The Negro s Civil WarThe Negro s Civil War

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of Battle Cry of Freedom draws on excerpts from speeches, letters, articles, and official documents to point out the military and political contributions and the feelings of African-Americans ...

Author: James M. McPherson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400033904


Page: 366

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of Battle Cry of Freedom draws on excerpts from speeches, letters, articles, and official documents to point out the military and political contributions and the feelings of African-Americans during the Civil War. Reprint.

The Black Experience in the Civil War SouthThe Black Experience in the Civil War South

regard to the negroes,” wrote a white resident in mid-May. “They are leaving their owners by the hundred.” A few weeks later she reported that “Runaway negroes from the country around continue to come in every day.

Author: Stephen V. Ash

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275985240


Page: 127

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The first book of its kind to appear in a generation, this comprehensive study details the experiences of the black men, women, and children who lived in the South during the traumatic time of secession and civil war. * A helpful introduction provides background on Southern blacks before the war and on how slavery was maintained * Photographs of black Southerners in the Civil War years illustrate the various aspects of their wartime experience * A bibliographical essay discusses other studies of the black Civil War experience for readers who want to explore the subject further

Slavery and the Making of AmericaSlavery and the Making of America

Quoted in McPherson, Negro's Civil War, 166-167. Quoted in McPherson, Negros Civil War, 50. Noah Andre Trudeau, Like Men of War: Black Troops in the Civil War; I862-1865 (Boston: Little, Brown, 1998), 19-20. Higginson, Army Life in a ...

Author: James Oliver Horton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199845453


Page: 256

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The history of slavery is central to understanding the history of the United States. Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that illuminates the human side of this inhumane institution, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves. Readers will discover a wide ranging and sharply nuanced look at American slavery, from the first Africans brought to British colonies in the early seventeenth century to the end of Reconstruction. The authors document the horrors of slavery, particularly in the deep South, and describe the slaves' valiant struggles to free themselves from bondage. There are dramatic tales of escape by slaves such as William and Ellen Craft and Dred Scott's doomed attempt to win his freedom through the Supreme Court. We see how slavery engendered violence in our nation, from bloody confrontations that broke out in American cities over fugitive slaves, to the cataclysm of the Civil War. The book is also filled with stories of remarkable African Americans like Sergeant William H. Carney, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery at the crucial assault on Fort Wagner during the Civil War, and Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, a former slave who led freed African Americans to a new life on the American frontier. Filled with absorbing and inspirational accounts highlighted by more than one hundred pictures and illustrations, Slavery and the Making of America is a gripping account of the struggles of African Americans against the iniquity of slavery.

Andersonville Civil War Classics Andersonville Civil War Classics

A Story of Rebel Military Prisons John McElroy, Civil War Classics. are at night, going twenty-five or thirty miles and back before morning. Very astonishing stories told of things communicated in this way across the length or breadth ...

Author: John McElroy

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9781626816374


Page: 577

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To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Diversion Books is publishing seminal works of the era: stories told by the men and women who led, who fought, and who lived in an America that had come apart at the seams. For men who endured the horrors of the Civil War, Andersonville Prison represented an even more terrifying level of hell. The prisoners starved while disease ran rampant. John McElroy was captured in battle and transferred to Andersonville. This is his eye-opening, bestselling account of his imprisonment in a place where one of every four men died.

Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil WarToussaint Louverture and the American Civil War

Finding that the negroes did not come to me from the settlement, as I had ordered, I immediately went there, found them all about their houses.” The planter noticed the landing of about twenty black soldiers and a white officer, ...

Author: Matthew J. Clavin

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812221848


Page: 238

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At the end of the eighteenth century, a massive slave revolt rocked French Saint Domingue, the most profitable European colony in the Americas. Under the leadership of the charismatic former slave François Dominique Toussaint Louverture, a disciplined and determined republican army, consisting almost entirely of rebel slaves, defeated all of its rivals and restored peace to the embattled territory. The slave uprising that we now refer to as the Haitian Revolution concluded on January 1, 1804, with the establishment of Haiti, the first "black republic" in the Western Hemisphere. The Haitian Revolution cast a long shadow over the Atlantic world. In the United States, according to Matthew J. Clavin, there emerged two competing narratives that vied for the revolution's legacy. One emphasized vengeful African slaves committing unspeakable acts of violence against white men, women, and children. The other was the story of an enslaved people who, under the leadership of Louverture, vanquished their oppressors in an effort to eradicate slavery and build a new nation. Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War examines the significance of these competing narratives in American society on the eve of and during the Civil War. Clavin argues that, at the height of the longstanding conflict between North and South, Louverture and the Haitian Revolution were resonant, polarizing symbols, which antislavery and proslavery groups exploited both to provoke a violent confrontation and to determine the fate of slavery in the United States. In public orations and printed texts, African Americans and their white allies insisted that the Civil War was a second Haitian Revolution, a bloody conflict in which thousands of armed bondmen, "American Toussaints," would redeem the republic by securing the abolition of slavery and proving the equality of the black race. Southern secessionists and northern anti-abolitionists responded by launching a cultural counterrevolution to prevent a second Haitian Revolution from taking place.

Creating Black AmericansCreating Black Americans

Ienkins, Climbing Up to Glory: 4. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 required Union officers to return fugitive slaves to their owners. Butler's refusal was unusual in 1861. Quoted in james M. McPherson, The Negros Civil War: How ...

Author: Nell Irvin Painter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195137552


Page: 458

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Enhanced by nearly 150 images of painting, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and other work by black artists, offers a survey of African American history which covers the predominant political, economic, and demographic conditions of black Americans.

Homelands and WaterwaysHomelands and Waterways

James M. McPherson, liattle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Em (New York City: Oxford University Press, 1988), 378. 65. My thanks to Willard Gatewood for raising this important point. It was true for the Confederacy as well as for the ...

Author: Adele Logan Alexander

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307426253


Page: 720

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This monumental history traces the rise of a resolute African American family (the author's own) from privation to the middle class. In doing so, it explodes the stereotypes that have shaped and distorted our thinking about African Americans--both in slavery and in freedom. Beginning with John Robert Bond, who emigrated from England to fight in the Union Army during the Civil War and married a recently freed slave, Alexander shows three generations of Bonds as they take chances and break new ground. From Victorian England to antebellum Virginia, from Herman Melville's New England to the Jim Crow South, from urban race riots to the battlefields of World War I, this fascinating chronicle sheds new light on eighty crucial years in our nation's troubled history. The Bond family's rise from slavery, their interaction with prominent figures such as W. E. B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington, and their eventual, uneasy realization of the American dream shed a great deal of light on our nation's troubled heritage.

Civil war and reconstruction in AlabamaCivil war and reconstruction in Alabama

This was recognized by Patton and others, whoI however, never dreamed that the negroes would be so successfully exploited by political adventurers, or perhaps they would have pursued a diFl'ereot policy. General Clanton, the leader of ...

Author: Walter Lynwood Fleming

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785518487277



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Why Texans Fought in the Civil WarWhy Texans Fought in the Civil War

... lengthy letter and the many reasons Confederates including Texans fought in the Civil War, the topic clearly mentioned the most is slavery.35 Slavery represented one of the greatest motivations for Texans to fight in the war.

Author: Charles David Grear

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603448093


Page: 256

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In Why Texans Fought in the Civil War, Charles David Grear provides insights into what motivated Texans to fight for the Confederacy. Mining important primary sources—including thousands of letters and unpublished journals—he affords readers the opportunity to hear, often in the combatants’ own words, why it was so important to them to engage in tumultuous struggles occurring so far from home. As Grear notes, in the decade prior to the Civil War the population of Texas had tripled. The state was increasingly populated by immigrants from all parts of the South and foreign countries. When the war began, it was not just Texas that many of these soldiers enlisted to protect, but also their native states, where they had family ties.

The Civil War VeteranThe Civil War Veteran

Yet as Roger L. Ransom and Richard Sutch persuasively argue, one can exaggerate the destruction, if not the distress, wrought by the war in the South.15 The land, which had made the section enormously wealthy before the war, ...

Author: Larry M. Logue

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814752043


Page: 457

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The Civil War Veteran presents a profound but often troubling story of the postwar experiences of Union and Confederate Civil War veterans. Most ex-soldiers and their neighbors readjusted smoothly. However, many arrived home with or developed serious problems; poverty, drug and alcohol addiction, and other manifestations of post traumatic stress syndrome, such as flashbacks and paranoia, plagued these veterans. Black veterans in particular suffered a particularly cruel fate: they fought with distinction and for their freedom, but postwar racism obliterated recognition of their wartime contributions. Despite these hardships, veterans found some help from federal and state governments, through the establishment of a national pension system and soldiers' homes. Yet veterans did not passively accept this assistance—some influenced and created policy in public office, while others joined together in veterans’ organizations such as the Grand Army of the Republic to fight for their rights and to shape the collective memory of the Civil War. As the number of veterans from wars in the Middle East rapidly increases, the stories in the pages of The Civil War Veteran give us valuable perspective on the challenges of readjustment for ex-soldiers and American society.

Journal of the Civil War EraJournal of the Civil War Era

The negros at Mrs. J.P.'s, [Mrs. Joseph Palmer]” wrote Anne Gaillard, “begged that the house might be burned so that their mistress might never be able to come back.” Both women reported with satisfaction that the Yankees had refused, ...

Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469608990


Page: 310

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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 3, Number 4 December 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIAL ISSUE: PROCLAIMING EMANCIPATION AT 150 Articles Introduction Martha S. Jones, Guest Editor History and Commemoration: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150 James Oakes Reluctant to Emancipate? Another Look at the First Confiscation Act Stephen Sawyer & William J. Novak Emancipation and the Creation of Modern Liberal States in America and France Thavolia Glymph Rose's War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War Martha Jones Emancipation Encounters: The Meaning of Freedom from the Pages of Civil War Sketchbooks Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors

Captives in BlueCaptives in Blue

The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy Roger Pickenpaugh. Byrne, Frank L., ed. “A General Behind Bars: Neal Dow in Libby Prison.” In Civil VWzr Prisons, edited by William B. Hesseltine. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1962. —.

Author: Roger Pickenpaugh

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817317836


Page: 303

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Captives in Blue, a study of Union prisoners in Confederate prisons, is a companion to Roger Pickenpaugh’s earlier groundbreaking book Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union, rounding out his examination of Civil War prisoner of war facilities. In June of 1861, only a few weeks after the first shots at Fort Sumter ignited the Civil War, Union prisoners of war began to arrive in Southern prisons. One hundred and fifty years later Civil War prisons and the way prisoners of war were treated remain contentious topics. Partisans of each side continue to vilify the other for POW maltreatment. Roger Pickenpaugh’s two studies of Civil War prisoners of war facilities complement one another and offer a thoughtful exploration of issues that captives taken from both sides of the Civil War faced. In Captives in Blue, Pickenpaugh tackles issues such as the ways the Confederate Army contended with the growing prison population, the variations in the policies and practices inthe different Confederate prison camps, the effects these policies and practices had on Union prisoners, and the logistics of prisoner exchanges. Digging further into prison policy and practices, Pickenpaugh explores conditions that arose from conscious government policy decisions and conditions that were the product of local officials or unique local situations. One issue unique to Captives in Blue is the way Confederate prisons and policies dealt with African American Union soldiers. Black soldiers held captive in Confederate prisons faced uncertain fates; many former slaves were returned to their former owners, while others were tortured in the camps. Drawing on prisoner diaries, Pickenpaugh provides compelling first-person accounts of life in prison camps often overlooked by scholars in the field.

Unholy Rebellion The Civil War Diary of Charles Adam WetherbeeUnholy Rebellion The Civil War Diary of Charles Adam Wetherbee

I started off through the timber with the Negros, and I confess I was a little timid, as I knew that there were a great many ... 86 “Bushwhacking” or ambushing was a common form of guerrilla warfare that occurred during the Civil War.

Author: D. W. Carter


ISBN: 9781483459110



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"I left three years ago to do my part in putting down this unholy rebellion." By 1861, Charles Adam Wetherbee had officially traded his comfortable life as a college student for one that included drafty Sibley tents, long marches in weather and wilderness of all kinds, and bloodshed. A Union infantryman with the Thirty-Fourth Illinois Volunteer Regiment, he survived the battles of Shiloh, Stones River, Liberty Gap, Atlanta, and others. One hundred years later, long after Wetherbee had died, a tattered and faded diary was found at a home in Lawrence, Kansas. The homeowner opened its pages and was astonished to discover that Wetherbee had penned every detail of his daily life during the Civil War. Wetherbee's diary presents a realistic view of what a soldier's life entailed, as the reader is thrust into the firsthand drama of the Civil War as it was endured by enlisted participants. Get a true sense of what the Civil War was like from someone who was there to witness an Unholy Rebellion.

Civil War EyewitnessesCivil War Eyewitnesses

Shaw objected to burning the town , in part because the black soldiers might be discredited in Northern and Southern newspapers . However . Shaw remained fascinated by Montgomery's personality and his concept of waging war .

Author: Garold Cole

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570033277


Page: 271

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A catalogue of 596 firsthand accounts of the American Civil War published as books or periodical articles from 1986 to 1996. This listing includes diaries, letters and memoirs written by soldiers, civilians and foreign travellers. The historical importance of such pieces is also examined.

The Civil War in North Carolina Volume 1 The PiedmontThe Civil War in North Carolina Volume 1 The Piedmont

Tell the negros I am well. Direct your letter to Garysburg N.C. in care of Capt J.B. Andrews 4th ... Source: Civil War Collection, David-son County Historical Museum. The following letter was written by an unknown militiaman from ...

Author: Christopher M. Watford

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616780


Page: 246

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“I think that we can hold our position here against any force that the enemy can bring against us, as we have an admirable position & are all ready. I can give you no idea when the general attack will take place. It may be this evening, tomorrow or at any moment as both parties are apparently ready & we have nothing to do but pitch in.”—Captain Charles C. Blacknall, “Granville Rifles,” Company G, 23rd North Carolina Troops, Yorktown, Virginia, April 22, 1862 This work is a compilation of letters and diary entries (and a few other documents) that tell the Civil War experiences of soldiers and citizens from 29 North Carolina counties: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, and Yadkin. The book is arranged chronologically, 1861 through 1865, and a chart at the beginning of each chapter tells the date, subject, document type (letter, diary entry, or other), author, recipient, and the home county and unit of soldiers.

Tennessee in the Civil WarTennessee in the Civil War

That night there was a room full of negros to sit up—I sent them in refreshments about midnight—coffee, cordial, ... I could not help feeling sorry for the negros—times are so changed with them from what they were before this war.


Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786485673


Page: 292

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The only state designated by Congress as a Civil War National Heritage Area, Tennessee witnessed more than its share of Civil War strife. This collection taken from primary documents—including newspaper accounts, official reports, journal and diary entries, gunboat deck logs and letters—offers rare glimpses of the Civil War as it unfolded in the Volunteer State. Arranged chronologically from April 1861 to April 1865, the accounts chronicle some of the numerous smaller skirmishes of the war and address a variety of topics critical to the civilian population, including health issues, politics, anti-Semitism, inflation, welfare, commodities speculation, refugees, African Americans, Native Americans, and the war’s effect on women. These informative accounts go beyond the customary emphasis on famous generals and big battles to illustrate how the Civil War impacted the lives of those everyday soldiers and Tennessee citizens whose history has become marginalized.

Civil Wars in Peru The war of Las Salinas by Pedro de Cieza de Le nCivil Wars in Peru The war of Las Salinas by Pedro de Cieza de Le n

There was such a tumult among the Indians and the negros belonging to the Spaniards , that they could not understand each other . Alonzo de Alvarado , knowing from the great noise and turmoil that the enemy must have crossed the river ...

Author: Sir Clements Markham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317165491


Page: 328

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Book I of Cieza's chronicle, translated, with an introduction. For other sections of the same source, in volumes variously titled, see Second Series 31 and 42. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1923.

When the Bells Tolled for LincolnWhen the Bells Tolled for Lincoln

City of Conflict: Louisville in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Louisville, KY: Louisville Civil War Round Table, 1962. Mcllwaine, Shields. Memphis Down in Dixie. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1948. McPherson, James M. The Negros' Civil War: How ...

Author: Carolyn Lawton Harrell

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865545871


Page: 136

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Yet in the days after the assassination, Confederates gladdened by Lincoln's death feared Northern reprisals and dared not express their feelings openly. As word spread across the South, however, many ex-Confederates turned to their diaries and journals, where they poured out their fears and wrath with impunity and without restraint.

Of Times and RaceOf Times and Race

See also Michael B. Ballard's The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles (Jackson: University Press of ... The Negros Civil War: How American Negroes Felt and Acted During the Warfor the Union (New York: Pantheon Books, ...

Author: Michael B. Ballard

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617036392


Page: 164

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Of Times and Race contains eight essays on African American history from the Jacksonian era through the early twentieth century. Taken together, these essays, inspired by noted scholar John F. Marszalek, demonstrate the many nuances of African Americans' struggle to grasp freedom, respect, assimilation, and basic rights of American citizens. Essays include Mark R. Cheathem's look at Andrew Jackson Donelson's struggle to keep his plantations operating within the ever-growing debate over slavery in mid-nineteenth century America. Thomas D. Cockrell examines Southern Unionism during the Civil War and wrestles with the difficulty of finding hard evidence due to sparse sources. Stephen S. Michot examines issues of race in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and finds that blacks involved themselves in both armies, curiously clouding issues of slavery and freedom. Michael B. Ballard delves into how Mississippi slaves and Union soldiers interacted during the Vicksburg campaign. Union treatment of freedmen and of U. S. colored troops demonstrated that blacks escaping slavery were not always welcomed. Horace Nash finds that sports, especially boxing, played a fascinating role in blending black and white relations in the West during the early twentieth century. Timothy Smith explores the roles of African Americans who participated in the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the creation of the Shiloh National Military Park. James Scott Humphreys analyzes the efforts of two twentieth-century historians who wished to debunk the old, racist views of Reconstruction known as the Dunning school of interpretation. Edna Green Medford provides a concluding essay that ties together the essays in the book and addresses the larger themes running throughout the text.

The Black Civil War SoldierThe Black Civil War Soldier

Negroes in America since their emancipation. ... of fifteen African American soldiers and sailors who received Medals of Honor for service in the Civil War, American Indian Wars, and SpanishAmerican War: Sergeant John Denny, Co.

Author: Deborah Willis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479826261



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A stunning collection of stoic portraits and intimate ephemera from the lives of Black Civil War soldiers Though both the Union and Confederate armies excluded African American men from their initial calls to arms, many of the men who eventually served were black. Simultaneously, photography culture blossomed—marking the Civil War as the first conflict to be extensively documented through photographs. In The Black Civil War Soldier, Deb Willis explores the crucial role of photography in (re)telling and shaping African American narratives of the Civil War, pulling from a dynamic visual archive that has largely gone unacknowledged. With over seventy images, The Black Civil War Soldier contains a huge breadth of primary and archival materials, many of which are rarely reproduced. The photographs are supplemented with handwritten captions, letters, and other personal materials; Willis not only dives into the lives of black Union soldiers, but also includes stories of other African Americans involved with the struggle—from left-behind family members to female spies. Willis thus compiles a captivating memoir of photographs and words and examines them together to address themes of love and longing; responsibility and fear; commitment and patriotism; and—most predominantly—African American resilience. The Black Civil War Soldier offers a kaleidoscopic yet intimate portrait of the African American experience, from the beginning of the Civil War to 1900. Through her multimedia analysis, Willis acutely pinpoints the importance of African American communities in the development and prosecution of the war. The book shows how photography helped construct a national vision of blackness, war, and bondage, while unearthing the hidden histories of these black Civil War soldiers. In combating the erasure of this often overlooked history, Willis asks how these images might offer a more nuanced memory of African-American participation in the Civil War, and in doing so, points to individual and collective struggles for citizenship and remembrance.