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Introduction: Crisis at Baltimore

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125695
eISBN:
9780813135380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125695.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

President Abraham Lincoln signed an order to General Winfield Scott. If the Maryland legislature voted “to arm their people against the United States,” Scott was “to adopt the most prompt, and ... More


Conclusion: “Government Should Not Act for Revenge”

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125695
eISBN:
9780813135380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125695.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the general policies Abraham Lincoln adopted toward enemy civilians. It also analyzes the possible reasons for his reluctance to widely disseminate these policies, and suggests ... More


“Property, both of Enemies and Friends, may be taken when needed”: Seizure and Destruction of Civilian Property

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125695
eISBN:
9780813135380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125695.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores President Abraham Lincoln's policies for their impact on Southern civilians, with Lincoln's evolving policies on enemy private property, including the practice of “devastating” ... More


Southern Belles and Brother Masons

Anne Sarah Rubin

in Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617770
eISBN:
9781469617794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617770.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter presents postwar stories of the March from the perspective of white Southern civilians. White Southerners' stories of Sherman tend to fall into one of two camps: either accounts ... More


“Allegiance and Protection Are and Must Be Reciprocal”: The Aftermath of War in Mississippi

Jarret Ruminski

in The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813961
eISBN:
9781496814005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813961.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The conclusion discusses Mississippi’s immediate postwar period from mid- to late 1865. In particular, it focuses on the Christmasrebellion of that year in order to demonstrate how white ... More


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