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The Civil War archive : the history of the Civil War in documents

Author: Henry Steele Commager; Erik A Bruun
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The full story of the war is told by those who experienced it in this collection of documents from family records, private correspondence, public archives and other sources, arranged chronologically to provide a start-to-finish narrative of the war and its aftermath.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Steele Commager; Erik A Bruun
ISBN: 1579121101 9781579121105
OCLC Number: 43598988
Notes: Revised edition of: The Blue and the Gray. 1950.
Description: 854 pages : maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface / Erik Bruun --
Foreword / Douglas Southall Freeman --
Introduction / Henry Steele Commager --
Darkening Clouds --
Abraham Lincoln Is Nominated in the Wigwam / Murat Halstead --
"First Gallant South Carolina Nobly Made the Stand" --
South Carolina Ordinance of Secession --
South Carolina Declaration of Causes of Secession --
"She Has Left Us in Passion and Pride" / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Lincoln Refuses to Compromise on Slavery / Abraham Lincoln --
Letter to E.B. Washburne --
Letter to James T. Hale --
Letter to W.H. Seward --
Mayor Fernando Wood Recommends the Secession of New York / Fernando Wood --
Lincoln Is Inaugurated --
Herndon Describes the Inauguration / William H. Herndon --
The Public Man Attends the Inauguration --
"We Are Not Enemies But Friends" / Abraham Lincoln --
Mr. Lincoln Hammers Out a Cabinet / Thurlow Weed --
Seward Tries to Take Charge of the Lincoln Administration --
Memorandum from Secretary Seward / W.H. Seward --
Reply to Secretary Seward's Memorandum / Abraham Lincoln --
The Confederacy Organizes at Montgomery / T.C. DeLeon --
Constitution of the Confederate States of America --
A War Clerk Describes Davis and His Cabinet / J.B. Jones --
Sam Houston Refuses to Go with His State / Sam Houston --
Inaugural Address of Jefferson Davis / Jefferson Davis --
The Conflict Precipitated --
Mrs. Chesnut Watches the Attack on Fort Sumter / Mary Boykin Chesnut --
Abner Doubleday Defends Fort Sumter / Abner Doubleday --
"The Heather Is on Fire."
Other Titles: Blue and the Gray.
Responsibility: edited by Henry Steele Commager ; revised and expanded by Erik Bruun.
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