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Brother Killers: Guerrillas and Union Troops

Michael Fellman

in Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064711
eISBN:
9780199853885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064711.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter talks about guerrilla self-conceptions, Union troops' conceptions of self and others, the blurring of combatants, blood sport, and blood revenge. The implicit meanings of the war did not ... More


Service in the Postwar South

Richard M. Reid

in Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831748
eISBN:
9781469602264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837276_reid.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the series of difficult issues faced by the U.S. War Department and the Federal government once the last Confederate armies had surrendered. Conditions in the Southern states ... More


Chapter Five

Nancy Disher Baird

in Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The pathways through Bowling Green led thousands of Union troops to the South's bloody battlefields. Josie and her friends expressed pride in the fine looking troops—a Wisconsin regiment was “more ... More


Meridian Campaign: An Evolution and a Portent

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/9781604738421.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes Sherman’s Meridian campaign. Sherman is credited for raising the level of hard war, beginning with the Meridian campaign. He chose to bring the war home to noncombatants, ... More


A Woman's Wartime Journal: An Account of the Passage over Georgia's Plantation of Sherman's Army on the March to the Sea, as Recorded in the Diary of Dolly Sumner Lunt (Mrs. Thomas Burge)

Dolly Sumner Lunt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607788
eISBN:
9781469607801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607795_Lunt
Subject:
History, African-American History

Dolly Sumner Lunt begins her diary, published in 1918, by recalling her anxiety about the approach of General Sherman's Union army on January 1, 1864. While she worries about the arrival of Sherman's ... More


New Bankers

Mark W. Geiger

in Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300151510
eISBN:
9780300151527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151510.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses how after the overthrow of the Jackson government in June 1861, Union troops kept a tight grip on St. Louis, and the bankers there had no room to maneuver. Union control over ... More


Anarchy at the Circumference: Statelessness and the Reconstruction of Authority in Emancipation North Carolina

Gregory P. Downs

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Historians surely understand that the American state failed the freedpeople, but it is not clear that we understand why federal power failed them so badly, despite common explanations that focus upon ... More


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