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 The Civil War: Redeemer President and Warrior Prophet: Abraham Lincoln, William T. Sherman, and Evangelical Protestantism

Wayne Wei‐siang Hsieh

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the relationship between evangelical Protestantism and the American Civil War through the lives of Abraham Lincoln and William T. Sherman. The jeremiad script of evangelical ... More


William T. Sherman and His Officers: The Reluctant Emancipators

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/9781469638867.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

From beginning to end, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman remained a reluctant liberator who never saw emancipation as a moral imperative. He had opposed the Emancipation Proclamation at the time it was ... More


General and Mrs. William T. Sherman, a Contentious Union

John F. Marszalek

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

William T. “Cump” Sherman and Ellen Ewing had grown up as foster siblings before they married in 1850. Their sixty-year relationship, first as brother and sister, then as husband and wife, was ... More


The Warrior as Peacemaker: Sherman and the Bennett Place Negotiations

Mark L. Bradley

in Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125077
eISBN:
9780813135120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

North Carolina was the last state among the eleven states that made up the Confederacy to break away from the Union as it succumbed only after Fort Sumter fell and President Abraham Lincoln directed ... More


General Sherman and the Black Church

Andrew Billingsley

in Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161793
eISBN:
9780199849512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the contribution of General William T. Sherman to the black church. Gen. Sherman's brilliant and bloody march through Georgia and the Carolinas during the fall and winter of ... More


The Final Months

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/9780813125541.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

As December 1864 came to a close, General William T. Sherman's army approached its objective: Savannah, Georgia. Sherman's march across Georgia afforded many Union soldiers the opportunity to become ... More


The Union Army’s Struggle over the Limits of Confiscation in the West

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/9781469638867.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

From the beginning of the war to the summer of 1862, officers in the West adopted policies toward fugitive slaves that ranged from barring them altogether from their lines to aggressively liberating ... More


Civil War, Part Two: Union War of Pacification

James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins

in Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134406
eISBN:
9780813135977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134406.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Kentucky neutrality ended, Lincoln's military commanders struggled to keep the people loyal to the Union. Commanders were chosen carefully as the number one criteria was that the man be from ... More


Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602110
eISBN:
9781469608372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469602127_Hess
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

While fighting his way toward Atlanta, William T. Sherman encountered his biggest roadblock at Kennesaw Mountain, where Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee held a heavily fortified position. The ... 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


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


A Delicate Movement: Maneuver, Battle, and Logistics

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622415
eISBN:
9781469623221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622415.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the first phase of Major General William T. Sherman's Atlanta campaign in 1864. Sherman relied on a combination of maneuver and fighting to deal with each fortified Confederate ... More


Sheridan’s Personal Memoirs and the Appomattox Campaign

Stephen Cushman

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/9781469640761.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

While Sheridan’s memoirs have not enjoyed the popularity of those written by Grant and William T. Sherman, Cushman argues that they revealed considerable literary merit offering readers “richly ... More


Across the Chattahoochee, July 17–18

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634197
eISBN:
9781469634210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634197.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On July 17, Sherman moved all of his troops to the south side of the Chattahoochee River and marched on Atlanta, with James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee moving the longest distance to reach ... More


July 21–22

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634197
eISBN:
9781469634210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634197.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Union and Confederate survivors evaluated the battle of Peach Tree Creek, commented on the performance of their enemy, and judged the conduct of their own officers. The Federals were jubilant over ... More


To the Chattahoochee

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634197
eISBN:
9781469634210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634197.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

William T. Sherman's conduct of the Atlanta campaign from the first week of May until he reached the Chattahoochee River by mid-July 1864 was highly successful. Relying on his railroad link with ... More


The Gift of Martyrdom

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's role in the investigation of those responsible for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 as the Civil War continued to rage. As Lincoln's ... More


More Raids: Smith and Grierson

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/9781604738421.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes General William T. Sherman’s determination to get Nathan Bedford Forrest. While all of Sherman’s efforts to “get” Forrest failed, they had kept him busy enough to stay away ... More


The First Vicksburg Campaign

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167039
eISBN:
9780813167817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167039.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Mississippi Squadron’s gunboats and tinclads moved up the Yazoo to prepare for an operation by Sherman’s troops against Chickasaw Bluffs, intended to draw rebel troops away from Vicksburg. The ... More


General Hood Will Attack Me Here!: Morning, July 28

Earl J. Hess

in The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622415
eISBN:
9781469623221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622415.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the state of both Union and Confederate armies in the few hours before Ezra Church was to become a battleground, as well as the ensuing skirmish. The battle itself tested the ... More


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