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Military Necessity and Lincoln’s Concept of the 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/9780813124636.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses Lincoln's use of the emancipation weapon and the restrained response of the South to the First Confiscation Act, which was mentioned in the previous chapter. It also highlights ... More


The Union Army’s Struggle over the Limits of Confiscation in the West

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/9781469638867.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

From the beginning of the war to the summer of 1862, officers in the West adopted policies toward fugitive slaves that ranged from barring them altogether from their lines to aggressively liberating ... More


Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the lesser-known stories of the Civil War is the role played by escaped slaves in the Union blockade along the Atlantic coast. From the beginning of the war, many African American refugees ... More


“To Call on All the Blacks”

Jonathan A. Noyalas

in Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813066868
eISBN:
9780813067056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066868.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 3 closely examines the experiences of the Shenandoah Valley’s African Americans during the Civil War’s first year. Initially, enslaved people believed that Union general Robert Patterson’s ... More


Every Day’s Delay Weakens the Secessionists and Strengthens the Union: Secession Defeated, June–December 1861

Michael D. Robinson

in Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter covers the last half of 1861 and demonstrates how Unionists within the Border South managed to defeat the secessionists within their midst. This chapter emphasizes the movement away ... More


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