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The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It (Library of America, Volume 212)

The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It (Library of America, Volume 212)

Language: English

Pages: 689

ISBN: 1598530887

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Original year of publication: 2011

Additional contributors:Benjamin Moran, Irvin McDowell, Montgomery C. Meigs
(These contributors are listed here because the form ran out of space.)

After 150 years the Civil War is still our greatest national drama, at once heroic, tragic, and epic-our Iliad, but also our Bible, a story of sin and judgment, suffering and despair, death and resurrection in a "new birth of freedom." Drawn from letters, diaries, speeches, articles, poems, songs, military reports, legal opinions, and memoirs, The Civil War: The First Year gathers over 120 pieces by more than sixty participants to create a unique firsthand narrative of this great historical crisis. Beginning on the eve of Lincoln's election in November 1860 and ending in January 1862 with the appointment of Edwin M. Stanton as secretary of war, this volume presents writing by figures well-known-Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Mary Chesnut, Frederick Douglass, and Lincoln himself among them-and less familiar, like proslavery advocate J.D.B. DeBow, Lieutenants Charles B. Haydon of the 2nd Michigan Infantry and Henry Livermore Abbott of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and plantation mistresses Catherine Edmondston of North Carolina and Kate Stone of Mississippi. Together, the selections provide a powerful sense of the immediacy, uncertainty, and urgency of events as the nation was torn asunder. Includes headnotes, a chronology of events, biographical and explanatory endnotes, full-color hand-drawn endpaper maps, and an index. Companion volumes will gather writings from the second, third, and final years of the conflict.

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acceptable to all stockholders at the present. I send by this post a copy of Judge Jackson’s recent eulogy upon the life and character of the Hon. Charles J. McDonald. We are all well, and unite, my dearest parents, in warmest love to you both. As ever, Your affectionate son, Charles C. Jones, Jr. What was done at Hinesville last Tuesday? ANGLO-AMERICAN RELATIONS: LONDON, JUNE 1861 Henry Adams to Charles Francis Adams Jr. When Lincoln appointed Charles Francis Adams as the new

American minister to Great Britain, his son Henry accompanied him to London, where he would serve as his father’s confidential secretary. They arrived on May 13, 1861, just as the British government issued a proclamation of neutrality recognizing the Confederates as belligerents under international law, a measure widely seen as a possible prelude to full diplomatic recognition. Adams wrote to his brother in Boston. London 10 June 1861. My dear Charles Your letters, to the family in general

slaves, if any they have, are hereby declared freemen. All persons who shall be proven to have destroyed, after the publication of this order, railroad tracks, bridges, or telegraphs shall suffer the extreme penalty of the law. All persons engaged in treasonable correspondence, in giving or procuring aid to the enemies of the United States, in fomenting tumults, in disturbing the public tranquillity by creating and circulating false reports or incendiary documents, are in their own interests

instruments of war.—Here then is great good news for the people of these Confederate States! These desolations may be stopped! The red tide of life that flows from the veins of your sons may be staunched! Prosperity may again be established!—“What,” exclaims one, “can we entice the enemy from their entrenchments into open field? Then indeed we shall soon destroy them and the remainder will sue for peace!” No my friend, there is no certainty that that would close the war. “What then? shall we

(1879), biography; Democracy (1880), a novel that appeared anonymously; John Randolph (1882), a biography; Esther (1884) a novel that appeared pseudonymously; History of the United States during the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison (1889–91); Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres: A Study of Thirteenth-Century Unity (1904); The Education of Henry Adams (1907). Died in Washington. Sullivan Ballou (March 28, 1827–July 28, 1861) Born in Smithfield, Rhode Island, the son of a merchant

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