American Civil War

People of the Underground Railroad: A Biographical

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In Mar., 1864, Lincoln, for many years an admirer of Grant, made him commander in chief. Campaign mode lets you take up either side, the Union or Confederacy, as you battle through 16 historic missions Strategy is pretty straight-forward with four unit types, infantry, cavalry, cannons, and generals Some strange outcomes to battles or skirmishes, such as cavalry being decimated by cannons or non-entrenched infantry putting up a surprising fight against fully covered troops Bring History to Life with American Civil War: Gettysburg!
American Civil War

Enoch Stahler: Miller and Soldier (Abridged, Annotated)

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Destroy this spirit, and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. ~ Abraham Lincoln The copperheads of the North need not complain of them being placed on an equal footing with the white soldiers, since the white soldier himself does not complain. This was, he boldly claims in closing, "the most ideological war in history." It had a sophisticated and modern railroad network, with two and one-half times as many miles as the South, and a large commercial fleet to carry trade and, in wartime, to haul supplies.
American Civil War

The Civil War. a Narrative. Secession to Fort Henry

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By command of Major-General McDowell: HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Let the negroes go if they wish it; if they prefer to stay they must be under military police and not allowed to go out and in the camp or barracks. The Confederates were in Perryville by 10:00 a.m., where Bragg made his headquarters at the Crawford house on the Harrodsburg Pike. The Union-controlled border states (Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia) and Union-controlled regions around New Orleans, Norfolk and elsewhere, were not covered by the Emancipation Proclamation.
American Civil War

A Sailor's Log: Recollections of Forty Years of Naval Life

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Entrenchments: Long cuts (trenches) dug out of the earth with the dirt piled up into a mound in front; used for defense. That December, the court rejected a motion to nullify the indictment, but the prosecution dropped the case in February of 1869. Hildebrandt set up New York's first tattoo shop on Oak Street in lower Manhattan. … the group of US states that seceded from the Union prior to the Civil War, this flag can be see.
American Civil War

Sacrifice at Vicksburg: Letters from the Front

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Such ills produced epidemic outbreaks of sickness, malnutrition, mental depression, and—for thousands of helpless men—slow but certain death. Yang further argues that the CCP’s policies toward the United States followed the lead of the Soviets. The amendment is then submitted to the states for ratification. The 'Southern Cross' holds its place steadily in the Southern heart. Found the response to because its not just make new inroads in. After the Confederate defeat at Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864, General Robert E.
American Civil War

Union Cavalry in the Civil War: From Fort Sumter to

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His “raid” on Richmond under the pretext of freeing Union prisoners was a joke that cost the life of COL Ulric Dahlgren. Furthermore, suicide rates in British military forces have also increased recently, though to a lesser degree, and do not exceed the rate of the general population. Grant in the West at Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga in 1862–1863, and by William Tecumseh Sherman at Atlanta in 1864, more than counterbalanced Lee’s successes. March - Dred Scott Decision - The Supreme Court rules in Scott v.
American Civil War

Lincoln and Episodes of the Civil War

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Casemate: (pronounced kays-mayt) A sturdily-built, arched masonry chamber enclosed by a fortification's ramparts or walls. Some of the new styles such as kneepants began to appear. They were fed and clothed poorly, usually in rags; shoes were uncommon. The Federals set out to capture the island with nineteen warships, forty-eight transports, and 13,000 troops, leaving the rest of the forces at Hatteras Inlet. But in an attempt to avoid increased regulation, many state banks declined to seek national charters.
American Civil War

Company Aytch: Or, a Side Show of the Big Show and Other

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Also, this war had the first recorded successful sinking of an enemy ship by a submarine, and they did it completely blind. Enraged at the sight of retreating men, he bellowed at Garnett "Halt and rally!" The Battle of Fort Hindman, or the Battle of Arkansas Post, was fought January 9-11, 1863, near the mouth of the Arkansas River at Arkansas Post, Arkansas, as part of the Vicksburg Campaign. December - On December 20th South Carolina convention passes ordinance of secession thus seceding from the Union.
American Civil War

The Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

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Pepper notes that while observers easily recognized the weaknesses of the Nationalist government and army, they failed to understand the strengths of the Communists. This loss wipes out the operational reserve of LSTs for Operation Overlord, and will mean that three replacement landing ships will have to be ordered to sail from the Mediterranean immediately. Holt, The Political Crisis of the 1850s, 1973. Several of the protesters had been hurling rocks and empty tear gas canisters at the Guardsmen.
American Civil War

The Atlanta century, March, 1860-May, 1865

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Skin Stories: The Art and Culture of Polynesian Tattoo. Collection (ca. 20 items) includes letters from Cadet Stanard to his family (1863-1864); telegram concerning Stanard's body. Jackson's division had been retreating down the Valley to cover the flank of Joseph E. Various Search boxes: select an item from the drop down list or enter dates in the Select by Date. August 20, 1864 - Battle of Lovejoy's Station. Hill 's divisions converged on the retreating Union army in the vicinity of Frayser's Farm near Glendale.