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Contraband Sailors

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Soon after the fall of Fort Sumter, the Navy Department realized that the fleet's rapid wartime expansion would require thousands of sailors, and it sent navy recruiters out to recruiting stations, ... More


Joint Army-Navy Operations

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Enforcing a blockade of the southern coast constituted the Union Navy's principal Civil War mission, but federal gunboats and other vessels frequently supported Union Army operations by providing ... More


“All Manner of Schemes and Rascalities”: The Politics of Promotion in the Union Army

Timothy J. Orr

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/9780823245680.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay will examine how northern partisanship tainted the promotion of Union officers and how these detrimental effects on partisan politics challenge the reigning paradigm that the North's ... More


Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past

Dora L. Costa (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116181
eISBN:
9780226116198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116198.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The twentieth century saw significant increases in both life expectancy and retirement rates—changes that have had dramatic impacts on nearly every aspect of society and the economy. Forecasting ... More


“Such a Dirty Set of Creatures”: The Divide between Union Soldiers and Civilians

Steven J. Ramold

in Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the divide that existed between Union soldiers and civilians in the North during the Civil War. It argues that the separation between soldier and civilian was caused by the ... More


The Health of Older Men in the Past

Dora L. Costa (ed.)

in Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132310
eISBN:
9780226132327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132327.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter, which deals with the long-term improvements in health and longevity, explores heart conditions, musculoskeletal problems, and loss of cognitive functioning. The data used are drawn from ... More


“Remember Me Kindly to All Friends.”: Letters 105 through 113 Letters 105 through 113 July 1863 through September 1863

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from July to September 1863. Tally's last letter was written from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on June 28 as ... More


“Never Did Troops Fight Better Than Ours.”: Letters 91 through 104 Letters 91 through 104 May 1863 through June 1863

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from May to June 1863. These letters tell about the battle between the Union Army's Joe Hooker and the ... More


“It Is My Mournful Duty to Communicate to You …”: Letters 114 through 120 Letters 114 through 120 September 1863 through October 1863

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents wartime letters from Tally Simpson's friends and officers addressed to his family in South Carolina dated from September to October 1863. These letters tell about the death of ... More


“This Is an Abolition War”: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Purpose of the War

Steven J. Ramold

in Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how race and the purpose of the Civil War became debatable issues between the Union Army and Northern civilians. The Civil War was touted as “abolition war,” with the goal of ... More


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