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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


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


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


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


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


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


Keeping Faith

Amy Murrell Taylor

in Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643625
eISBN:
9781469643649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643625.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter follows Burdett, and many other enslaved people from Kentucky, into Camp Nelson, a Union supply depot that became a recruiting post for the United States Colored Troops. It emphasizes ... 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


Facing Combat

Amy Murrell Taylor

in Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643625
eISBN:
9781469643649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643625.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter follows Eliza Bogan’s journey, and those of many thousands more, as they moved through the Mississippi River valley during the tumultuous years of 1863 and 1864. It begins with Bogan’s ... 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


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


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