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“A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

James B. Griffin

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1861, James B. Griffin left Edgefield, South Carolina, and rode off to Virginia to take up duty with the Confederate Army. He was thirty-five years old, a wealthy planter, and the owner of ... More


“Without Counting the Cost”

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton

in “A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the wartime letters sent by James B. Griffin to his family during the American Civil War. Griffin was a wealthy plantation owner in ... More


The Kentucky Campaign, Pound Gap: July–October 1862

Brian D. McKnight

in Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123899
eISBN:
9780813134895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123899.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Confederate army's Kentucky campaign during the period from July to October 1862. This campaign proved to be another failure for Humphrey Marshall, even with Edward O. ... More


Informants

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

As the commander responsible for enforcing the Union blockade in the Potomac, Thomas Tingey Craven needed reliable information to identify persons who supported the rebellion and actively engaged in ... More


Faugh a Ballagh!: (Clear the Way!): The Irish in the Confederate Army

David T. Gleeson

in The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607566
eISBN:
9781469612508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607566.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the Irish Confederate soldier. Irish soldiers earned a reputation for bravery in the Confederate army as well as one for being difficult to manage. Their stories are filled ... More


An Aggressive Union Army: November 1862–February 1863

Brian D. McKnight

in Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123899
eISBN:
9780813134895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123899.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Union army's offensive in the Appalachian region during the period from November 1862 to February 1863. Samuel Carter launched a successful raid of East Tennessee that ... More


A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter

Graham Dozier and Peter S. Carmichael (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618746
eISBN:
9781469618760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618746.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In May 1861, the prominent young Virginian Thomas Henry Carter raised an artillery battery and joined the Confederate army during the American Civil War. Over the next four years he rose steadily in ... More


1861: 15 September—29 December 1861

Graham T. Dozier

in A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618746
eISBN:
9781469618760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618746.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter presents the letters written by Thomas Henry Carter, now a member of Confederate service, to his wife Susan between September 15 and December 29, 1861. In these letters, Carter narrates ... More


As Prisoners of War

George Washington Williams

in A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233854
eISBN:
9780823240807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

The capture and treatment of Negro soldiers by the enemy during the War of the Rebellion is a subject that demands dispassionate and judicial scrutiny. Whatever may be said of the gallantry of ... More


East Tennessee Rescued, Southwestern Virginia Harassed: October 1863–March 1864

Brian D. McKnight

in Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123899
eISBN:
9780813134895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123899.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the battle between Confederate and Union armies in East Tennessee and southwestern Virginia during the period from October 1863 to March 1864. During this period, East Tennessee ... More


Preface

John M. Porter

in One of Morgan’s Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129891
eISBN:
9780813135700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129891.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In this chapter, John M. Porter articulates how he attempted to provide an account of the narrative events beginning from the proceedings in 1861, the sanguinary period between 1861 and 1865, the ... More


Locking the Confederates into Virginia: December 1861–June 1862

Brian D. McKnight

in Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123899
eISBN:
9780813134895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123899.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Battle of Middle Creek, fought in eastern Kentucky on January 10, 1861. During this battle, the Union army was led by future president James A. Garfield, while the ... More


The Union Applies the Law of War

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Act of Justice: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124636
eISBN:
9780813134871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the Lincoln administration that slowly accepted the law of war, in response to specific needs and pressures that arose during the first year of the Civil War. It reveals that ... More


Impending Defeat: April—September 1864

Brian D. McKnight

in Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123899
eISBN:
9780813134895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123899.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the impending defeat of the Confederate army during the period from April to September 1864. Though the Confederacy had enjoyed a handful of convincing victories during the ... More


“The Delusions of Hope”: Louisiana, 1860–1863

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter follows Mary Edwards Bryan’s second period of residence in Louisiana and her attempted reconciliation with her husband Iredell Bryan. As civil war approaches the Red River region, Mary ... More


From Northern Virginia to the Peninsula: 8 January–1 May 1862

Graham T. Dozier

in A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618746
eISBN:
9781469618760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618746.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter presents the letters written by Thomas Henry Carter to his wife Susan between January 8 and May 1, 1862. In these letters, Carter talks about how and his men of the King William ... More


“Never Did Troops Fight Better Than Ours.”: Letters 91 through 104 Letters 91 through 104 May 1863 through June 1863

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from May to June 1863. These letters tell about the battle between the Union Army's Joe Hooker and the ... More


The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

David T. Gleeson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607566
eISBN:
9781469612508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607573_Gleeson
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy? This perplexing question is at the heart of this sweeping analysis of the Irish in ... More


You have Crowned Yourselves with Glory

John M. Porter

in One of Morgan’s Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129891
eISBN:
9780813135700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129891.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The elements of General Grant's Federal army which would soon be referred to as the “Army of Tennessee” were moved on troop transports from Paducah, Kentucky, to the Tennessee River and they were ... More


It was Literally a Leap in the Dark

John M. Porter

in One of Morgan’s Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129891
eISBN:
9780813135700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129891.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The strategy imposed by the trans-Appalachian west underwent dramatic changes during the period between John M. Porter's Fort Donelson capture, his release, and the time when he had reached the army ... More


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