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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 April artillery attack authority battle BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG BATTLE OF SHILOH Beauregard blockade Buell Bull Run Burnside Cabinet campaign capture Chancellorsville Charleston Chase command Confederate Congress corps cotton Davis defeat despatch Donelson enemy England English Farragut Federal fight fire Fort Donelson Fort Monroe Fort Sumter Fredericksburg Fremont gave Gettysburg governor Grant Halleck Hooker J. H. Wilson Jackson Jefferson Davis Johnston July Lee's Lincoln Longstreet Mason and Slidell McClellan Meade ment Merrimac miles military morning movement Navy North Northern officers opinion Porter Potomac President President's private letter proclamation railroad regiments regnforcements replied retreat Richmond river Russell Schurz Secretary Secretary of War senators sent sentiment Seward Sherman slavery slaves Slidell soldiers South Southern Confederacy Stanton success Sumter surrender T. L. Livermore thought tion Union Army Union troops United Vicksburg 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 16 - I deem it proper to say that the first service assigned to the forces hereby called forth will probably be to repossess the forts, places, and property which have been seized from the Union...
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 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.
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 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 154 - 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. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.