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The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans and the Fight for Freedom

Glenn David Brasher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835449
eISBN:
9781469601847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882528_brasher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the Peninsula Campaign of spring 1862, Union general George B. Mc-Clellan failed in his plan to capture the Confederate capital and bring a quick end to the conflict. But the campaign saw ... More


Introduction An Evening On Malvern Hill

Glenn David Brasher

in The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans and the Fight for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835449
eISBN:
9781469601847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882528_brasher.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In this introduction, the author narrates how Malvern Hill played a role in providing a strong defensive position during the Peninsula Campaign. He also brings slavery into the discussion of the ... More


A Higher Destiny July 1862

Glenn David Brasher

in The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans and the Fight for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835449
eISBN:
9781469601847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882528_brasher.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the prevalent opinions after the failed campaign of the Army of the Potomac. As they reflected on the failed campaign, Northerners would come to agree with that the ... More


“A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

James B. Griffin

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1861, James B. Griffin left Edgefield, South Carolina, and rode off to Virginia to take up duty with the Confederate Army. He was thirty-five years old, a wealthy planter, and the owner of ... More


The Best Informed Residents in Virginia December 1861–April 1862

Glenn David Brasher

in The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans and the Fight for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835449
eISBN:
9781469601847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882528_brasher.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses how members of Virginia's African American community helped shape the future direction of the Peninsula Campaign and the war. African Americans became an important source of ... More


The Duty of the Governors to Save the Country’s Cause

Stephen D. Engle

in Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union's War Governors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629339
eISBN:
9781469629353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629339.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the role governors played in pressing Lincoln to accept more expansive war aims, including the emancipation of southern slaves. It also examines the impact the Militia Act, and ... More


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