A Civil War treasury: being a miscellany of arms and by Albert A. Nofi

By Albert A. Nofi

A Civil struggle Treasury supplies a deeper figuring out of the human part of the battle and its extra technical points to boot. the decisions are prepared in a approximately chronological order and there's a short creation to every bankruptcy which outlines the valuable advancements of every yr of the warfare.

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Though initially resisted even in the North, the Abolitionist movement grew steadily. Slavery came under fire in books and plays and songs, in sermons and editorials and lectures. Southerners continuously tried to defend the institution, but slavery was indefensible, regardless of the Page 17 arguments advanced. In the end, the advocates of slavery converted only themselves, while its opponents gradually converted most Northerners and not a few Southerners. The impact of the debate over slavery was tremendous, totally distorting legitimate concerns over states' rights, concerns which even Northern states possessed, but concerns which would never have become so inflammatory save for slavery.

Reviewing the actions which the acting post com- Page 21 mander had taken in his absence, the post commander came upon the correspondence between the latter and the quartermaster, that is, between Mr. Bragg and Mr. Bragg, with the result that he cried out, "My God, Mr. " Page 22 The Men Winfield Scott The most distinguished American soldier between Washington and the Civil War, Winfield Scott (17861866), was born near Petersburg, Virginia. As a young man he briefly attended William and Mary College, but left in 1805 because he disapproved of the irreligious sentiments of most of his fellow students.

Houston's years in office were difficult ones. He openly opposed secession, believing it would be a disaster for the South, and remained staunchly Unionist to the end. When, in March of 1861, he refused to endorse the Ordinance of Secession and would not take the oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, he was removed from office in an illegal proceeding. Houston died a broken man in 1863, with "Texas" on his lips, one of the forgotten heroes of the Civil War. Dennis Hart Mahan Although raised in Virginia, Dennis Hart Mahan (18021871) was born in New York.

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