the Hampton Roads conference [ the second inaugural [ Appomattox [ the fall of the rebel capital [ the capture of Jefferson Davis [ the assassination [ and much more. American journalist and statesman JOHN MILTON HAY (1838-1905) was only 22 when he became a private secretary to Lincoln. A former member of the Providence literary circle when he attended Brown University in the late 1850s, he may have been the real author of Lincoln's famous "Letter to Mrs. Bixby." After Lincoln's death, Hay later served as editor of the *New York Tribune* and as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom under President William McKinley. American author JOHN GEORGE NICOLAY (1832-1901) was born in Germany and emigrated to the U.S. as a child. Before serving as Lincoln's private secretary, he worked as a newspaper editor and later as assistant to the secretary of state of Illinois. He also wrote *Campaigns of the Civil War* (1881).

Memoirs Of The Confederate War For Independence [Illustrated Edition]

Memoirs Of The Confederate War For Independence [Illustrated Edition] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colonel Heros von Borcke
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1908902787
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Memoirs Of The Confederate War For Independence [Illustrated Edition] by Colonel Heros von Borcke Summary

Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack – 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. Coming all the way from Prussia, Colonel Heros von Borcke travelled further than many soldiers to join the Confederate cause, and was assigned to J.E.B. Stuart with whom he became firm friends. Stuart was to write of his giant Prussian companion in arms: “Capt. Heros von Borcke, a Prussian cavalry officer, who lately ran the blockade, assigned me by the honorable Secretary of War, joined in the charge of the First Squadron in gallant style, and subsequently, by his energy, skill, and activity, won the praise and admiration of all.” After much gallantry during the campaigns in Northern Virginia and Maryland, he was incapacitated early on during the Gettysburg campaign. Having recovered, he fought on at Stuart’s side until his commander’s death at the battle of Yellow Tavern. After the Civil War he retired back to his native lands in Germany where he flew the Confederate flag from the battlements. His memoirs of his adventures with the Confederate army are filled with exciting battle scenes, witty anecdotes of the personalities of the army and flavoured with an expert’s eye for military detail. Author — Colonel Heros von Borcke, 1835-1895. Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1867. Original Page Count – viii and 438 pages.

Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Hanning Speke
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556351917
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This classic book is Speke's firsthand account of his second expedition, an exciting blend of adventure, exploration, and geographic and ethnographic data. The book begins with the expedition's preparations, departure from London, and arrival at Zanzibar in 1859. They then undertake the hazardous march into the interior, encountering hostile tribes, dangerous animals, thieves, and other difficulties, arriving eventually at the palace of King Mtesa in Uganda. Speke paints a vivid portrait of life at the court of this willful and arbitrary ruler who had his subjects executed for the most trifling offenses. Eventually the party moved on, reached the Nile, and ascended the river to its source at Lake Victoria Nyanza. Speke marked the river's exit from the lake at a place he named Ripon Falls. After many further adventures, Speke and Grant arrived at Gondokoro where Speke found a letter informing him that he had been awarded a medal by the Royal Geographical Society for his original (1858) discovery of Lake Victoria Nyanza. While Speke's narrative offers a vivid account of the many hardships faced and overcome in the course of the journey, it also provides a wealth of information on African flora and fauna, indigenous peoples, local politics and customs, scenery, geology, and much more. Enhanced with a map and over 70 illustrations, the 'Journal' will appeal to any reader who enjoys firsthand accounts by the great explorers of adventures and accomplishments in far-off lands.

Reconfiguring the Union

Reconfiguring the Union Pdf/ePub eBook Author: I. Morgan,P. Davies
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 113733648X
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Reconfiguring the Union by I. Morgan,P. Davies Summary

From the perspective of the North, the Civil War began as a war to restore the Union and ended as a war to make a more perfect Union. The Civil War not only changed the moral meaning of the Union, it changed what the Union stood for in political, economic, and transnational terms. This volume examines the transformations the Civil War brought to the American Union as a politico-constitutional, social, and economic system. It explores how the war changed the meaning of the Union with regard to the supremacy of the federal government over the states, the right of secession, the rights of citizenship, and the political balance between the union's various sections. It further considers the effect of the war on international and transnational perceptions of the United States. Finally, it considers how historical memory has shaped the legacy of the Civil War in the last 150 years.


Helsinki Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil Kent
Editor: Interlink Publishing
ISBN: 162371060X
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Helsinki is one of the world's most northerly capitals, but it is by no means a city frozen in northern wastes. Situated along the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, magnificent lakes and forests reach into Helsinki's urban heart, a rare event in today's world of suburban sprawl. The city’s natural beauty, emphasized by parks and islands, is matched by an extraordinary cultural richness, the result of fruitful foreign influences and home-grown creativity. The Finnish capital offers a spectacular display of architecture and design: from the neoclassical magnificence imposed by a Russian Czar to the modernist chic of Nordic functionalism. Neil Kent explores the history and culture of the Daughter of the Baltic, a small fishing village that became a powerhouse of design and technology. Tracing its dramatic past of conflict and conflagration, he explores the evolution of a national, and urban, identity through architecture, art and writing. Through such differing cultural phenomena as saunas, railway stations and tango, he explains why Helsinki is a distinctive mix of tradition and innovation. • The city of architects and designers: Engel, Czar Alexander I and the creation of an imperial metropolis; Alvar Aaalto and the birth of the modern; functionalism and high-tech innovation. • The city of music and the arts: Sibelius, the national composer; conductors and performers; art galleries and installations; National Romanticism and the Nordic aesthetic. • The city of hospitality: Art Nouveau hotels and cafes; sauna culture; famous visitors and refugees: Lenin and Hitler; multicultural Helsinki and a history of migration.

Transforming Civil War Prisons

Transforming Civil War Prisons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul J. Springer,Glenn Robins
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135053308
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Transforming Civil War Prisons by Paul J. Springer,Glenn Robins Summary

During the Civil War, 410,000 people were held as prisoners of war on both sides. With resources strained by the unprecedented number of prisoners, conditions in overcrowded prison camps were dismal, and the death toll across Confederate and Union prisons reached 56,000 by the end of the war. In an attempt to improve prison conditions, President Lincoln issued General Orders 100, which would become the basis for future attempts to define the rights of prisoners, including the Geneva conventions. Meanwhile, stories of horrific prison experiences fueled political agendas on both sides, and would define the memory of the war, as each region worked aggressively to defend its prison record and to honor its own POWs. Robins and Springer examine the experience, culture, and politics of captivity, including war crimes, disease, and the use of former prison sites as locations of historical memory. Transforming Civil War Prisons introduces students to an underappreciated yet crucial aspect of waging war and shows how the legacy of Civil War prisons remains with us today.

The Sinking of the USS Cairo

The Sinking of the USS Cairo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John C. Wideman
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604736917
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In 1862, in one of the South's most amazing secret operations, a Confederate team, using newly invented explosive mines, blew up the USS Cairo, one of the Union's most feared ironclad gunboats. It sank within minutes. The USS Cairo is the only remaining vessel from the Union navy's river fleet. For 102 years, the ironclad rested deep in the mud of the Yazoo River. In 1964 it was rediscovered and salvaged. Now the USS Cairo is one of the premier exhibits at the Vicksburg National Military Park. This historic vessel, its entire cargo of weapons and personal effects, and its role in the war continue to spark the imagination of Civil War buffs and thousands of tourists. Here, for the first time, in a carefully documented study is the entire story of the Confederate Secret Service team that sank the USS Cairo. With family oral histories never before consulted and with newly examined documents from the National Archives, The Sinking of the USS Cairo disproves some previous theories and corrects factual errors found in earlier reports. It shows conclusively that the Cairo was not sunk by an electrically detonated mine but by a different method. Also, it identifies the members of the Confederate crew, whose names supposedly were lost to history. For the first time in a book about this river war, there are illustrations of all five gunboats that were engaged in this action. Told from the Confederate perspective for the first time, this refocused story of the Cairo is a significant addition to the history of the Confederate Secret Service, to the history of the operations around Vicksburg, and to the history of the war on the western frontier.

The Cormany Diaries

The Cormany Diaries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James C. Mohr
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822976323
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This unique pair of diaries offers an unforgettable account of the life of an average Northern family coping with the dangers and tensions of the Civil War. There were thousands like them, but few left such a clear and indelible record of their experiences. Rachel Cormany (nee Bowman) met Samuel Cormany at Otterbein University in Ohio. After her husband enlisted in a cavalry unit, she writes poignantly of her anxieties, poverty, and loneliness. Samuel, on the other hand, is ambitious in his military career, and tells enthusiastically about his engagements that include camp life, cavalry raids, army politics, and his battles with alcohol. Editor James C. Mohr has arranged the diaries so that the voices of husband and wife alternate, and his notes enlighten many of the issues relating to the diarists and their daily lives.

Journalism in the Fallen Confederacy

Journalism in the Fallen Confederacy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Debra Reddin van Tuyll
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137513314
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Journalism in the Fallen Confederacy by Debra Reddin van Tuyll Summary

During the American Civil War, several newspapers remained Confederate sympathizers despite their locations being occupied by Union troops. Examining these papers, the authors explore what methods of suppression occupiers used, how occupation influenced the editorial and business sides of the press, and how occupation impacted freedom of the press.

The Soldier Vote

The Soldier Vote Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald S. Inbody
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137519207
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The Soldier Vote by Donald S. Inbody Summary

The Soldier Vote tells the story of how Americans in the armed forces gained the right to vote while away from home. The ability for deployed military personnel to cast a ballot was difficult and often vociferously resisted by politicians of both political parties. While progress has been made, significant challenges remain. Using newly obtained data about the military voter, The Soldier Vote challenges some widely held views about the nature of the military vote and how service personnel vote.

The Spirit of Cinco De Mayo

The Spirit of Cinco De Mayo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathan Muncaster
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426940610
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The Spirit of Cinco De Mayo by Nathan Muncaster Summary

In the 1860s a turbulent and battered Mexico fought for its survival against a French invasion. For a moment in time, the world order as we know it today was in question. The nascent United States, an independent Mexico, Europe the worlds balance of power hung in the balance in a chaotic swirl of plots and intrigues.Yet from this struggle was born a deep national pride and sense of confidence as Mexico, too long a nation taken for granted, rose to the challenge and united in heroic resistance. Follow the action as the interests of Mexicans, Confederates, Unionists, French, and English collide. Emperors scheme and flail, soldiers fight and die, nations clash and in the vortex, one young boy follows his heart to defend his country and become a man.