lew wallace and the civil war: politics and
... eventual enthusiastic abolitionism, along with his status
as a Republican, affected his assignments as a general.
Such a conversion made the political general an excellent
candidate for administrator of the Middle Department,
including the slave state of Maryland, later in the war.
Wallace’s relatio ...
the rise and fall of General George B. McClellan.
... Unites States Military Academy at West Point to gain a clearer picture of who was in the
army at the start of hostilities. For comparative purposes, the chapter further delves into
what was happening in the lives of two generals that would later lead the Union to
victory, Ulysses S. Grant and Willia ...
My will is absolute law“ General Robert H. Milroy and
... The story of Winchester, Virginia during the Civil War revolves around repeated
military occupation. Situated in Virginia’s Lower Shenandoah Valley, Winchester
thrived as a business community prior to the Civil War. All of the area’s major roads
converged on the town, and the strategic location that ...
a strong mind: a clausewitzian biography of u
... fellow graduates from West Point. A few of Grant’s fellows saw through the façade.
Confederate General R. S. Ewell knew Grant from West Point and Mexico and hoped the
North would overlook Sam Grant: “I should fear him more than any of their officers.”
Later in the war James Longstreet took issue wit ...
Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks
... War, and a few names were post–Civil War names, in
cases in which the vessel was raised and refitted. Some
vessels served in both the Union and Confederate navies
or as commercial vessels on both sides. Blockade-runner
names were frequently changed to deceive Union spies, so
there is frequently some ...
A Mainer From Rockland: Adelbert Ames in the Civil War.
... navy continued to bombard Fort Fisher, half the landing force, a division from the TwentyFourth Corps, captured the Fourth and Eighth North Carolina reserve battalions and a battery of
Confederate artillery, then quickly established a defensive line, while moving a brigade forward
to attack. However ...
civil war web - Web Sources for Military History
... U.S. history from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and is a former
project manager for the New York Times on the Web and the former associate director of the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of
RICHARD JENSEN is professor emeritus of histor ...
Jenkins` Ferry Pres plan Draft.indd
... Edmund Kirby Smith’s Confederate army caught Gen. Frederick Steele’s Union army
south of Leola, Arkansas. The Union forces held off the Confederates that day, allowing
the Union army to escape into the Saline River bottom. On April 30, 1864, Union infantry
repulsed a succession of Confederate attack ...
gettysburg to appomattox: the south`s critical
... and I found them at the battle of Gettysburg. My studies led me to analyze the elements
which clearly showed the failure mode of the Confederacy, and place them in my book.
The battle of Gettysburg was only part of the series of failures for the
Confederates. Other battles, near the conclusion of th ...
a PDF version of the guide to Virginia`s Civil War.
... Atkinson, John Wilder, Notes, ca. 1900. 1 item. Mss7:1W9703:1.
This collection consists of notes by John Wilder Atkinson (1830–1910) concerning the
secession of North Carolina and Virginia and the death of Henry Lawson Wyatt (d. 1861)
of the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment at the battle of Big ...
Fall 1862 at Fairfax Court House
... ordered out of Northern Virginia and made its slow and difficult march to
Fredericksburg where it arrived following that devastating battle on December
11th-15th. It wintered in Stafford Court House.2
—”I goes to fight mit Sigel”
MAINTAINING ORDER IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS: ROBERT E
... writing that has impeded further inquiries into military aspects of the Civil War,
including Lee’s staff. As seen in the writings of Russell Weigley and others, many
historians are now arguing that the battles and campaigns of the Civil War were irrelevant
to its outcome. According to this line of r ...
UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ ROBERT E. LEE IN LOVE AND WAR
... The Civil War that took place in the United States between years 1861 – 1865 was an
event of paramount importance in the history of the nation. It has been argued that the
war was a turning point for the United States, with several historians (e.g. Foote
1974:1042, McPherson 1988:859) even arguing t ...
this Thesis or Dissertation
... to the other members of my committee (Ray Stephens, J. B. Smallwood, Robert LaForte,
William Painter, and Richard Ruderman) for their scholarly advice over the years.
View - OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center
... The essay’s organizational structure follows a chorological progression inspired
by the work of David Blight, Timothy B. Smith, and Thomas J. Brown. The remainder
of the introduction presents a brief account of the battle itself, its significance in the war,
and early efforts at reporting and commem ...
John Bell Hood: Extracting Truth from History
... Nashville, he could not afford to wait for his third corps. It would have arrived after
dark, and placing artillery under those conditions would have been problematic and time
consuming. By daylight, as Hood knew, Schofield would have been gone.
Historian Thomas Connelly condemns Hood’s aggressivene ...
the rhetoric of destruction: racial identity and
... argument that enlisted soldiers in the Civil War era selectively waged total war using race
and cultural standards as determining factors. A comparative analysis of the treatment of
noncombatants throughout the United States between 1861 and 1865 demonstrates that
nonwhites invariably suffered great ...
“`REBELS AGAINST A REBELLION`: SOUTHERN UNIONISTS IN
... Salisbury military prison cemetery, he did not mention others who were imprisoned there during
the war: the uncompromising, stalwart southern unionists. Upon reading this chapter of
Horwitz’s fascinating tour of the former Confederacy, I puzzled over how despite his wellmeaning and dedicated attemp ...
The Battles for Chattanooga, 1863-1865
... continued to join the expanding and messy battle with a rough fighting front along
Brotherton Road. The Confederates were able to seize the La Fayette Road briefly but
were pushed back again by Union Colonel John T. Wilder‘s ―Lighting Brigade.‖ The day
ended with confused and bloody night fighting b ...
`THAT MYSTIC CLOUD` Civil War Memory in the Tennessee
... Recollections of the Civil War —through what Warren termed the ‘mystic cloud’
of memory—have often been an imperfect representation of history. As David W. Blight
has observed, Americans’ fascination with the war has more often focused on its “music
and pathos” than “its enduring challenges, the the ...
The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators
... There is no small irony in the fact that Hartranft and his comrades in the
Union army—while successful in preempting Maryland secession—enraged
many Marylanders, with deadly effect. Some went “underground,” like the
talented artist Adalbert Johann Volck, who secretly published scathing antiLincoln ...
Confederate Nationalism in Georgia, Louisiana, and Virginia During
... Savannah, the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, and at the Historic New Orleans
Collection and Tulane University in New Orleans. The Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship
from the Virginia Historical Society and two graduate student Mellon research fellowships from
the College of Arts and Scie ...
The First Maine Heavy Artillery - Thesis
... adjust their perceptions of bravery, courage, honor, and duty gradually to a point where
they could coolly retreat under fire without panic or shame, quickly re-form and continue
fighting, or in some cases, refuse to charge.12 The men of the First Maine Heavy Artillery
and the other Heavy Artillery ...
Battle of Lewis's Farm
The Battle of Lewis's Farm (also known as Quaker Road, Military Road, or Gravelly Run) was fought on March 29, 1865, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia near the end of the American Civil War. In climactic battles at the end of the Richmond–Petersburg Campaign, usually referred to as the Siege of Petersburg, starting with Lewis's Farm, the Union Army commanded by Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant dislodged the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia commanded by General Robert E. Lee from defensive lines at Petersburg, Virginia and the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. Many historians and the United States National Park Service consider the Battle of Lewis's Farm to be the opening battle of the Appomattox Campaign, which resulted in the surrender of Lee's army on April 9, 1865.In the early morning of March 29, 1865, two corps of the Union Army of the Potomac, the V Corps (Fifth Corps) under Major General Gouverneur K. Warren and the II Corps (Second Corps) under Major General Andrew A. Humphreys, moved to the south and west of the Union line south of Petersburg toward the end of the Confederate line. The Confederate defenses were manned by the Fourth Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia under the command of Lieutenant General Richard H. Anderson. The corps only included the division of Major General Bushrod Johnson.Turning north and marching up the Quaker Road toward the Confederate line, Warren's lead brigade, commanded by Brigadier General Joshua Chamberlain, engaged three brigades of Johnson's division at the Lewis Farm. Reinforced by a four-gun artillery battery and later relieved by two large regiments from the brigade commanded by Colonel (Brevet Brigadier General) Edgar M. Gregory, the Union troops ultimately forced the Confederates back to their defenses and captured an important road junction. Chamberlain was wounded and narrowly escaped capture. Union Colonel (Brevet Brigadier General) Alfred L. Pearson was awarded the Medal of Honor 32 years later for his heroic actions at the battle.Casualties were nearly even at 381 for the Union and 371 for the Confederates, but as the battle ended, Warren's corps held an important objective, a portion of the Boydton Plank Road at its junction with the Quaker Road. Within hours, Major General Philip Sheridan's cavalry corps, which was still acting apart from the Army of the Potomac as the Army of the Shenandoah, occupied Dinwiddie Court House. This action also severed the Boydton Plank Road. The Union forces were close to the Confederate line and poised to attack the Confederate flank, the important road junction of Five Forks and the two Confederate railroad lines to Petersburg and Richmond that remained open to the two cities.On April 2–3, 1865, the Confederates evacuated Petersburg and Richmond and began to move to the west. After a number of setbacks and mostly small battles, but including a significant Confederate defeat at the Battle of Sailor's Creek on April 6, 1865, Lee surrendered his army to Grant and his pursuing Union Army on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, about 25 miles (40 km) east of Lynchburg, Virginia. By the end of June 1865, all Confederate armies had surrendered and the Confederacy's government had collapsed.