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Introduction: An Unfinished War

G. Ward Hubbs

in The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232024
eISBN:
9780823240494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232024.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter briefly considers the question of why, given the collapse of the Confederate government and the defeat of its armies—as well as the opinions of the ... More


A Place Called Appomattox

William Marvel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book summarizes the era of the most intense debate over slavery, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction struggle, encapsulating it within the experience of one small Virginia Piedmont community, ... More


The Army of the James (1865)

George Washington Williams

in A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233854
eISBN:
9780823240807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

During the winter of 1864–1865, twenty-five regiments of Negro troops were concentrated on the James River, confronting the Confederate capital. The reputation won by Negro troops was respected in ... More


Mackenzie, Lord, and Dearing at Appomattox

Brian R. McEnany

in For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.003.0017
Subject:
History, Military History

Mackenzie is promoted to brigadier general, US Volunteers, in January 1865 and given command of the cavalry division of the Army of the James. It is attached to Sheridan’s cavalry command just before ... More


The Railroad

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

As Clover Hill grows from a stage stop into a hamlet surrounding a county seat, an emancipated slave named Charles Diuguid establishes his blacksmith shop in the village. Samuel McDearmon attempts to ... More


The Resurrection

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Ladies Memorial Association of Appomattox memorializes the Confederate dead, lobbying for their interment and decorating their graves in the Memorial Day tradition. The Freedmen's Bureau ... More


Richmond, Petersburg, and Peace

Harry S. Laver

in A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136776
eISBN:
9780813141282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136776.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter recounts the siege of Richmond and Petersburg, as well as Grant's orchestration of the wider war effort, including Sherman's Georgia campaign. Throughout the long siege, Grant ... More


The Wilderness Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807823347
eISBN:
9781469602394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met in battle. The Wilderness campaign of May 5–6 initiated an epic ... More


Covered with Glory: The 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg

Rod Gragg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807871409
eISBN:
9781469604312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898383_gragg
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The battle of Gettysburg was the largest engagement of the Civil War, and—with more than 51,000 casualties—also the deadliest. The highest regimental casualty rate at Gettysburg, an estimated 85 ... More


The Tavern

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The administrative formation of Appomattox County from four surrounding counties initiates speculative competition among visiting entrepreneurs and owners of property for profits in the development ... More


The Meeting

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the final 24 hours of its retreat, The Army of Northern Virginia enters Appomattox County and turns westward one last time on the old stage road. Lee holds his final council of war the night of ... More


The Parade

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Surrounded by Union forces, the remnants of the infantry divisions in the Army of Northern Virginia camp for three nights near Appomattox Court House, awaiting the formal surrender of their arms on ... More


Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Repeats Appomattox

Stephen Cushman and Gary W. Gallagher

in Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618777
eISBN:
9781469618791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618791.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's Civil War writings and his experience at the surrender ceremony at Appomattox. It describes his position relative to the surrendering southerners ... More


Slaves and the Great Deliverer: Freedom and Friendship behind Union Lines

Gregory P. Downs

in Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834442
eISBN:
9781469603407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877760_downs.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the events after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. A “dispatch boat, with drooping flag shrouded in mourning” carried the news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination to the ... More


Patriotic Ladies of the South: Virginia Women in the Confederacy

Caroline E. Janney

in Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831762
eISBN:
9781469602226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882702_janney.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the deep loyalty of the Commonwealth's women to the Confederate nation, which had profound implications for individual Virginia women as well as for their organizations and ... More


A Fitting Work: The Origins of Virginia's Ladies' Memorial Associations, 1865–1866

Caroline E. Janney

in Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831762
eISBN:
9781469602226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882702_janney.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the seventy Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) established by white southern women from Virginia to Alabama within a year after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. These ... More


A Rather Hardheaded Set: Challenges for the Ladies' Memorial Associations, 1870–1883

Caroline E. Janney

in Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831762
eISBN:
9781469602226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882702_janney.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how Robert E. Lee's death brought a deep wave of mourning throughout the city of Richmond, not experienced since the surrender at Appomattox five years earlier. Lee's death ... More


North Carolinian Ambivalence: Rethinking Loyalty and Disaffection in the Civil War Piedmont

David Brown

in North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832226
eISBN:
9781469601649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837269_escott.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the issue of southern loyalty during the American Civil War, which has been a recurrent staple for nineteenth-century historians since Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. ... More


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