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Lee, Breckinridge, and Campbell: The Confederate Peacemakers of 1865

William C. Davis

in Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640761
eISBN:
9781469640785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640761.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In the late winter of 1865, the newly appointed Confederate Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge believed that the war was lost, reunion all but inevitable, and with Lee’s endorsement the ... More


Violent War, Violent Peace: October 1864—April 1865

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/9780813123899.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the final period of the American Civil War during the period from October 1864 to April 1865. The final battlefield was Saltville in Virginia. This chapter discusses the ... More


Final Preparations: 24-27 August 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the final preparations made by the Army of the Cumberland before crossing the Tennessee River, including William Rosecrans’s search for multiple crossing sites. It also ... More


Nativism Struggles: 1858–60

Marius M. Carriere Jr.

in The Know Nothings in Louisiana

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816849
eISBN:
9781496816887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816849.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 5 discusses how some Know Nothing felt the American party’s candidates’ inaction and the lethargy of the party’s leaders led to the party’s defeat in 1857. Some Know Nothings continued to ... More


Stones River

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg aggressively planned his confrontation with William S. Rosecrans’ Federal army in the Stones River campaign. He launched a surprise attack on the Federal right wing on December 31, 1862. The ... More


A Sense of Mission

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter twenty is an account of how Hodge returned from Europe a changed man. Full of confidence and new ideas, Hodge gave himself to educational reform and missions in the years immediately after ... More


Waiting for Lincoln: The Election of 1860

William L. Barney

in Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190076085
eISBN:
9780190076115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076085.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

The election of Abraham Lincoln, an antislavery Republican, was the catalyst secessionists had long sought for arousing Southern whites behind disunion. Southern radicals split the Democratic Party ... More


Rule or Ruin

Michael E. Woods

in Arguing until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656397
eISBN:
9781469656410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656397.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the 1860 presidential election and the final rupture of the antebellum Democratic Party. As Stephen Douglas and Jefferson Davis collided in a series of Senate debates over ... More


The Rebel Press, and Some Yankee Papers, Too

Berry Craig

in Kentucky's Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174594
eISBN:
9780813174846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174594.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Kentucky’s press reflected the deep division in the Bluegrass State in 1860–1861. Many communities had rival pro-Union and pro-Confederate papers. In Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city, the Democrat ... More


Elections: November–December 1860

Timothy B. Smith

in The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628460971
eISBN:
9781626740563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460971.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter traces the roots of Mississippi's secession from the Union at the 1860 presidential elections, where Abraham Lincoln, an advocate of anti-slavery, won the presidency. The Mississippians, ... More


Chattanooga

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Following his “victory” over his generals, Bragg’s defensive policy outside Chattanooga failed to deliver the city to Confederate control. In fact, Ulysses S. Grant arrived to mastermind a dramatic ... More


The Great Surrender

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0044
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Richmond has fallen; Jefferson Davis and his cabinet retreat to Greensboro by rail. Both Johnston and Sherman believe that more killing would be fruitless-the outcome of the war is inevitable. Davis ... More


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