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“The Rebels’ Last Device”: Theodore R. Davis and Faithful Representations of Black Soldiers during the Civil War

Niki Lefebvre

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the months following the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation, a commercially and politically advantageous ethos of authenticity induced the emergence of respectful representations of black ... More


Thomas F. Meagher, Patrick R. Guiney, and the Meaning of the Civil War for Irish America: The Questions of Nationalism, Citizenship, and Human Rights

Christian G. Samito

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay examines how two Irish-born intellectuals and high-ranking Union officers considered and helped shape several threads within the transformation of American nationalism that took place ... More


You Are There: Edward R. Murrow and the Proximity Effect

Jeff Porter

in Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, nearly all of America was listening to the voice of Edward R. Murrow, which seemed to be right there in the living room. Chapter four shows how Murrow’s keen ... More


Hardee versus Newton

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634197
eISBN:
9781469634210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634197.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

William J. Hardee's Corps attacked along the Buck Head and Atlanta Road at about 3 p.m., July 20, with about 15,000 troops. The only force standing in the war was John Newton's division of the Fourth ... More


Soften the Heart

William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess

in Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807820421
eISBN:
9781469603063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869765_shea.14
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes events on the evening of March 7–8. The Army of the Southwest began the campaign without a proper supply of medical stores, and Federal surgeons were desperately short of ... More


Price's Running Stand

William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess

in Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807820421
eISBN:
9781469603063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869765_shea.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the third and final effort to secure Missouri for the Union. In the early morning of February 10, 1862 the Army of the Southwest set out for Springfield, with Brig. Gen Samuel ... More


The Hunter and the Hunted

William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess

in Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807820421
eISBN:
9781469603063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869765_shea.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the Army of the Southwest's hunt for rebels. Brig. Gen Samuel R. Curtis faced a strategic dilemma that resulted from his success in clearing the rebels out of southwestern ... More


Perseverance besidea Tavern

William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess

in Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807820421
eISBN:
9781469603063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869765_shea.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the Confederates' assault on Elkhorn Tavern. The Confederates attacked and overwhelmed the outnumbered defenders, enabling Price's division to gain the high ground at last. ... More


Cutler's Cock Fight

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg—The First Day

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826249
eISBN:
9781469603018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898406_pfanz.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the Union infantry's debut into the conflict at Gettysburg, which was marked by fire exchanged between the brigades of Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler and Brig. Gen. Joseph R. ... More


The Railroad Cut

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg—The First Day

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826249
eISBN:
9781469603018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898406_pfanz.14
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes a battle at the railroad cut, in particular the role of Lt. Col. Rufus R. Dawes and his 6th Wisconsin Regiment. As they approached Seminary Ridge, Lt. Gilbert M. Woodward ... More


Retreat through the Town

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg—The First Day

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826249
eISBN:
9781469603018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898406_pfanz.28
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the retreat of Union forces through the town of Gettysburg. The 6th Wisconsin Regiment left Seminary Ridge and retreated in line of battle and with colors flying to the college ... More


Death and Aftermath

George G. Kundahl

in The Bravest of the Brave: The Correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramseur

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833735
eISBN:
9781469604022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895702_kundahl.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter tells the final part of the story of the life of Stephen Dodson Ramseur finishing with his death and the events of the immediate aftermath of his death. The chapter describes Ramseur's ... More


Prologue: This has been a sad day for us

Kent Masterson Brown

in Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829219
eISBN:
9781469602943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869420_brown.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This Prologue describes the events that led General Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, to decide to withdraw his troops during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, at ... More


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