The Tiger Rifles: The Making of a Louisiana Legend

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We have the honor to be very respectfully, Your obedient servants, JAMES CHESNUT JR., Aide-de-camp. In the Confederacy there was little military action in Texas and Florida. The Union had strong banking institutions, and controlled at least 70% of the nation's wealth. The Atlaswas published between 1891 and 1895 and is the definitivesource of Civil War information available. In addition, part of Union war strategy was to use the Navy to blockade Southern ports.

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Capital Navy: The Men, Ships, and Operations of the James

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Shipping charges are quoted upon sale of item. From there he went to New York, California, Europe, and then worked as a porter on the private car of the President of the Delaware and Hudson Railway. A few sample bronze cannon were also made. Lee's army, thinned by desertion and casualties, was now much smaller than Grant's. Here he was found, apparently unconscious, the blood streaming from a wound in the head, with his sword held in both hands across his knees.

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Westerners in Gray: The Men and Missions of the Elite Fifth

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Under growing political pressure, the War Department backed down and the bills were paid. In Virginia, more than one-quarter of all soldiers were captured at some point during the war, some more than once. On April 14, less than a week after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, President Lincoln decided some relaxation was in order. The Republican national electoral platform of 1860 warned that Republicans regarded disunion as treason and would not tolerate it: "We denounce those threats of disunion ... as denying the vital principles of a free government, and as an avowal of contemplated treason, which it is the imperative duty of an indignant people sternly to rebuke and forever silence." [68] The South ignored the warnings: Southerners did not realize how ardently the North would fight to hold the Union together. [69] The election of Abraham Lincoln in November 1860 was the final trigger for secession. [70] Efforts at compromise, including the " Corwin Amendment " and the " Crittenden Compromise ", failed.

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The Civil War Soldier: A Historical Reader

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But the UDC’s most important and lasting contribution was in shaping the public perceptions of the war, an effort that was begun shortly after the war by a Confederate veterans’ group called the United Confederate Veterans (which later became the Sons of Confederate Veterans—also still around, and thirty thousand members strong). Obtain the loyalty of the border states - Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri, and in 1863, West Virginia. Brennan: Nashville, TN., company which made iron cannon.

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The View from the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers

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Lee was hoping that if he could successfully invade a northern state, the Union would seek terms to end the war. Welcome to Bank of America, the nation's leading financial institution and home for all of your personal financial needs. As are the numerous women stuck on wolves knots help from Federal it myself included. Contrary to the notion that poor men did all the fighting, both aggregate data and individual sampling reveal that wealthy counties sent more men than poor counties did and that wealthy individuals were found at all levels of the service in greater proportion than within the population.

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Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience

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Volume 1 (1864) includes the unit's march through the Shenandoah Valley and mentions the burning of the VMI in June 1864. The federal government’s role in the chartering and regulation of banks was a volatile political issue throughout the antebellum period. Tea partiers' only agenda is to support and vote for politicians that hold views similar to theirs. Those remaining elected majors and colonels whose performance led to officer review boards in October. There is a tendency to believe that once Southerners got past the heady summer of 1861, with victory at Manassas fading and the prospect of significant sacrifice looming, morale plummeted.

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Make Me a Map of the Valley: The Civil War Journal of

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Although there were dozens of different types of cannon used during the Civil War, they all fell into one of two categories: smoothbore or rifled cannon. If it is assumed that real incomes remained constant in the South during the war (Lerner actually concluded that they fell by about 40% [3] ) then the equation implies that for the price level to increase 92 times in the presence of a 20 times increase in money supply, the velocity of money must have increased 4.6 times over (92/20=4.6), reflecting a very significant drop in the demand for money. [5] [6] The problems of money-caused inflation were acerbated by the influx of counterfeit bills from the North.

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Lee's Tar Heels: The Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade

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Of course many blacks did choose to flee to the North and gain their freedom, however we must also remember the ones who chose to stay and fight for the southern cause. Accordingly, when the going got tough, Southerners found it tough to keep going. Rutledge found that the location marked on the map with an X was near an old oak tree. Yet Snead breathes not a hint of skullduggery involved with Jackson’s letter to Tucker. Applying their familiar terrain and home field advantage, King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, with their Greek allies, defended the Pass of Thermopylae and inflicted at least 20,000 casualties on the invading Persian Army.

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Military Memoirs Of A Confederate: A Critical Narrative

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Do not even begin to compare the Confederate flag with that of Nazi Germany. Southern newspapers assessed the campaign as "The Confederates did not gain a victory, neither did the enemy." Bombarding and burning both Boston and New York was actively considered as a contingency; it was concluded that the reduction of Boston would be very difficult because of the channels and forts; New York was seen as more vulnerable, especially to a surprise attack. April 1865 Lee surrendered an army of 50,000.

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Military Necessity: Civil-Military Relations in the

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This "Cause" supported, or descended from, cultural and financial dependence on the South's slavery-based economy. Snead�s book is also very valuable for gaining a recognition that �southern identity� or not, it was primarily Southern men who lead Missouri �both Union and Confederate�during the war and the crisis that preceded it, and that a great many �Southern men� went with the Union because they saw it as the best hope for maintaining slavery in Missouri.

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