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I have to admit that I didn't finish A History of the Civil War. It was the first of many, I'm sure, that was so painfully dull that I had to let it go. The book is very detailed about each and every ... Read full review
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Adams advance April artillery attack authority battle BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG BATTLE OF SHILOH blockade Burnside Cabinet campaign capture Carl Schurz Chancellorsville Charleston Chase Chattanooga command Confederate confidence Congress corps cotton Davis defeat Democrats despatch Donelson enemy England Farragut federacy Federal fight fire force gave Gettysburg Grant Halleck Hooker Horace Porter iron-clad Jackson Jefferson Davis Johnston July June Lee's Lincoln Longstreet Mason and Slidell McClellan Meade ment Merrimac miles military movement Navy negroes North Northern officers opinion Pickett's Porter Potomac President proclamation railroad received retreat Richmond river Rosecrans Russell Schurz Secretary senators sent sentiment Seward Shenandoah Valley Sherman slavery slaves Slidell soldiers South Southern Confederacy Stanton Stonewall Jackson success Sumner supplies surrender T. L. Livermore Tennessee Thomas thought tion Treasury Union Army United vessels Vicksburg VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN victory Virginia Washington Welles's Diary wrote
Page 174 - ... that on the first day of january in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixtythree all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the united states shall be then thenceforward and forever free...
Page 413 - No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize, or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.
Page 153 - while I approve the measure, I suggest, sir, that you postpone its issue until you can give it to the country supported by military success, instead of issuing it, as would be the case now, upon the greatest disasters of the war.
Page 435 - Men, we have fought through the war together. I have done the best that I could for you.
Page 197 - And I further declare and make known, that such persons, of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service. And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
Page 91 - Yours of this date, proposing armistice and appointment of commissioners to settle terms of capitulation, is just received. No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
Page 154 - My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.
Page 438 - ... the prize we sought is won. The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring; But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.