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Stephen Spalding’s Fourth of July in New Orleans

Michael Pierson

in Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226300177
eISBN:
9780226300344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Lt. Stephen Spalding of the 8th Vermont spent Independence Day, 1862, joyously careening through New Orleans. His day included lots of alcohol, at least one brothel, and a brawl that could have ... More


Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271818
eISBN:
9780823271863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271818.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book examines the development and application of character, a code of honor that motivated the gentleman class of the North during the Civil War Era. The “New Brahmins,” college-educated men who ... More


Abraham Lincoln, Manhood, and Nineteenth-Century American Political Culture

Michael Thomas Smith

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The struggle over interpreting Abraham Lincoln's image and character during his long political career reveals much about the contested terrain of appropriate male behavior in mid-nineteenth century ... More


To Act Like Men: Building Character in the New Brahmins

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

in Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271818
eISBN:
9780823271863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271818.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the development and New Brahmins’ understanding of the concept of northern honor or character. Colleges taught their young men to think independently, restrain their emotions, ... More


Brave Hearts and Stout Hands

Patrick A. Lewis

in For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160795
eISBN:
9780813165509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160795.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter narrates Buckner’s Civil War service from the summer of 1861 through the summer of 1862, including his first major combat experience at the battle of Shiloh. It mines Buckner’s ... More


On Sherman's Track

Anne Sarah Rubin

in Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617770
eISBN:
9781469617794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617770.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on travel and tourism along the path of the March, beginning with travelers in the immediate postwar years. It tells the story of Sherman's son, Father Tom Sherman, who sought to ... More


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