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Civil War America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Thirteen documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the experiences of conscientious objectors in America in the Civil War. This war presented many pacifists, especially in the ... More


AFTERWORD

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This short afterword features a vignette concerning a joint Union and Confederate veterans' reunion held in Knoxville in the fall of 1890, using the episode as a springboard for reviewing the book's ... More


A Brave and Gallant Fellow

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

After the Battle of Chickamauga, the battle for Chattanooga began. After being dazed and demoralized, the Army of Cumberland straggled back to Chattanooga on the night of September 20, 1863, with ... More


I Respectfully Decline the Appointment

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During the time Bierce was away from the front recovering from the wound he obtained, much changed. Most remarkable was the capture of Atlanta by William Tecumseh Sherman. On the other hand, the ... More


Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia

Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831588
eISBN:
9781469605203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887653_sheehan-dean
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book is a study of the experience of Virginia soldiers and their families in the Civil War. It aims to capture the inner world of the rank-and-file. Utilizing new statistical evidence and ... More


Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602110
eISBN:
9781469608372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469602127_Hess
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

While fighting his way toward Atlanta, William T. Sherman encountered his biggest roadblock at Kennesaw Mountain, where Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee held a heavily fortified position. The ... More


A Victory Spoiled: West Tennessee Unionists during Reconstruction

Derek W. Frisby

in The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232024
eISBN:
9780823240494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232024.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Civil War was easily the most violent war in U.S. history, and this chapter examines the quasi-organized violence in West Tennessee after Lee's surrender. When former ... More


“The Rebel Spirit in Kentuck”: The Politics of Readjustment in a Border State, 1865–1868

Anne E. Marshall

in The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232024
eISBN:
9780823240494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232024.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter on Kentucky underscores how postwar violence extended to politics. Former antagonists on the battlefield would come together at the polls, making the politics of ... More


Rebels In War and Peace: Their Ethos and Its Impact

Jason K. Phillips

in The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232024
eISBN:
9780823240494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232024.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter considers the following questions: First, why did some Confederates need “so much cumulative evidence” before they admitted defeat? In other words, how did ... More


Reconstructing Loyalty: Love, Fear, and Power In the Postwar South

Carole Emberton

in The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232024
eISBN:
9780823240494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232024.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on loyalty, which is identified as “a primary organizing principle” for the South. For too long, its meaning has been confined to Union patriotism. By ... More


Union Combined Operations on the Texas Coast, 1863–64

John P. Fisher

in Union Combined Operations in the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232864
eISBN:
9780823240777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232864.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Abraham Lincoln's announcement of a blockade of the Southern coast on April 19, 1861, inaugurated the strategy, derisively labeled the “Anaconda Plan” by its critics, to seal off the rebels from the ... More


Conclusion

Timothy B. Smith

in Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734294
eISBN:
9781621035411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734294.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions. The end of the Civil War left Mississippi a defeated, broken, and traumatized state. The defeat came from both outward and inward forces. Outside ... More


Journey to the Continent

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0039
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author describes the geography of Europe, its subdivisions into kingdoms, and the nature of the different governments. He also comments on the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon Buonaparte, ... More


Commonwealth

David Brown

in Empire and Enterprise: Money, Power and the Adventurers for Irish Land during the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526131997
eISBN:
9781526152107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526132000.00012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Adventurers for Irish land applied their English war profits to colonial development and commandeered England’s great trading companies, the East India Company, Levant Company and Fellowship of ... More


Epilogue Making Sense of Pickett's Charge

Earl J. Hess

in Pickett's Charge—The Last Attack at Gettysburg

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826485
eISBN:
9781469603001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898390_hess.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter takes another look at the preparations for Pickett's Charge in order to address two questions: Was Pickett's Charge the high-water mark of the Confederacy, the turning point of the war? ... More


Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Mark L Bradley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125077
eISBN:
9780813135120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Though the Civil War ended in April 1865, the conflict between Unionists and Confederates continued. The bitterness and rancor resulting from the collapse of the Confederacy spurred an ongoing cycle ... More


The Last Attack at Gettysburg

Earl J. Hess

in Pickett's Charge—The Last Attack at Gettysburg

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826485
eISBN:
9781469603001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898390_hess.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes events on the morning of July 3, 1863. Lt. Gen. Robert E. Lee outlined to Gen. James Longstreet his plan for the entire First Corps to strike the south end of Cemetery Ridge in ... More


From Aliens to Confederates: Catholics in the South, 1845–1865

James M. Woods

in A History of the Catholic Church in the American South, 1513–1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035321
eISBN:
9780813039046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035321.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Two episodes in the career of Fr. Jeremiah O'Neill illustrate the progression of feelings regarding the Irish in Savannah and much of the South. At first regarded as dangerous aliens, welcomed only ... More


“With the Law of War in Time of War”: Applying International Law to a Civil War

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125695
eISBN:
9780813135380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125695.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

At the beginning of the Civil War, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln had diametrically opposed views on the nature of the conflict and the laws that should apply to the conduct of hostilities and ... More


The Last Attacks

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg-Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807821183
eISBN:
9781469602998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869741_pfanz.21
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the Confederates' efforts to seize Culp's Hill. Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson had sent his brigades forward twice and they had been repulsed. He now ordered a third attack, with ... More


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