Opening of the Civil War

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Nova Publishers, 1999 - History - 291 pages
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Opening of the Civil War is a complete account of the division of the Union from Lincoln's Election Day in November of 1860 to mid-June of 1861. Besides the various phases of secession, the main event centers around Fort Sumter. Lincoln is the main actor upon the stage, but Buchanan plays a prominent role in the proceedings as well. Lee and McClellan are also highlighted. This is the only book that covers this crucial period in such detail. Little used sources paint an exciting story of a march toward Bull Run and other major battles. Details of early encounters are described along with the lives of many generals in a true historical drama in this factual history.
 

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Contents

Lincolns Election
1
Election Aftermath
9
Contention
15
Into December
21
Questions Of Compromise
27
Greeleys advice
35
Secession Winter
45
January of 1861
53
Virginia Leaves
157
Grant
163
Potomac
171
Union and Disunion
177
Lee
185
McClellan
191
Last of April
199
Silk Factories In May
205

Pensacola Harbor
63
North And south
71
Romero Reports
79
February of 1861
87
The Troubled Day
95
STOECKL
103
Inaugural
111
Sherman Meets Lincoln
119
Tradition and Character
127
Countdown to Sumter
133
Fort Sumter
141
Surrender at Fort Sumter
149
Richmond
213
A Confused Soldier
219
May Time
227
Across The Potomac
235
A War Clerk
241
Fort Pickens
249
Gathering armies
257
Big Bethel
265
ROMNEY
273
Hooker
281
Index
287
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