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Repairing an Army: A Look at the New Troops in the Army of Northern Virginia in May and June 1864

Robert E. L. Krick

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Robert E. L. Krick’s essay surveys the assimilation of new troops into the Army of the Northern Virginia following the heavy losses sustained throughout May. The army had to be rebuilt on the move by ... More


Robert E. Lee, the Army of Northern Virginia, and Confederate Surrender

Joseph T. Glatthaar

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter employs the Army of Northern Virginia as a test case to study how soldiers lose faith in the favourable outcome of the war. Glatthaar examines the external and internal wartime strains ... More


Dirty, Ragged, and Ill-Provided For: Confederate Logistical Problems in the 1862 Maryland Campaign and Their Solutions

Keith S. Bohannon

in The Antietam Campaign

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807824818
eISBN:
9781469602417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835913_gallagher.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Confederate logistics in Maryland. It considers the full range of logistical problems Lee faced in the areas of ordnance, commissary, and quartermaster supply, and shows that ... More


Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia: A Statistical Portrait of the Troops Who Served under Robert E. Lee

Joseph T. Glatthaar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834923
eISBN:
9781469603056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877869_glatthaar
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This quantitative study provides a comprehensive narrative and statistical analysis of many key aspects of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Serving as a companion to the author's ... More


I Have to Make the Best of What I Have: Robert E. Lee at Spotsylvania

Gary W. Gallagher

in The Spotsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807824023
eISBN:
9781469604411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898376_gallagher.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter assesses Robert E. Lee's handling of problems relating to corps-level command in his army during the middle of May 1864. No period in the history of the Army of Northern Virginia ... More


We Don't Know What on Earth to Do with Him: William Nelson Pendleton and the Affair at Shepherdstown, September 19, 1862

Peter S. Carmichael

in The Antietam Campaign

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807824818
eISBN:
9781469602417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835913_gallagher.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Army of Northern Virginia suffered a near catastrophe on September 19, 1862, when Federals crossed the Potomac at Shepherdstown and threatened to seize the Confederate reserve artillery. Assigned ... More


The Trophies of Victory and the Relics of Defeat: Returning Home in the Spring of 1865

Peter S. Carmichael (ed.)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the war drew to a close in Virginia, veterans from both armies collected relics to validate their service to their respective causes. They gathered many different objects, such as tree branches, ... 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


We Were Not Paroled: The Surrenders of Lee’s Men beyond Appomattox Court House

Caroline E. Janney

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/9781469640761.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

Perhaps as much as one-third of the Army of Northern Virginia did not surrender at Appomattox. Some of the approximately 20,000 men absent from the surrender had dropped out of the ranks during the ... More


It Is Heart-Rending to Live Among Such Scenes

Kent Masterson Brown

in Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829219
eISBN:
9781469602943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869420_brown.18
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the Shenandoah Valley, which served not only as corridor for the evacuation of General Robert E. Lee's sick and wounded troops but also as a holding area for much of his vast ... More


Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Kent Masterson Brown, Esq.

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829219
eISBN:
9781469602943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869420_brown
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book presents a comprehensive history of the Army of Northern Virginia's retreat from Gettysburg in July 1863 at the height of the Civil War. It draws on previously untapped sources to chronicle ... More


The Army

Joseph T. Glatthaar

in Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia: A Statistical Portrait of the Troops Who Served under Robert E. Lee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834923
eISBN:
9781469603056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877869_glatthaar.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter begins by describing how the Army of Northern Virginia took some time to gain credence. Generals Joseph E. Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard had called the principal field command in ... More


From the Potomac to Pennsylvania

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg--The Second Day

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807817490
eISBN:
9781469603049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869734_pfanz.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes George G. Meade's appointment as commander of the Army of the Potomac on 28 June 1863. The fate of the nation was in his hands and could be decided in a single impending battle ... More


A Place Called Appomattox

William Marvel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book summarizes the era of the most intense debate over slavery, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction struggle, encapsulating it within the experience of one small Virginia Piedmont community, ... More


The Trophies of Victory and the Relics of Defeat

Gary W. Gallagher and T. Michael Parrish (eds)

in The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469643090
eISBN:
9781469643113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643090.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Civil War soldiers understood that what thy saved would help shape historical memories and influence public meanings for years to come. Civil War soldiers were always intrigued by the relics, but ... More


: Engineering War

Earl J. Hess

in Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829318
eISBN:
9781469611778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807829318.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the role of the Corps of Engineers in the Civil War, with emphasis on the construction of fortifications for the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia. It ... More


Take what is necessary for the army

Kent Masterson Brown

in Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829219
eISBN:
9781469602943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869420_brown.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the logistical problems that confronted General Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, when he contemplated a retreat to Virginia during the Battle of ... More


A Hard Road to Travel: The Impact of Continuous Operations on the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia in May 1864

Carol Reardon

in The Spotsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807824023
eISBN:
9781469604411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898376_gallagher.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter uses the concept of “military effectiveness” to search for insights into how men performed under stressful conditions. Employing a comparative framework, it explores such factors as ... More


Contrabands, “White Victories,” and the Ultimate Slave Hunt

David G. Smith

in On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823240326
eISBN:
9780823240364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240326.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines south central Pennsylvania's Civil War. At first, area Democrats hoped for a short war to restore the Union “as it was” – they labeled victories of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson ... More


Melting Fields of Snow

David Pedersen

in American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with the accounts of two authors, Francisco Gavidia and Manlio Argueta, who provided two dominant perspectives of El Salvador at the end of the 1970s. In particular, it explores ... More


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