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”The Sky of Our Political Horizon”: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

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/9780814729199.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the divide between Union soldiers and Northern civilians over Abraham Lincoln's reelection bid in 1864. It first compares the Union soldiers' perspectives with those of ... More


“The Ranting of the Black-Hearted Villains”: Soldiers and the Anti-War Movement

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/9780814729199.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Union soldiers' opposition to the anti-war movement that emerged during the Civil War. It considers how Union soldiers came to despise those who espoused peace at any cost, ... 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


“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


The Beginning of Military Occupation

Judkin Browning

in Shifting Loyalties: The Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834688
eISBN:
9781469603377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877722_browning.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter illustrates the excitement and dread felt by the town when news came out that Union soldiers had disembarked from ships on the Neuse River about ten miles south of New Bern. The ... More


“It cant be cald stealin’”: Customary Law among Civil War Soldiers

Thomas C. Mackey

in Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the cognitive dissonance that Civil War soldiers experienced as they left their ordinary lives, suffused with customary common-law understandings of property, and entered the ... More


“A Sin to Join the Army”: The Debate over Conscription

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/9780814729199.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how conscription became a debatable issue between Union soldiers and Northern civilians during the Civil War. A large number of Union soldiers entered the service under the ... More


“A Land of All Men and No Women”: Soldiers and the Gender Divide

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/9780814729199.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the gender divide that existed between Union soldiers and Northern women during the Civil War. It argues that the antagonism that arose between the Union Army and civilians ... More


Epilogue

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/9780814729199.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book concludes by focusing on the end of antagonism between Union soldiers and Northern civilians that arose during the Civil War. The differences in opinion between the soldiers of the Union ... More


Families of the Soldiers during the War

Richard M. Reid

in Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831748
eISBN:
9781469602264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837276_reid.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes enlistment, for many African Americans, as a time fraught with worries about the families, friends, and dependents they were leaving behind to an uncertain fate. As black Union ... More


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