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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


Shifting Loyalties: The Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina

Judkin Browning

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

In the spring of 1862, Union forces marched into neighboring Carteret and Craven Counties in southeastern North Carolina, marking the beginning of an occupation that would continue for the rest of ... 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


Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Steven J. Ramold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Union soldiers left home in 1861 with expectations that the conflict would be short, the purpose of the war was clear, and public support back home was universal. As the war continued, however, Union ... 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


Southern Belles and Brother Masons

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/9781469617770.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter presents postwar stories of the March from the perspective of white Southern civilians. White Southerners' stories of Sherman tend to fall into one of two camps: either accounts ... More


Not Everybody Mourned Lincoln's Death

Thomas P. Lowry

in The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory A Lincoln Forum Book

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232260
eISBN:
9780823240784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232260.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter shows that some citizens—including, surprisingly, a number of Union soldiers and sailors—were not saddened at all by President Lincoln's passing. In fact, many of them publicly expressed ... More


Labors of Love

in War Stories: Suffering and Sacrifice in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226108629
eISBN:
9780226108643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108643.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the contributions of volunteers in alleviating the wartime sufferings of Union soldiers. It highlights women volunteers' selfless devotion to soldiers and describes how they ... More


Introduction

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/9780814729199.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book examines the misunderstanding and ideological separation that arose between Union soldiers and the different civilian communities in the North during the Civil War. Union soldiers went to ... More


Honorable Scars

in War Stories: Suffering and Sacrifice in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226108629
eISBN:
9780226108643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108643.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the stories about Union amputees who served as the conflict's most evident and inspirational victims. It discusses the initiative launched by William Bourne to compile the ... More


Land-Development Politics and the American Civil War

Adam Wesley Dean

in An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter deals directly with the Civil War, exploring the secession crisis in California, wartime federal policy, and the beliefs of Union soldiers. Each of these episodes shows how Republican ... More


The Secret Soldiers’ Union: Labor and Soldier Politics in the Philippine Scout Mutiny of 1924

Christopher Capozzola

in Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871254
eISBN:
9781479822843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871254.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents the strike of Secret Soldiers' Union—a group of 380 Filipino soldiers and scouts—at Fort McKinley. The group protested disparities in wages between white and Filipino soldiers, ... More


Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso's Civil War

John R. Kelso

Christopher Grasso (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300210965
eISBN:
9780300227772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300210965.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book presents an edited edition of a Union soldier's remarkable memoir, offering a rare perspective on guerrilla warfare and on the larger meanings of the American Civil War. While tales of ... More


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