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Voices from the house divided : the United States Civil War as personal experience

Author: Glenn M Linden; Thomas Pressly
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Serves as a useful supplement for Civil War or US History survey course. Using diaries, letters, and other contemporary sources, this book follows 20 individuals - Northerners and Southerners - from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Voices from the house divided.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1995
(OCoLC)755259958
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn M Linden; Thomas Pressly
ISBN: 0070379343 9780070379343
OCLC Number: 30810958
Description: xxxiv, 276 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: "We are whipping the yankeys most beautifully, but we are loosing many good men"-the period marked by considerate Confederate success and considerable Union difficulty, July, 1861-September, 1862. The Battle of Bull Run (Manassas), July, 1861, and associated repercussions --
Union advance in the West-Forts Henry and Donelson (February, 1862), Shiloh (April, 1862), and New Orleans (April, 1862) --
Confederate defense of Richmond, and advance into Maryland and Kentucky, May-September, 1862 --
"Our army is still folling back and they yankeys are advancing slowly"-the period in which the tide of battle turned, September, 1862-December, 1863. The outcome of the Confederate military advances into Maryland and Kentucky, and the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation --
The "time of troubles" for the Lincoln Administration in the winter of 1862-1863 --
Gettysburg and Vicksburg, July, 1863 --
A notable month: July, 1863 --
Conscientious objection to the war --
Union military victory in east Tennessee, November, 1863 --
"This wild adventurous work of crushing the southern cause"-the period marked primarily by Union victories and Confederate defeats, January, 1864-April, 1865. Union military offensives, February-August, 1864 --
Slaves and freedpeople --
Military stalemate by August, 1864, and repercussions in politics, Union and Confederacy --
End of the military stalemate, and more repercussions in politics, September-November, 1864 --
Union victories and Confederate defeats, November, 1864-April, 1865 --
The fighting stops and tragedy strikes, April, 1865 --
After four long years of war: personal experiences in perspective --
The cast of characters after 1865 (in order of appearance).
Responsibility: [editors] Glenn M. Linden, Thomas J. Pressly.
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