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A House Divided: Dr. Bellamy’s Mansion

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On the eve of war, Dr. John D. Bellamy of Wilmington-one of the wealthiest slave owners in the South-throws a torchlight parade to celebrate secession. He builds a Greek Revival mansion, the grandest ... More


Dying to Be Free: The Unexpected Medical Crises of War and Emancipation

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the process of emancipation in the United States, with particular emphasis on factors that led to high mortality rates and epidemic outbreaks. These factors include ... More


Reconstructing an Epidemic: Smallpox among Former Slaves, 1862–1868

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the smallpox epidemic, the most devastating medical crisis that erupted throughout the South after the Civil War, and how it claimed the lives of thousands of freed slaves ... More


Epilogue: Illness and Suffering: Unintended Consequences of Federal Reconstruction in the South and West

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This epilogue follows officials of the Freedmen’s Bureau on their journey from the Reconstruction South to the West, focusing on their efforts, and those of former abolitionists and military ... More


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