The Underground Railroad

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He knew he had to attack, but prepared cautiously. On April 26, the Union troops evacuated Camden and began a long retreat back to Little Rock. New York Infantry 84th Regiment uniform records, 1862-1864 Clothing issue book of the 84th Regiment (a/k/a 14th Regiment) listing name of soldier, date of enlistment, date and type of clothing purchased, issuing individual, and witness. The society spread and it became the target of much criticism.

Bound for the Future: Child Heroes of the Underground

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The manner in which the federal government distributed land to people could have a major impact on the nature of farming in a region. The Confederacy sought to win independence by out-lasting Lincoln; however, after Atlanta fell and Lincoln defeated McClellan in the election of 1864, the hope for a political victory for the South ended. General Johnston believed he did not have a strong enough force to break the Grant siege. Stevens, camp near Charlestown, [West] Virginia, to his wife, Harriet W.

Rites of August First: Emancipation Day in the Black

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Uncle Tom's Cabin helped many 19th-century Americans determine what kind of country they wanted. After several trials in which local and federal courts argued that the slaves were taken as kidnap victims rather than merchandise, the slaves were acquitted. You have to be willing to pound the pavement a little. And as the abolition movement grew, he acquired allies who thought the same way. Specific Battles and Campaigns Jay Monaghan, Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865 (University of Nebraska Press, 1955).

Almost Free: A Story about Family and Race in Antebellum

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Northern leaders during the war agreed that victory would require more than the end of fighting -- it had to encompass the two war goals: secession had to be repudiated and all forms of slavery had to be eliminated. At the end of June 1860, the Japanese envoys departed on the ship Niagara to make their return journey to Japan. The Civil War was an accident brought on by bungling politicians. Grant’s efforts to gain Vicksburg, Mississippi, “the Gibraltar of the West,” were fruitless.

An Address to the abolitionists of Massachusetts, on the

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Grant, meanwhile, slowly extended his superior numbers around Lee's flank, severing the railroads that supplied Richmond and Petersburg and penetrating the Confederate rear. The South was wrong to assume Lincoln intended to free the slaves. A collection of early Pennsylvania oil wells, haphazardly constructed. Whether the federal government was supposed to have substantial powers or whether it was merely a voluntary federation of sovereign states added to the controversy.

An inquiry into the Law of Negro Slavery: To Which Is

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This guide is a starting point for doing research on the topic. Rabbi Morris Raphall of New York’s Congregation B’nai Jeshurun was a dramatic orator and writer who had the distinction of being the first Jewish clergyman to deliver an opening prayer for a session of the United States Congress (February 1, 1860). A regiment of Union cavalry moved south on the road to secure the right flank. From this point on, the South would become the major source of the raw material that fed the industrial revolution in Northern Europe and the Northeastern United States.

The Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common

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Letters to Home: A Collection of Letters of Civil War Union Soldier, William A. By 1850, both the state and cities were licensing gambling establishments to raise money. Finally, you can use “search term” Civil War in PastPerfect, which will identify images, mostly of War monuments and memorials. Topics include The South During the Civil War * The North During the Civil War * African-American Soldiers During the Civil War * Civil War Soldiers’ Stories * The Freedmen * Reconstruction and Rights * The Travails of Reconstruction.

The Public Years of Sarah and Angelina Grimke: Selected

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Lincoln’s political progress and success in the state capital in Springfield, Illinois and the nation’s capital in Washington, D. A crisis was averted when a compromise was reached in the Senate, courtesy of Henry Clay. Letter, 13 December 1861, from Christopher Valentine Winfree (1826-1902) in camp near Centreville, Virginia, to his aunt Elizabeth O. Kerlin (1838-1909) and his son Clarence E. Leaving Louisa, Garfield took command of the 18th Brigade and began his march south on Paintsville.

A House Divided: Slavery and Emancipation in Delaware,

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The Supreme Court, in upholding the Act, argued that extraordinary conditions justified such a law as part of broad military powers. The fort continued to serve as an important US Army harbor defense facility from the Civil War throughout World Wars I and II. Kenly withdrew along the Winchester turnpike beyond Cedarville, Virginia, with Flournoy's cavalry in close pursuit. This topic occasionally comes up, so I'm pulling from readings in "Slaves Without Masters" by Ira Berlin. Vandemark, corporal, 50th New York Volunteer Engineers.

James G. Birney and His Times: The Genesis of the Republican

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It was the Nashville Convention that invigorated talk of secession in the South. Photos of the Annual Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade from 2011. Johnston concerning family news, Richmond society, the captivity of Willliam Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837-1891), Robert E. September 4-9, 1862 - Lee invades the North with 50,000 Confederates and heads for Harpers Ferry, located 50 miles northwest of Washington. Phillips County Historical Quarterly, 3 (June 1965): 5-18. Call to meet at Merchant’s Exchange, 111 Broadway.