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Merchants and Their Families in the Confederacy, 1861–1863

Frank J. Byrne

in Becoming Bourgeois: Merchant Culture in the South, 1820-1865

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124049
eISBN:
9780813134857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124049.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the condition of merchants and their families in the Confederate South during the period from 1861 to 1863. It explains that the effect of the American Civil War on the southern ... More


The Lee Marriage

Emory M. Thomas

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Robert E. Lee's decision to join the Confederacy was largely to avoid uncomfortable questioning from his friends, family, and fellow Southerners, but most especially from Mary Custis Lee. Robert Lee ... More


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