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In the Purple Gloom

Glenn W. LaFantasie

in Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331318
eISBN:
9780199851515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331318.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the gloomy and distressed condition of William C. Oates on July 3, 1863. The failed assault of Confederate troops against the Union left Oates with many losses. This defeat was ... More


Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia

Caroline E. Janney (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640761
eISBN:
9781469640785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640761.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The last days of fighting in the Civil War's eastern theater have been wrapped in mythology since the moment of Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House. War veterans and generations of ... More


A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

George Washington Williams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233854
eISBN:
9780823240807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book (originally published in 1887) remains a classic text in African American literature and Civil War history. In it, George Washington Williams, who served in the U. S. Colored Troops, tells ... More


The Devil Himself Could Not Have Checked Them: Fighting with Black Soldiers at the Crater

Kevin M. Levin

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/9781469625331.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Confederates resented the Union’s deployment of black soldiers in combat at Petersburg, using their presence to rally additional support for the Confederacy. Kevin M. Levin’s essay touches briefly on ... More


Eastern Approaches and Western Reproaches: Finland's Continuation War and the Collapse of Germany, June 1941–May 1945

John Gilmour

in Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627462
eISBN:
9780748671274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627462.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

It would be natural to assume that Sweden was entirely focused on its relations with Nazi Germany during the years following the invasion of Scandinavia by the Germans. Yet the Swedish leadership was ... More


The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Philip Gerard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

To understand the long march of events in North Carolina from secession to surrender is to understand the entire Civil War-a personal war waged by Confederates and Unionists, free blacks and the ... More


A Call to Duty: The Selective Service Act of 1940

Julian M. Pleasants (ed.)

in Home Front: North Carolina during World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054254
eISBN:
9780813053028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054254.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The American Army was in woeful shape in 1940 and needed an instant infusion of troops. The Training and Selective Service Act of 1940 established the process where American men would be registered ... More


Sowing the Wind and Reaping the Whirlwind: Abraham Lincoln as a War President

Gregory J. W. Urwin

in Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243440
eISBN:
9780823243488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243440.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter by Gregory J. W. Urwin challenges popular ideas of Lincoln as a natural and brilliant military strategist and war president, instead showing that Lincoln developed slowly and erratically ... More


A Very Hazardous Course

William J. Rust

in So Much to Lose: John F. Kennedy and American Policy in Laos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144764
eISBN:
9780813145457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144764.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

In the first large-scale fighting since the previous year's ceasefire agreement, Pathet Lao and North Vietnamese troops routed Royal Lao forces at Nam Tha in May 1962. Kennedy, concluding that the ... More


Something in the air: the rise of the Troops Out Movement

Aly Renwick

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, engagements, legacies and memories

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096310
eISBN:
9781526120809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096310.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

An inspiration for the many student’ protests and workers’ industrial struggles of the 1960s came from the black civil rights struggle in America and the worldwide opposition to the US war in ... More


Re-Ordered Spaces

Robert Cassanello

in To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044194
eISBN:
9780813046495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044194.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Civil War created conditions in Jacksonville where public spaces in the city were more democratized for black residents. At the same time, the U.S. military emerged as a mediator between citizens ... More


Racial and Ethnic Relations during Reconstruction

Jeff Strickland

in Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War-Era Charleston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060798
eISBN:
9780813050867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060798.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Racial and ethnic relations between African Americans, German and Irish immigrants, and white Southerners revealed cooperation and conflict during Reconstruction. White army enlisted men expressed ... More


Envisioning the Unthinkable: History, Agency, and the Haitian Revolution

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates Edward Rushton’s poetic homage to the revolutionary uprisings in the Caribbean, i.e. the ballad ‘Toussaint to His Troops’ (1802?). It is argued that the poem anticipates C. ... More


The Meeting

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the final 24 hours of its retreat, The Army of Northern Virginia enters Appomattox County and turns westward one last time on the old stage road. Lee holds his final council of war the night of ... More


My Best Achievement: June 15, 1864

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter provides a detailed account of military events on June 15, 1864 east of Petersburg. Elements of the Army of the James skirmished with Confederate forces in the morning at Baylor’s Farm, ... More


I Have Accomplished One of the Great Things of This War: Construction of the Mine and First Deep Bottom

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

During the lull in the fighting after the Second Petersburg Offensive, the 48th Pennsylvania began building a mine shaft ending underneath a major Confederate fort. The Pennsylvanians completed their ... More


This Day Was the Jubilee of Fiends in Human Shape, and without Souls: The Union Attacks on July 30

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

The Battle of the Crater remains the best-known episode of the entire Petersburg Campaign. This chapter describes the Union attacks at this engagement, beginning with the explosion of their mine that ... More


A Perfect Hell of Blood: The Confederates Regain the Crater

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter follows the fighting at the Battle of the Crater from the commencement of the Confederate counterattacks through the end of the engagement. Once the Union assaults had run their course ... More


The Last Hour of the Slaveholders’ Rebellion: African American Discourse on Lee’s Surrender

Elizabeth R. Varon

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/9781469640761.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

The essay elucidates how that belief took shape in the moment of Union victory, and the myriad ways it found expression in the postwar era. Varon demonstrates that the enshrinement of Appomattox as a ... More


In Your Hands That Musket Means Liberty: African American Soldiers and the Battle of Olustee

J. Matthew Gallman

in Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832752
eISBN:
9781469605838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898444_waugh.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on three regiments of black soldiers serving in Florida. Using the battle of Olustee, fought on February 20, 1864, as a point of departure, it highlights the various experiences ... More


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