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The Lee Marriage

Emory M. Thomas

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Robert E. Lee's decision to join the Confederacy was largely to avoid uncomfortable questioning from his friends, family, and fellow Southerners, but most especially from Mary Custis Lee. Robert Lee ... More


Jefferson Davis's Generals

Gabor S. Boritt (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard once wrote that “no people ever warred for independence with more relative advantages than the confederates.” If there was any doubt as to what Beauregard ... More


The Two Generals Who Resist Each Other: Perceptions of Grant and Lee in the Summer of 1864

Gary W. Gallagher

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/9781469625331.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Gary W. Gallagher’s opening essay focuses on Grant and Lee, who occupied singular positions in their respective nations. Both were compared to George Washington, a sure indication that fellow ... More


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


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

Gary W. Gallagher and Caroline E. Janney (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Between the end of May and the beginning of August 1864, Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant and Gen. R. E. Lee oversaw the transition between the Overland campaign—a remarkable saga of maneuvring, digging, and ... More


“To Comfort, To Counsel, To Cure”: Davis, Wives, and Generals

Lesley J. Gordon

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the wives and marriage of five prominent confederate leaders: Jefferson Davis, Joseph E. Johnston, Braxton Bragg, P. G. T. Beauregard, and Robert E. Lee. Considering these men ... More


Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Bruce Levine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147629
eISBN:
9780199788866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147629.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book offers an illuminating account of Major-General Patrick Cleburne's fascinating and politically charged idea — that “the most courageous of our slaves” be trained as soldiers and that “every ... 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 Spotsylvania Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

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

The Spotsylvania Campaign was a crucial period in the protracted confrontation between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee in spring 1864. Approaching the campaign from a variety of perspectives, the ... More


One of Lee's Best Men: The Civil War Letters of General William Dorsey Pender

William W. Hassler (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807848234
eISBN:
9781469602349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869758_hassler
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On the day that Lincoln was inaugurated in 1861, twenty-seven-year-old William Dorsey Pender, en route to the provisional Confederate capital in Montgomery, Alabama, hurriedly scribbled a note to his ... 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


The Net Result of the Campaign Was in Our Favor: Confederate Reaction to the MarylandCampaign

Gary W. Gallagher

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.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores Confederate reaction to the Maryland campaign. It suggests that the campaign can be viewed as the last act in a much larger watershed—one that witnessed the dramatic ... More


The Antietam Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

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

The Maryland campaign of September 1862 ranks among the most important military operations of the American Civil War. Crucial political, diplomatic, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee ... More


“Never Did Troops Fight Better Than Ours.”: Letters 91 through 104 Letters 91 through 104 May 1863 through June 1863

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from May to June 1863. These letters tell about the battle between the Union Army's Joe Hooker and the ... More


The Wilderness Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807823347
eISBN:
9781469602394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met in battle. The Wilderness campaign of May 5–6 initiated an epic ... More


Editors’ Introduction

Carol K. Bleser and Lesley J. Gordon

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a collection of twelve essays, each focusing on the marriage of a prominent Civil War commander and his wife. The marriages considered are those of five Confederate generals, the ... More


“Lee to the Rear,” the Texans Cried

Robert K. Krick

in The Wilderness Campaign

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807823347
eISBN:
9781469602394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The collapse of A. P. Hill's line in the early morning hours of May 6 set up an encounter between R. E. Lee and the Texas Brigade that quickly took on the aura of legend. This chapter draws on a ... More


A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter

Graham Dozier and Peter S. Carmichael (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618746
eISBN:
9781469618760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618746.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In May 1861, the prominent young Virginian Thomas Henry Carter raised an artillery battery and joined the Confederate army during the American Civil War. Over the next four years he rose steadily in ... 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


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


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