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“Christian Patriotism” in Flush: Political Preaching, Antiwar Dissent, and Summer Thanksgiving

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

After the war's second summer, the northern home front showed signs of unrest. Draft resistance, highly divisive state elections, and fears of Copperhead uprisings demonstrated the strength of ... More


“God Be Thanked the Nation and Humanity Were Saved”: Retribution against Traitors, the Reelection of Lincoln, and the Termination of War

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

By the middle of 1864, war weariness was causing many religious civilians to lose patience with northern Copperheads and southern Rebels. Calls for vengeance and retribution against traitors echoed ... More


“The Ranting of the Black-Hearted Villains”: Soldiers and the Anti-War Movement

Steven J. Ramold

in Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Union soldiers' opposition to the anti-war movement that emerged during the Civil War. It considers how Union soldiers came to despise those who espoused peace at any cost, ... More


Union Officers and the Intense Debate over Emancipation and Black Troops

Kristopher A. Teters

in Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469638867
eISBN:
9781469638881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638867.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

As Washington officials moved toward an emancipationist policy during the second half of 1862 and the beginning of 1863, Black soldiers and emancipation had both proved to be very divisive issues ... More


I Was Captured for the Last Time

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/9780813129891.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Captain Thomas H. Hines, Lieutenant John M. Porter, and eighty men from the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry were sent by John Hunt Morgan to the area between Brandenburg and Covington, Kentucky, because ... More


Connecticut Copperhead Constitutionalism: A Study of Peace Democratic Political Ideology During the Civil War

Matthew Warshauer

in Contested Loyalty: Debates over Patriotism in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279753
eISBN:
9780823281503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279753.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Matthew Warshauer examines the Democratic Peace Movement in Connecticut to explain partisan perspectives on national loyalty. Warshauer argues that the state’s anti-war Democrats consistently ... More


“We Are Setting the Terms Now”: Loyalty Rhetoric in Courtship

Julie A. Mujic

in Contested Loyalty: Debates over Patriotism in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279753
eISBN:
9780823281503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279753.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In this essay, Julie A. Mujicuses the private letters of two young lovers to examine the interplay between national and personal loyalties during the war. Married in 1865, the courting couple Gideon ... More


This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Andrew L. Slap and Michael Thomas Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

While most of the fighting took place in the South, the Civil War profoundly affected the North. As farm boys became soldiers and marched off to battle, social, economic and political changes ... More


The Political Culture of the North: Party Politics of Nation and State

Jennifer L. Weber

in The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060644
eISBN:
9780813050966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060644.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the context within which politicians (Republicans and Democrats) both in Washington and in the northern states operated and how they managed to keep the Union from splintering ... More


Copperheads in Connecticut: A Peace Movement That Imperiled the Union

Matthew Warshauer

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay argues that the two-party system so inflamed partisanship that wartime politics in Connecticut provide ample evidence to support Weber's position. It insists that the Democrats’ fierce and ... More


The Rebellion Still Refuses to Give Us Either Peace or Rest

Stephen D. Engle

in Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union's War Governors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629339
eISBN:
9781469629353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629339.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter opens the year 1864, and examines the changing nature of the war and the political culture. It explores the rise of the National Union party, Grant’s reassignment to the East, and his ... More


How a Conservative People Conducted a Long War

Adam I. P. Smith

in The Stormy Present: Conservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics, 1846-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633893
eISBN:
9781469633909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633893.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Had Richmond fallen in the spring of 1862, the Union might have been secured without emancipation and a majority of Northerners would have been entirely satisfied with that outcome, including Lincoln ... More


We Can No Longer Keep Silent

Zachery A. Fry

in A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654454
eISBN:
9781469654478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654454.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter details the army's collective proclamation of political sentiment in early 1863. Following the disaster at Fredericksburg and general frustration during the "emancipation winter," a ... More


Bitter Harvest: Emancipation and the Politics of Loyalty

Christopher Phillips

in The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780195187236
eISBN:
9780199378180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187236.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Among the political and ideological effects of the Emancipation Proclamation was a more deeply divided white population in the middle border states in 1862 and 1863, pitting white and black civilians ... More


Shadow Wars: The Crucible of Social Violence

Christopher Phillips

in The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780195187236
eISBN:
9780199378180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187236.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The intertwined strands of the “war within the war” after emancipation and the fall 1862 midterm elections developed into a civilian home-front war between 1863 and 1865. Interactions between the ... More


Battle Cries

Vincent DiGirolamo

in Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780195320251
eISBN:
9780190933258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320251.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Newsboys were among the few civilians who regularly crossed back and forth between home front and battlefront during the Civil War. They were at the battles of Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, ... More


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