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The Civil War : the final year told by those who lived it

Author: Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean
Publisher: New York, New York : The Library of America, [2014] ©2014
Series: Library of America, 250.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The final volume of this highly acclaimed four-volume series begins with the controversial Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid on Richmond in March 1864 and ends with the proclamation of emancipation in Texas in June 1865. It collects 160 pieces by more than one hundred participants and observers, among them Abraham Lincoln, William T. Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass ... The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean
ISBN: 1598532944 9781598532944
OCLC Number: 852221835
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
This Library of America volume is the fourth in a four-volume series bringing together memorable and significant writing by participants in the American Civil War.
Description: xxvii, 886 pages : color maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Yankee wickedness, North Carolina, March 1864 / Catherine Edmondston, Diary, (March 8, 1864) --
Occupied Knoxville Tennessee, March 1864 / Ellen Renshaw House, Diary, (March 9-11, 19, 1864) --
Northern industry Pennsylvania, March 1864 / Scientific American, New rolling mills in Pittsburgh, (March 26, 1864) --
Opening a freedmen's school Virginia, March 1864 / Harriet Ann Jacobs and Louisa M. Jacobs to Lydia Maria Child, (March 26, 1864) --
My irons were taken off, Tennessee, March 1864 / Jim Heiskell, statement regarding his escape from slavery, (March 30, 1864) --
Hungry families, North Carolina, April 1864 / Susan C. Woolker to Zebulon B. Vance, (April 3, 1864) --
Planning the spring campaign, Washington, D. C., April 1864 / Ulysses S. Grant to William T. Sherman, (April 4, 1864) --
Tear of sorrow, Louisiana, April 1864 / William Winters to Harriet Winters, (April 4, 1864) --
Freedom and slavery, Virginia, April 1864 / Wilbur Fisk to The Green Mountain Freeman, (April 7, 1864) --
Expulsion order, Tennessee, April 1864 / Ellen Renshaw House, Diary, (April 8, 1864) --
Proud day, Washington, D C, April 1864 / Lois Bryan Adams to the Detroit Advertiser and Tribune, (April 9, 1864) --
Fort Pillow massacre, Tennessee, April 1864 / Achilles V. Clark to Judith Porter and Henrietta Ray, (April 14, 1864) --
Predicting Union plans, Virginia, April 1864 / Robert E. Lee to Jefferson Davis, April 15, 1864 --
Insatiate as fiends, April 1864 / The New York Times, Black flag, (April 16, 1864) --
Defining liberty and considering retribution, Maryland, April 1864 / Abraham Lincoln, Address at Baltimore Sanitary Fair, (April 18, 1864) --
Take no prisoners, April 1864 / R.H.C. to The Christian Recorder, (April 30, 1864) --
Debating retaliation, Washington, D. C., May 1864 / Gideon Welles, Diary, (May 3, 5-6, 1864) --
Protesting slave impressment, Alabama, May 1864 / Petition from the Slaveholders of Randolph County, Alabama, May 6, 1864 --
Our right cause, Virginia, May 1864 / Samuel W. Fiske, to the Springfield Republican, (May 3, 1864) --
Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 1864 / Theodore Lyman, Journal, (May 4-7, 1864) --
Disaster came, Virginia, May 1864 / Wilbur Fisk to The Green Mountain Freeman, (May 9, 1864) --
Another struggle with death, Virginia, May 1864 / J. F. J. Caldwell, from The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians --
Grant turns south, Virginia, May 1864 / Horace Porter, from Campaigning with Grant --
Strife in the pines, Virginia, May 1864 / Herman Melville, Armies of the Wilderness --
If it takes all summer, Virginia, May 1864 / Ulysses S. Grant to Edwin M. Stanton and to Henry W. Halleck, (May 11, 1864) --
Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 1864 / Charles Harvey Brewster to Martha Brewster, (May 11, 1864), and to Mary Brewster, (May 13, 1864) and to Martha Brewster, (May 15, 1864) --
Bloody Angle, Virginia, May 1864 / J. F.J. Caldwell, from The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians --
Whipping a slavemaster, Virginia, May 1864 / Edward A. Wild to Robert S. Davis, (May 12, 1864) --
Battle of Resaca, Georgia, May 1864 / James A. Connolly to Mary Dunn Connolly, (May 15 and 20, 1864) --
These sad fields, Georgia, May 1864 / Alpheus S. Williams to Mary Williams, (May 20, 1864) --
Battle of Pickett's Mill, Georgia, May 1864 / Samuel T. Foster, Diary, (May 23-28, 1864) --
Proclaiming victory, Louisiana, May 1864 / Richard Taylor, General Orders No 44, (May 23, 1864) --
I am scared most to death, Virginia, May 1864 / Charles Harvey Brewster to Mary Brewster, May 23, 1864, to Martha Brewster, May 24, 1864, and to Mattie Brewster, May 26, 1864 --
Andersonville Prison, Georgia, May 1864 / Eugene Forbes, Diary, (May 24-27, 1864) --
Appraising Grant, Virginia, May 1864 / Charles Francis Adams Jr. to Charles Francis Adams, (May 29, 1864) --
Assessing black troops, May 1864 / Lorenzo Thomas to Henry Wilson, (May 30, 1864) --
Behind the Union lines, Virginia, May-June 1864 / Cornelia Hancock to her sister, (May 28, May 31-June 3, 1864) --
Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, May-June 1864 / Frank Wilkeson, from Recollections of a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac --
Born anew in blood and tears, New York, June 1864 / Maria Lydig Daly, Diary, (June 8, 1864) --
Work of death, Georgia, June 1864 / Robert Patrick to Alonzo Lewis, (June 9, 1864) --
Ruined plantations, Virginia, June 1864 / Judith W McGuire, Diary, (June 11, 1864) --
Miserable long dreary days, Virginia, June 1864 / Charles Harvey Brewster to Mattie Brewster, (June 11, 1864) --
Completing "the great idea", London, June 1864 / Charles Francis Adams to Charles Francis Adams Jr., (June 17, 1864) --
Fighting the Alabama, the English Channel, June 1864 / Charles B. Fisher, Diary, (June 19-21, 1864) --
Battle of Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864 / Wilbur Fisk to The Green Mountain Freeman, (June 19, 1864) --
Butchered time and again, Virginia, June 1864 / Stephen Minot Weld to Stephen Minot Weld Sr., (June 21, 1864) --
Horrid, hellish dream, Virginia, June 1864 / George E. Chamberlin to Ephraim Chamberlin, (June 27, 1864) --
Life at Andersonville, Georgia, June 1864 / Eugene Forbes, Diary, (June 13-20, 1864) --
Atlanta Campaign, Georgia, June 1864 / William T. Sherman to Ellen Ewing Sherman, (June 30, 1864) --
Appeal for negotiations, New York, July 1864 / Horace Greeley to Abraham Lincoln, (July 7, 1864) --
Infinity of hills, Georgia, July 1864 / John White Geary to Mary Geary, (July 8, 1864) --
Washington, D. C., July 1864 / Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation Concerning Reconstruction, (July 8, 1864) --
Conditions for peace, Washington, D. C., July 1864 / Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, (July 9, 1864) --
Hanging the Andersonville Raiders, Georgia, July 1864 / Eugene Forbes, Diary, (July 11, 1864) --
Threatening Washington, Maryland, July 1864 / Henry Robinson Berkeley, Diary, (July 4-13, 1864) --
Capital under attack, Washington, D. C., July 1864 / Lois Bryan Adams to the Detroit Advertiser and Tribune, (July 13 and 15, 1864) --
Pursuing Early, Virginia, July 1864 / Ulysses S. Grant to Henry W. Halleck, (July 14, 1864) --
Deepest shame, Washington, D. C., July 1864 / Charles A. Dana to Ulysses S. Grant, (July 15, 1864) --
To whom it may concern, Washington, D. C., July 1864 / Abraham Lincoln, Offer of safe conduct for peace negotiators, (July 18, 1864) --
War to the bitter end, Canada, July 1864 / Clement C. Clay and James P. Holcombe to Horace Greeley, (July 21, 1864) --
Meeting with Jefferson Davis, July 1864 / James R. Gilmore to the Boston Evening Transcript, (July 11, 1864) --
Fighting in the Shenandoah, Virginia, July 1864 / Henry Robinson Berkeley, Diary, (July 14-14, 1864) --
Fighting for Atlanta, Georgia, July 1864 / Samuel T. Foster, Diary, (July 18-23, 1864) --
Take my children from those men, Massachusetts, July 1864 / John Q. A. Dennis to Edwin M. Stanton, (July 26, 1864) --
Melancholy accident, Texas, July 1864 / Benjamin F. McIntyre, Diary, (July 29, 1864) --
Preparing for battle, Gulf of Mexico, July 1864 / David G. Farragut, General Orders Numbers 10 and 11, (July 12 and 29, 1864) --
Battle of the Crater, Virginia, July 1864 / Stephen Minot Weld, Diary, (July 30, 1864), and Memoir from 1912 --
Murder them in cold blood, Virginia, July 1864 / William Pegram to Virginia Johnson Pegram, (August 1, 1864) --
This abominable despotism, New York, August 1864 / C. Chauncey Burr, from The Old Guard, (August 1864) --
Retribution at last, Virginia, August 1864 / Edgeworth Bird to Sallie Bird, (August 4, 1864) --
This dictatorial usurpation, (August 1864) / Benjamin F. Wade and Henry Winter Davis, To the supporters of the government, (August 5, 1864) --
Stern retaliation, Virginia, August 1864 / Robert Garlick Hill Kean, Diary, (August 7, 1864) --
Smoke and flame, Virginia, August 1864 / Mathella Page Harrison, Diary, (August 17, 1864) --
Washington, D. C., August 1864 / Abraham Lincoln, Memorandum on Probable Failure of Reelection, (August 23, 1864) --
Exchanging prisoners, Virginia, August 1864 / Benjamin F. Butler to Robert Ould, (August 27, 1864) --
Defending Atlanta, Georgia, August 1864 / Robert Toombs to Alexander H. Stephens, (August 30, 1864) --
Four years of failure, Illinois, August 1864 / Platform of the Democratic National Convention, (August 30, 1864) --
We must conquer, September 1864 / James R. Gilmore, Our visit to Richmond, (September 1864) --
Requesting reinforcements, Virginia, September 1864 / Robert E. Lee to Jefferson Davis, (September 2, 1864) --
My children is my own, Missouri, September 1864 / Spottswood Rice to his children and to Kitty Diggs, (September 3, 1864) --
Preserving "our own race", Kentucky, September 1864 / Thomas Bramlette to Abraham Lincoln, (September 3, 1864) --
Shouting for McClellan, Washington, D. C., September 1864 / Gideon Welles, Diary, (September 3, 1864) --
Political advice, Ohio, September 1864 / Clement L. Vallandigham to George B. McClellan, (September 4, 1864) --
Wrath to come, Louisiana, September 1864 / Kate Stone, Diary, (September 5, 1864) --
Audacious infamy, New York, September 1864 / George Templeton Strong, Diary, (September 5-8, 1864) --
Accepting the nomination, New Jersey, September 1864 / George B McClellan to the Democratic Nomination Committee, (September 8, 1864) --
Jonesboro and Atlanta, Georgia, September 1864 / James A. Connolly to Mary Dunn Connolly, (September 11, 1864) --War is cruelty, Georgia, September 1864 / William T. Sherman to James M. Calhoun and others, (September 12, 1864) --Equal pay for black soldiers, Ohio, September 1864 / Rachel Ann Wicker to John A. Andrew, (September 12, 1864) --
Report from Mobile Bay, Alabama, September 1864 / Alexander McKinley to Samuel Francis Du Pont, (September 18, 1864) --
Battle of Winchester, Virginia, September 1864 / Henry Robinson Berkeley, Diary, (September 19, 1864) --
Georgia, September 1864 / Jefferson Davis, Speech at Macon, (September 23, 1864) --
Cabinet resignation, Maryland, September 1864 / Elizabeth Blair Lee to Samuel Phillips Lee, (September 1864) --
South Carolina, October 1864 / Jefferson Davis, Speech at Columbia, (October 4, 1864) --
Call for political equality, New York, October 1864 / Address of the Colored National Convention, (October 6, 1864) --
Make Georgia howl, Georgia, October 1864 / William T. Sherman to Ulysses S. Grant, (October 9, 1864) --
One great desert, Virginia, October 1864 / Stephen Dodson Ramseur to Ellen Richmond Ramseur, (October 10, 1864) --
Desertion and "despotism", Virginia, October 1864 / John B. Jones, Diary, (October 10-13, 1864) --
England and the Civil War, Delaware, October 1864 / Samuel Francis Du Pont to William King Hall, (October 13, 1864) --
War news, North Carolina, October 1864 / Catherine Edmondston, Diary, (October 18, 1864) --
Unity and civil freedom, New York, October 1864 / Francis Lieber, Lincoln or McClellan, (October 1864) --
Election results, New York, November 1864 / George Templeton Strong, Diary, (November 9, 1864) --
Reading a sealed paper, Washington, D. C., November 1864 / John Hay, Diary, (November 11, 1864) --
Retaliatory executions, Virginia, November 1864 / John S. Mosby to Philip H. Sheridan, (November 11, 1864) --
Slaveowner's deception, Maryland, November 1864 / Jane Kamper, Statement regarding her emancipation, (November 14, 1864) --
Vox populi, vox dei, New York, November 1864 / Maria Lydig Daly, Diary, (November 15, 1864) --
Sherman's March, Georgia, November 1864 / James A. Connolly, Diary, (November 17-23, 1864) --
Bitter end, November 1864 / John Wilkes Booth, "To whom it may concern," (November 1864) --
Lincoln's reelection, London, November 1864 / Henry Adams to Charles Francis Adams Jr., (November 25, 1864) --
My boy was dead, Kentucky, November 1864 / Joseph Miller, Statement regarding his family, (November 26, 1864) --
Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November-December 1864 / Samuel T. Foster, Diary, (November 30-December 1, 1864) --
Washington, D. C., December 1864 / Abraham Lincoln, Annual Message to Congress, (December 6, 1864) --
Reports of a slave insurrection, North Carolina, December 1864 / Henry Nutt to Zebulon B. Vance, (December 12, 1864) --
Meeting Sherman, Georgia, December 1864 / John Chipman Gray to John C. Ropes, (December 14, 1864) --
Besieging Savannah, Georgia, December 1864 / John White Geary to Mary Geary, (December 17, 1864) --
Union looters, Georgia, December 1864 / Mary S. Mallard, Journal, (December 15-21, 1864) --
Torture of loyal men, New York, January 1865 / Harper's Weekly, Retaliation, (January 8, 1865) --Most pernicious idea, Georgia, January 1865 / Howell Cobb to James A. Seddon, (January 8, 1865) --
Birthright of the South, North Carolina, January 1865 / Catherine Edmondston, Diary, (January 9, 1865) --
Right to vote, Tennessee, January 1865 / Petition of the Colored Citizens of Nashville to the Union Convention of Tennessee, (January 9, 1865) --
Enlisting slaves "without delay", Virginia, January 1865 / Robert E. Lee to Andrew Hunter, (January 11, 1865) --
To have land, Georgia, January 1865 / Meeting of Colored Ministers with Edwin M. Stanton and William T. Sherman, (January 12, 1865) --
Land for freedmen, Georgia, January 1865 / William T. Sherman, Special Field Orders Number 15, (January 16, 1865) --
Washington, D. C., January 1865 / Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, (January 31, 1865) --
Greatest event, Washington, D. C., February 1865 / George W. Julian, Journal, (February 1, 1865) --
Peace talks, Virginia, February 1865 / Robert Garlick Hill Kean, Diary, (February 5, 1865) --
We must emancipate, Virginia, February 1865 / John H. Stringfellow to Jefferson Davis, (February 8, 1865) --
Let slavery die, Washington, D. C., February 1865 / Henry Highland Garnet, A Memorial Discourse, (February 12, 1865) --
Burning of Columbia, South Carolina, February 1865 / Emma LeConte, Diary, (February 17-18, 1865) --
Confederate deserters, Virginia, March 1865 / Luther Rice Mills to John Mills, (March 2, 1865) --
Washington, D. C., March 1865 / Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, (March 4, 1865) --
Sacred effort", Washington, D. C., March 1865 / Frederick Douglass, from Life and Times of Frederick Douglass --
We have work faithful, North Carolina, March 1865 / Roanoke Island Freedmen to Abraham Lincoln and to Edwin M. Stanton, (March 9, 1865) --
Death flurry of a whale, New York, March 1865 / George Templeton Strong, Diary, (March 10, 1865) --
Marching through the Carolinas, North Carolina, March 1865 / Alpheus S. Williams to his daughter, (March 12, 1865) --
Land and votes, Washington, D. C., March 1865 / Charles Sumner to John Bright, (March 13, 1865) --
Give me a thousand, Kentucky, March 1865 / Frances Johnson, Statement regarding her whipping and escape, (March 25, 1865) --
Very cruel man, Kentucky, March 1865 / Clarissa Burdett, Statement regarding her whipping and escape, (March 27, 1865) --
Awaiting my fate, Virginia, April 1865 / John B. Jones, Diary, (April 2, 1865) --
Fall of Richmond, Virginia, April 1865 / Sallie Brock, from Richmond During the War --
Gloria in excelsis deo, New York, April 1865 / George Templeton Strong, Diary, (April 3, 1865) --
This peerless comrade, Virginia, April 1865 / William Gordon McCabe to Mary Pegram, (April 4, 1865) --
Occupying Richmond, Virginia, April 1865 / Thomas Morris Chester to the Philadelphia Press, (April 4 and 6, 1865) --
Southern "arrogance and folly", Washington, D. C., April 1865 / Gideon Welles, Diary, (April 7, 1865) --
Surrender terms, Virginia, April 1865 / Ulysses S. Grant to Robert E. Lee, (April 9, 1865) --
Commander's farewell, Virginia, April 1865 / Robert E. Lee, General Orders Number 9, (April 10, 1865) --
Lincoln's assassination, Washington, D. C., April 1865 / Elizabeth Keckly, from Behind the Scenes --
Fearful, gigantic crime, New York, April 1865 / George Templeton Strong, Diary, (April 15, 1865) --
President's deathbed, Washington, D. C., April 1865 / Gideon Welles, Diary, (April 18, 1865) --
Political agreement, North Carolina, April 1865 / William T. Sherman to Ulysses S. Grant or Henry W. Halleck, (April 18, 1865) --
It is all murder", Louisiana, April 1865 / Sarah Morgan, Diary, (April 19, 1865) --
Explaining surrender, Virginia, April 1865 / Robert E. Lee to Jefferson Davis, (April 20, 1865) --
Fleeing defeat, North Carolina, April 1865 / Jefferson Davis to Varina Howell Davis, (April 23, 1865) --
Something that haunted us, Virginia, April 1865 / Stephen Minot Weld to Hannah Minot Weld, (April 24, 1865) --
What were we fighting for, North Carolina, April-May 1865 / Samuel T Foster, Diary, (April 18-May 4, 1865) --
Thousand rumors, Georgia, May 1865 / Ellen Renshaw House, Diary, (May 2, 1865) --
He behaved so brave, Washington, D. C., May 1865 / Walt Whitman, from Specimen Days --
Heroes of the sublimest conflict, May 1865 / New York Herald, The Grandest Military Display in the World, (May 24, 1865) --
Grand Review, Washington, D. C., May 1865 / Lois Bryan Adams to the Detroit Advertiser and Tribune, (May 24 and 27, 1865) --
All slaves are free, Texas, June 1865 / Gordon Granger, General Orders Number 3, (June 19, 1865) --
Chronology --
Biographical notes --
Note on the texts --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: Library of America, 250.
Other Titles: Civil war (Library of America : 2014)
Civil War: told by those who lived it
Civil War: final year
Civil War: the 4th year
Civil War
Responsibility: Aaron Sheehan-Dean, editor.

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    schema:description "Deepest shame, Washington, D. C., July 1864 / Charles A. Dana to Ulysses S. Grant, (July 15, 1864) -- To whom it may concern, Washington, D. C., July 1864 / Abraham Lincoln, Offer of safe conduct for peace negotiators, (July 18, 1864) -- War to the bitter end, Canada, July 1864 / Clement C. Clay and James P. Holcombe to Horace Greeley, (July 21, 1864) -- Meeting with Jefferson Davis, July 1864 / James R. Gilmore to the Boston Evening Transcript, (July 11, 1864) -- Fighting in the Shenandoah, Virginia, July 1864 / Henry Robinson Berkeley, Diary, (July 14-14, 1864) -- Fighting for Atlanta, Georgia, July 1864 / Samuel T. Foster, Diary, (July 18-23, 1864) -- Take my children from those men, Massachusetts, July 1864 / John Q. A. Dennis to Edwin M. Stanton, (July 26, 1864) -- Melancholy accident, Texas, July 1864 / Benjamin F. McIntyre, Diary, (July 29, 1864) -- Preparing for battle, Gulf of Mexico, July 1864 / David G. Farragut, General Orders Numbers 10 and 11, (July 12 and 29, 1864) -- Battle of the Crater, Virginia, July 1864 / Stephen Minot Weld, Diary, (July 30, 1864), and Memoir from 1912 -- Murder them in cold blood, Virginia, July 1864 / William Pegram to Virginia Johnson Pegram, (August 1, 1864) -- This abominable despotism, New York, August 1864 / C. Chauncey Burr, from The Old Guard, (August 1864) -- Retribution at last, Virginia, August 1864 / Edgeworth Bird to Sallie Bird, (August 4, 1864) -- This dictatorial usurpation, (August 1864) / Benjamin F. Wade and Henry Winter Davis, To the supporters of the government, (August 5, 1864) -- Stern retaliation, Virginia, August 1864 / Robert Garlick Hill Kean, Diary, (August 7, 1864) -- Smoke and flame, Virginia, August 1864 / Mathella Page Harrison, Diary, (August 17, 1864) -- Washington, D. C., August 1864 / Abraham Lincoln, Memorandum on Probable Failure of Reelection, (August 23, 1864) -- Exchanging prisoners, Virginia, August 1864 / Benjamin F. Butler to Robert Ould, (August 27, 1864) -- Defending Atlanta, Georgia, August 1864 / Robert Toombs to Alexander H. Stephens, (August 30, 1864) -- Four years of failure, Illinois, August 1864 / Platform of the Democratic National Convention, (August 30, 1864) -- We must conquer, September 1864 / James R. Gilmore, Our visit to Richmond, (September 1864) -- Requesting reinforcements, Virginia, September 1864 / Robert E. Lee to Jefferson Davis, (September 2, 1864) -- My children is my own, Missouri, September 1864 / Spottswood Rice to his children and to Kitty Diggs, (September 3, 1864) -- Preserving "our own race", Kentucky, September 1864 / Thomas Bramlette to Abraham Lincoln, (September 3, 1864) -- Shouting for McClellan, Washington, D. C., September 1864 / Gideon Welles, Diary, (September 3, 1864) -- Political advice, Ohio, September 1864 / Clement L. Vallandigham to George B. McClellan, (September 4, 1864) -- Wrath to come, Louisiana, September 1864 / Kate Stone, Diary, (September 5, 1864) -- Audacious infamy, New York, September 1864 / George Templeton Strong, Diary, (September 5-8, 1864) -- Accepting the nomination, New Jersey, September 1864 / George B McClellan to the Democratic Nomination Committee, (September 8, 1864) -- Jonesboro and Atlanta, Georgia, September 1864 / James A. Connolly to Mary Dunn Connolly, (September 11, 1864) --War is cruelty, Georgia, September 1864 / William T. Sherman to James M. Calhoun and others, (September 12, 1864) --Equal pay for black soldiers, Ohio, September 1864 / Rachel Ann Wicker to John A. Andrew, (September 12, 1864) -- Report from Mobile Bay, Alabama, September 1864 / Alexander McKinley to Samuel Francis Du Pont, (September 18, 1864) -- Battle of Winchester, Virginia, September 1864 / Henry Robinson Berkeley, Diary, (September 19, 1864) -- Georgia, September 1864 / Jefferson Davis, Speech at Macon, (September 23, 1864) -- Cabinet resignation, Maryland, September 1864 / Elizabeth Blair Lee to Samuel Phillips Lee, (September 1864) -- South Carolina, October 1864 / Jefferson Davis, Speech at Columbia, (October 4, 1864) -- Call for political equality, New York, October 1864 / Address of the Colored National Convention, (October 6, 1864) -- Make Georgia howl, Georgia, October 1864 / William T. Sherman to Ulysses S. Grant, (October 9, 1864) -- One great desert, Virginia, October 1864 / Stephen Dodson Ramseur to Ellen Richmond Ramseur, (October 10, 1864) -- Desertion and "despotism", Virginia, October 1864 / John B. Jones, Diary, (October 10-13, 1864) -- England and the Civil War, Delaware, October 1864 / Samuel Francis Du Pont to William King Hall, (October 13, 1864) -- War news, North Carolina, October 1864 / Catherine Edmondston, Diary, (October 18, 1864) -- Unity and civil freedom, New York, October 1864 / Francis Lieber, Lincoln or McClellan, (October 1864) -- Election results, New York, November 1864 / George Templeton Strong, Diary, (November 9, 1864) -- Reading a sealed paper, Washington, D. C., November 1864 / John Hay, Diary, (November 11, 1864) -- Retaliatory executions, Virginia, November 1864 / John S. Mosby to Philip H. Sheridan, (November 11, 1864) -- Slaveowner's deception, Maryland, November 1864 / Jane Kamper, Statement regarding her emancipation, (November 14, 1864) -- Vox populi, vox dei, New York, November 1864 / Maria Lydig Daly, Diary, (November 15, 1864) -- Sherman's March, Georgia, November 1864 / James A. Connolly, Diary, (November 17-23, 1864) -- Bitter end, November 1864 / John Wilkes Booth, "To whom it may concern," (November 1864) -- Lincoln's reelection, London, November 1864 / Henry Adams to Charles Francis Adams Jr., (November 25, 1864) -- My boy was dead, Kentucky, November 1864 / Joseph Miller, Statement regarding his family, (November 26, 1864) -- Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November-December 1864 / Samuel T. Foster, Diary, (November 30-December 1, 1864) -- Washington, D. C., December 1864 / Abraham Lincoln, Annual Message to Congress, (December 6, 1864) -- Reports of a slave insurrection, North Carolina, December 1864 / Henry Nutt to Zebulon B. Vance, (December 12, 1864) -- Meeting Sherman, Georgia, December 1864 / John Chipman Gray to John C. Ropes, (December 14, 1864) -- Besieging Savannah, Georgia, December 1864 / John White Geary to Mary Geary, (December 17, 1864) -- Union looters, Georgia, December 1864 / Mary S. Mallard, Journal, (December 15-21, 1864) -- Torture of loyal men, New York, January 1865 / Harper's Weekly, Retaliation, (January 8, 1865) --Most pernicious idea, Georgia, January 1865 / Howell Cobb to James A. Seddon, (January 8, 1865) -- Birthright of the South, North Carolina, January 1865 / Catherine Edmondston, Diary, (January 9, 1865) -- Right to vote, Tennessee, January 1865 / Petition of the Colored Citizens of Nashville to the Union Convention of Tennessee, (January 9, 1865) --"@en ;
    schema:description "Enlisting slaves "without delay", Virginia, January 1865 / Robert E. Lee to Andrew Hunter, (January 11, 1865) -- To have land, Georgia, January 1865 / Meeting of Colored Ministers with Edwin M. Stanton and William T. Sherman, (January 12, 1865) -- Land for freedmen, Georgia, January 1865 / William T. Sherman, Special Field Orders Number 15, (January 16, 1865) -- Washington, D. C., January 1865 / Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, (January 31, 1865) -- Greatest event, Washington, D. C., February 1865 / George W. Julian, Journal, (February 1, 1865) -- Peace talks, Virginia, February 1865 / Robert Garlick Hill Kean, Diary, (February 5, 1865) -- We must emancipate, Virginia, February 1865 / John H. Stringfellow to Jefferson Davis, (February 8, 1865) -- Let slavery die, Washington, D. C., February 1865 / Henry Highland Garnet, A Memorial Discourse, (February 12, 1865) -- Burning of Columbia, South Carolina, February 1865 / Emma LeConte, Diary, (February 17-18, 1865) -- Confederate deserters, Virginia, March 1865 / Luther Rice Mills to John Mills, (March 2, 1865) -- Washington, D. C., March 1865 / Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, (March 4, 1865) -- Sacred effort", Washington, D. C., March 1865 / Frederick Douglass, from Life and Times of Frederick Douglass -- We have work faithful, North Carolina, March 1865 / Roanoke Island Freedmen to Abraham Lincoln and to Edwin M. Stanton, (March 9, 1865) -- Death flurry of a whale, New York, March 1865 / George Templeton Strong, Diary, (March 10, 1865) -- Marching through the Carolinas, North Carolina, March 1865 / Alpheus S. Williams to his daughter, (March 12, 1865) -- Land and votes, Washington, D. C., March 1865 / Charles Sumner to John Bright, (March 13, 1865) -- Give me a thousand, Kentucky, March 1865 / Frances Johnson, Statement regarding her whipping and escape, (March 25, 1865) -- Very cruel man, Kentucky, March 1865 / Clarissa Burdett, Statement regarding her whipping and escape, (March 27, 1865) -- Awaiting my fate, Virginia, April 1865 / John B. Jones, Diary, (April 2, 1865) -- Fall of Richmond, Virginia, April 1865 / Sallie Brock, from Richmond During the War -- Gloria in excelsis deo, New York, April 1865 / George Templeton Strong, Diary, (April 3, 1865) -- This peerless comrade, Virginia, April 1865 / William Gordon McCabe to Mary Pegram, (April 4, 1865) -- Occupying Richmond, Virginia, April 1865 / Thomas Morris Chester to the Philadelphia Press, (April 4 and 6, 1865) -- Southern "arrogance and folly", Washington, D. C., April 1865 / Gideon Welles, Diary, (April 7, 1865) -- Surrender terms, Virginia, April 1865 / Ulysses S. Grant to Robert E. Lee, (April 9, 1865) -- Commander's farewell, Virginia, April 1865 / Robert E. Lee, General Orders Number 9, (April 10, 1865) -- Lincoln's assassination, Washington, D. C., April 1865 / Elizabeth Keckly, from Behind the Scenes -- Fearful, gigantic crime, New York, April 1865 / George Templeton Strong, Diary, (April 15, 1865) -- President's deathbed, Washington, D. C., April 1865 / Gideon Welles, Diary, (April 18, 1865) -- Political agreement, North Carolina, April 1865 / William T. Sherman to Ulysses S. Grant or Henry W. Halleck, (April 18, 1865) -- It is all murder", Louisiana, April 1865 / Sarah Morgan, Diary, (April 19, 1865) -- Explaining surrender, Virginia, April 1865 / Robert E. Lee to Jefferson Davis, (April 20, 1865) -- Fleeing defeat, North Carolina, April 1865 / Jefferson Davis to Varina Howell Davis, (April 23, 1865) -- Something that haunted us, Virginia, April 1865 / Stephen Minot Weld to Hannah Minot Weld, (April 24, 1865) -- What were we fighting for, North Carolina, April-May 1865 / Samuel T Foster, Diary, (April 18-May 4, 1865) -- Thousand rumors, Georgia, May 1865 / Ellen Renshaw House, Diary, (May 2, 1865) -- He behaved so brave, Washington, D. C., May 1865 / Walt Whitman, from Specimen Days -- Heroes of the sublimest conflict, May 1865 / New York Herald, The Grandest Military Display in the World, (May 24, 1865) -- Grand Review, Washington, D. C., May 1865 / Lois Bryan Adams to the Detroit Advertiser and Tribune, (May 24 and 27, 1865) -- All slaves are free, Texas, June 1865 / Gordon Granger, General Orders Number 3, (June 19, 1865) -- Chronology -- Biographical notes -- Note on the texts -- Notes -- Index."@en ;
    schema:description "Preface -- Introduction -- Yankee wickedness, North Carolina, March 1864 / Catherine Edmondston, Diary, (March 8, 1864) -- Occupied Knoxville Tennessee, March 1864 / Ellen Renshaw House, Diary, (March 9-11, 19, 1864) -- Northern industry Pennsylvania, March 1864 / Scientific American, New rolling mills in Pittsburgh, (March 26, 1864) -- Opening a freedmen's school Virginia, March 1864 / Harriet Ann Jacobs and Louisa M. Jacobs to Lydia Maria Child, (March 26, 1864) -- My irons were taken off, Tennessee, March 1864 / Jim Heiskell, statement regarding his escape from slavery, (March 30, 1864) -- Hungry families, North Carolina, April 1864 / Susan C. Woolker to Zebulon B. Vance, (April 3, 1864) -- Planning the spring campaign, Washington, D. C., April 1864 / Ulysses S. Grant to William T. Sherman, (April 4, 1864) -- Tear of sorrow, Louisiana, April 1864 / William Winters to Harriet Winters, (April 4, 1864) -- Freedom and slavery, Virginia, April 1864 / Wilbur Fisk to The Green Mountain Freeman, (April 7, 1864) -- Expulsion order, Tennessee, April 1864 / Ellen Renshaw House, Diary, (April 8, 1864) -- Proud day, Washington, D C, April 1864 / Lois Bryan Adams to the Detroit Advertiser and Tribune, (April 9, 1864) -- Fort Pillow massacre, Tennessee, April 1864 / Achilles V. Clark to Judith Porter and Henrietta Ray, (April 14, 1864) -- Predicting Union plans, Virginia, April 1864 / Robert E. Lee to Jefferson Davis, April 15, 1864 -- Insatiate as fiends, April 1864 / The New York Times, Black flag, (April 16, 1864) -- Defining liberty and considering retribution, Maryland, April 1864 / Abraham Lincoln, Address at Baltimore Sanitary Fair, (April 18, 1864) -- Take no prisoners, April 1864 / R.H.C. to The Christian Recorder, (April 30, 1864) -- Debating retaliation, Washington, D. C., May 1864 / Gideon Welles, Diary, (May 3, 5-6, 1864) -- Protesting slave impressment, Alabama, May 1864 / Petition from the Slaveholders of Randolph County, Alabama, May 6, 1864 -- Our right cause, Virginia, May 1864 / Samuel W. Fiske, to the Springfield Republican, (May 3, 1864) -- Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 1864 / Theodore Lyman, Journal, (May 4-7, 1864) -- Disaster came, Virginia, May 1864 / Wilbur Fisk to The Green Mountain Freeman, (May 9, 1864) -- Another struggle with death, Virginia, May 1864 / J. F. J. Caldwell, from The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians -- Grant turns south, Virginia, May 1864 / Horace Porter, from Campaigning with Grant -- Strife in the pines, Virginia, May 1864 / Herman Melville, Armies of the Wilderness -- If it takes all summer, Virginia, May 1864 / Ulysses S. Grant to Edwin M. Stanton and to Henry W. Halleck, (May 11, 1864) -- Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 1864 / Charles Harvey Brewster to Martha Brewster, (May 11, 1864), and to Mary Brewster, (May 13, 1864) and to Martha Brewster, (May 15, 1864) -- Bloody Angle, Virginia, May 1864 / J. F.J. Caldwell, from The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians -- Whipping a slavemaster, Virginia, May 1864 / Edward A. Wild to Robert S. Davis, (May 12, 1864) -- Battle of Resaca, Georgia, May 1864 / James A. Connolly to Mary Dunn Connolly, (May 15 and 20, 1864) -- These sad fields, Georgia, May 1864 / Alpheus S. Williams to Mary Williams, (May 20, 1864) -- Battle of Pickett's Mill, Georgia, May 1864 / Samuel T. Foster, Diary, (May 23-28, 1864) -- Proclaiming victory, Louisiana, May 1864 / Richard Taylor, General Orders No 44, (May 23, 1864) -- I am scared most to death, Virginia, May 1864 / Charles Harvey Brewster to Mary Brewster, May 23, 1864, to Martha Brewster, May 24, 1864, and to Mattie Brewster, May 26, 1864 -- Andersonville Prison, Georgia, May 1864 / Eugene Forbes, Diary, (May 24-27, 1864) -- Appraising Grant, Virginia, May 1864 / Charles Francis Adams Jr. to Charles Francis Adams, (May 29, 1864) -- Assessing black troops, May 1864 / Lorenzo Thomas to Henry Wilson, (May 30, 1864) -- Behind the Union lines, Virginia, May-June 1864 / Cornelia Hancock to her sister, (May 28, May 31-June 3, 1864) -- Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, May-June 1864 / Frank Wilkeson, from Recollections of a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac -- Born anew in blood and tears, New York, June 1864 / Maria Lydig Daly, Diary, (June 8, 1864) -- Work of death, Georgia, June 1864 / Robert Patrick to Alonzo Lewis, (June 9, 1864) -- Ruined plantations, Virginia, June 1864 / Judith W McGuire, Diary, (June 11, 1864) -- Miserable long dreary days, Virginia, June 1864 / Charles Harvey Brewster to Mattie Brewster, (June 11, 1864) -- Completing "the great idea", London, June 1864 / Charles Francis Adams to Charles Francis Adams Jr., (June 17, 1864) -- Fighting the Alabama, the English Channel, June 1864 / Charles B. Fisher, Diary, (June 19-21, 1864) -- Battle of Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864 / Wilbur Fisk to The Green Mountain Freeman, (June 19, 1864) -- Butchered time and again, Virginia, June 1864 / Stephen Minot Weld to Stephen Minot Weld Sr., (June 21, 1864) -- Horrid, hellish dream, Virginia, June 1864 / George E. Chamberlin to Ephraim Chamberlin, (June 27, 1864) -- Life at Andersonville, Georgia, June 1864 / Eugene Forbes, Diary, (June 13-20, 1864) -- Atlanta Campaign, Georgia, June 1864 / William T. Sherman to Ellen Ewing Sherman, (June 30, 1864) -- Appeal for negotiations, New York, July 1864 / Horace Greeley to Abraham Lincoln, (July 7, 1864) -- Infinity of hills, Georgia, July 1864 / John White Geary to Mary Geary, (July 8, 1864) -- Washington, D. C., July 1864 / Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation Concerning Reconstruction, (July 8, 1864) -- Conditions for peace, Washington, D. C., July 1864 / Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, (July 9, 1864) -- Hanging the Andersonville Raiders, Georgia, July 1864 / Eugene Forbes, Diary, (July 11, 1864) -- Threatening Washington, Maryland, July 1864 / Henry Robinson Berkeley, Diary, (July 4-13, 1864) -- Capital under attack, Washington, D. C., July 1864 / Lois Bryan Adams to the Detroit Advertiser and Tribune, (July 13 and 15, 1864) -- Pursuing Early, Virginia, July 1864 / Ulysses S. Grant to Henry W. Halleck, (July 14, 1864) --"@en ;
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