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Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War

Kristopher A. Teters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469638867
eISBN:
9781469638881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638867.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the first fifteen months of the Civil War, the policies and attitudes of Union officers toward emancipation in the western theater were, at best, inconsistent and fraught with internal ... More


Contraband Sailors

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Soon after the fall of Fort Sumter, the Navy Department realized that the fleet's rapid wartime expansion would require thousands of sailors, and it sent navy recruiters out to recruiting stations, ... More


Joint Army-Navy Operations

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Enforcing a blockade of the southern coast constituted the Union Navy's principal Civil War mission, but federal gunboats and other vessels frequently supported Union Army operations by providing ... More


“Such a Dirty Set of Creatures”: The Divide between Union Soldiers and Civilians

Steven J. Ramold

in Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the divide that existed between Union soldiers and civilians in the North during the Civil War. It argues that the separation between soldier and civilian was caused by the ... More


“All Manner of Schemes and Rascalities”: The Politics of Promotion in the Union Army

Timothy J. Orr

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay will examine how northern partisanship tainted the promotion of Union officers and how these detrimental effects on partisan politics challenge the reigning paradigm that the North's ... More


“The Delusions of Hope”: Louisiana, 1860–1863

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter follows Mary Edwards Bryan’s second period of residence in Louisiana and her attempted reconciliation with her husband Iredell Bryan. As civil war approaches the Red River region, Mary ... More


How Transformative Was the Civil War?

Kristopher A. Teters

in Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469638867
eISBN:
9781469638881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638867.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The process of emancipation played out in a more comprehensive way in the western theater than in the eastern. Western officers were forced to deal with huge numbers of slaves across a vast region ... More


“Remember Me Kindly to All Friends.”: Letters 105 through 113 Letters 105 through 113 July 1863 through September 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/9780195086645.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from July to September 1863. Tally's last letter was written from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on June 28 as ... More


“This Is an Abolition War”: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Purpose of the War

Steven J. Ramold

in Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how race and the purpose of the Civil War became debatable issues between the Union Army and Northern civilians. The Civil War was touted as “abolition war,” with the goal of ... More


East Tennessee Rescued, Southwestern Virginia Harassed: October 1863–March 1864

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/9780813123899.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the battle between Confederate and Union armies in East Tennessee and southwestern Virginia during the period from October 1863 to March 1864. During this period, East Tennessee ... More


Introduction: The Contested Terms of Manhood

Lorien Foote

in The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727904
eISBN:
9780814728581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727904.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. It examines manhood in the north as it played out in the specific context of the Union army. It attempts to recover the place ... More


“A Good Moral Regiment”: Conduct Unbecoming a Gentleman

Lorien Foote

in The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727904
eISBN:
9780814728581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727904.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses northern soldiers' conceptions of manhood and what it meant to be a gentleman. For them, manhood was centered on moral character and domestic values. They expected other men to ... More


“The Thick-Fingered Clowns”: Social Status and Discipline

Lorien Foote

in The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727904
eISBN:
9780814728581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727904.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how Civil War officers governed the rank and file. It demonstrates a clear pattern of interactions between officers and privates that began in a very small number of regiments ... More


Vicksburg: More Union Failures

Michael B. Ballard

in The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738421
eISBN:
9781604738438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the Union campaign to capture Vicksburg. It details Grant’s strategy; the Holly Springs debacle that forced Grant to retreat north toward Tennessee; and the battle of Chicksaw ... 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


I Feel Impelled to Pause

Patrick A. Lewis

in For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160795
eISBN:
9780813165509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160795.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter covers the process of emancipation in Kentucky, which eventually led to Buckner’s resignation from the Union army in April 1863. It uses the protests from Buckner and other Kentucky ... More


Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past

Dora L. Costa (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116181
eISBN:
9780226116198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116198.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The twentieth century saw significant increases in both life expectancy and retirement rates—changes that have had dramatic impacts on nearly every aspect of society and the economy. Forecasting ... More


Corinth: The Siege That Was Not

Michael B. Ballard

in The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738421
eISBN:
9781604738438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes events involving the small town of Corinth, which was originally known as Cross City because the railroads, the west-to-east Memphis & Charleston and north-to-south Mobile & ... More


An Aggressive Union Army: November 1862–February 1863

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/9780813123899.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Union army's offensive in the Appalachian region during the period from November 1862 to February 1863. Samuel Carter launched a successful raid of East Tennessee that ... More


Locking the Confederates into Virginia: December 1861–June 1862

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/9780813123899.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Battle of Middle Creek, fought in eastern Kentucky on January 10, 1861. During this battle, the Union army was led by future president James A. Garfield, while the ... More


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