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Slaveholding in Northern States
Today I had a curious encounter with a woman who had sought me out as an amateur Civil War historian. She had read the text of a lecture I give on the realities of slaveholding in Middle Tennessee in ...
by Rhea Cole
How dose a northern soldier look like from the civil war and...
how dose a northern soldier look like from the civil war and what weponds they used
by midnight24
How different were Northern soldiers from their Southern cou...
How different were Northern soldiers from their Southern counterparts in their motivations for fighting?
by Guest
Northern Rednecks
Put this in the category of Rednecks Aren't Just From the South. This took place about 15 miles from where I live, but unfortunately I wasn't able to drop by for a peak. It would have been fun. BTW, ...
by Ajhall
Why did some Americans on both sides, especially northern De...
Why did some Americans on both sides, especially northern Democrats oppose the Civil War?
by Guest
The two qualities of the northern and southern armies requir...
The two qualities of the northern and southern armies required from their leaders were what?
by Guest
Were there more Northern born Confederate generals or more Southern born Union generals?
Were there more Northern born Confederate generals or more Southern born Union generals?
by Vale
Can you tell me some facts on why a northern fought in the c...
can you tell me some facts on why a northern fought in the civil war as a southern
by Guest
Civil War Northern Virginia 1861 by William S. Connery
Civil War Northern Virginia 1861 By William S. Connery Price: $19.99 http://astore.amazon.com/souhernewvie-20/detail/1609493524 In the mid-nineteenth century, Arlington was an eleven-hundred-acre ...
by dylan
Northern Cotton Industry
While this photo is ca.1880, it had not changed at all since the Civil War. The mill building pictured is still standing in Lewiston, ME and still produced textiles using the same basic technology as ...
by Ajhall
Northern Rule and Ruin
Northern Rule and Ruin From: Bernhard Thuersam The South was a dominant force in American government for most of its existence since the Revolution, its leaders preeminent as presidents, jurists ...
by dylan
Northern slavery
why did the north want to end slavery during the civil war, and did any northerners own slaves? :huh:
by Michaela Denning
The South in Northern Eyes, 1831 to 1861, Howard Floan
Author Howard R. Floan noted the “tendency, stubbornly persistent even in our own time, to mistake the planter aristocracy for the entire South, to envision the Southerner simply as the ...
by dylan
Southern Yankees vs. Northern Yankees
Southern Yankees in Pursuit of Sordid Pelf From: Bernhard Thuersam Of all the differences manifested between the antebellum North and South, the manufacturing and shipping economy of the former ...
by dylan
A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia
A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia, The Civil War Memoirs of Private David Holt. ed., Thomas D Cockrell and Michael B Ballard, 1995, LSU Press. This is by far my favorite CW book ...
by fstroupe
Remarks by noted historian & principal Leaders re: Northern racial bigotry
Despite the opinions of most historians and Hollywood, the Northern states, before, during, and after the war period, were a very racist and bigoted region, regardless of party affiliation. There ...
by dylan
Northern Businessman Critical of Lincoln’s War
Northern Businessman Critical of Lincoln’s War “ John G. Dun, September 25, 1861: “How does this infernal Black Republican War affect you in a business way? It is playing the h---ll with ...
by dylan
Impatient But Determined Northern Economic Forces Cause War
Impatient But Determined Northern Economic Forces Cause War: “Appealing to his constituents on a platform which included a protective tariff, internal improvements, free homesteads to ...
by dylan
Letters of Two Northern Soldiers in the War
I found the letters of two Northern soldiers, Almer H. Montague and George Dunn here: http://www.montaguemillennium.com/interesting_people/montague_almer_h/union_soldier_index.html Due to their ...
by dylan
The Confederate Half-Brothers, And Brothers-In-Law, Of Mary Todd Lincoln
... he Civil War. The Todd family of Kentucky were slave-owners and committed Confederates. A truth the northern press and Union politicians opposed to Mr.Lincoln's war efforts, never let the Country ...
by EastTennessee1948
The Social Dip, Southern Women Loved Their Snuff
In her article, 'The "Social Dip": Tobacco Use by Mid-19th Century Southern Women" Vicki Betts chronicles tobacco use by Southern women. Her intent is to provide background information for ...
by Rhea Cole
The economic causes of the civil war
I have lately come to the opinion that slavery per se had nothing to do with starting the war, rather, economics is at the heart of the issue. The South was a voting bloc in the Congress and ...
by Seamuson
Did the Dred Scott Decision Actually Cause the War?
I recently made a comment in a post to the effect that if you didn't study American politics for the 40 or so years leading up to the secession of the Southern states, there was no way you could ...
by fstroupe
Rich Man's War: Poor Man's Bounty Jumping
Rich Man’s War. Poor Man’s Fight. How often these few simple words have been bandied about over the years when attempting to capture some of the more mercenary aspects of the ...
by Taylor
General Robert E. Lee’s Ceremonial Sword
On the 9th of April 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee put on his best dress uniform and donned his ceremonial sword then set of on his horse Traveler. His distention was the home of Wilmer and ...
by Ron S.
So West Virginia was a "Free State"?!
Some Northern defenders in the Civil War Talk forum are claiming that when West Virginia was admitted to the Union in June 1863, it was a free state! A "free state"? Really? When West Virginia ...
by Mike Griffith
The Civil War's Influence On The Life Theodore Roosevelt
View of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession, April 25, 1865, showing the home of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt at the corner of Broadway and Union Square in New York. Two children are ...
by EastTennessee1948
John Salling : The Confederacy's Last "Peter-Monkey"
There's no debate that John Salling died on March 15, 1959. What is up for debate, is the year he was born. At the time of his death, he was recognized as one of the last three surviving veterans ...
by EastTennessee1948
Confederate Battle Flag Carried By The 13th North Carolina Infantry
Formerly the 3rd North Carolina Volunteers were formed at Garysburg, North Carolina in May 1861 with 1,100 men recruited in the Counties of Caswell, Mecklenburg, Davie, Edgecombe, and Rockingham. It ...
by EastTennessee1948
Six Months That Destroyed the Confederacy, without firing a shot.
Introduction The six months General William Rosecrans spent in Middle Tennessee after the Battle of Stones River destroyed the Confederacy. The Department of the Cumberland that Rosecrans ...
by Rhea Cole
Adelicia & Isaac Franklin, a real life beauty & the beast.
In my blog, 'Fort Negley; the Confederacy was a Deadman Walking', Signal Officer Captain McClintock describes signalizing from atop the water tower in the garden of Belmont mansion in Nashville. He ...
by Rhea Cole
African Heritage and Southern Hearts : "Free Persons Of Color" and Faithful Servants With The ...
J.W. Comer achieved the rank of 1st Sergeant and was stationed in Mobile and Pollard until 1864. Comer joined the Alabama 27th Infantry Regiment as a Lieutenant in 1864 and followed them to ...
by EastTennessee1948
Slavery: Not Just For The South
African slavery has become such an entrenched stigma of the South that it’s often easy for people to forget that this ‘peculiar
by Taylor
Reluctant Rebels And "Home-Grown Yankees": White Southern Men In The Union Ranks
There were white southern regiments from every Confederate State, with the exception of South Carolina, and there were South Carolina men in other units. Most were good soldiers, many weren't. Very ...
by EastTennessee1948
Christian Revival in the Confederate Armies 1863-1865.
WARNING: this blog post contains material of a religious and spiritual nature. If you are offended and/or amused by such topics, you may return directly to the Forum by clicking HERE. Please ...
by fstroupe
Battle of the Cedars, the Third & General Forrest's Last Battle of Murfreesboro 1864
The last days of fall 1864 in Middle Tennessee were dark, wet, temperatures swapping between freeze & thaw like a whipsaw. No sane person would go camping at that time of year, let alone fight a ...
by Rhea Cole
What Were Confederate Soldiers Fighting For?
As of November 1864, Confederate soldiers were fighting for a government whose president and other leaders were openly advocating emancipating slaves who would serve in the Confederate army and ...
by Mike Griffith
Abner Small's Stylistic Tour de Force Part 1
Abner Small's Haunting Memoir: A Stylistic Tour de Force Author's note: Please take the following for what it's worth. I am not an English professor. My education in college English began and ...
by Ajhall
A Hard man to kill. Architect and Artilleriest R. Snowden Andrews
Born in Washington D.C. on Oct. 29th, 1830. Richard Snowden Andrews was son of Irish immigrant Timothy Patrick Andrews. Timothy Andrews was born in Ireland in 1794, and Immigrated to America with ...
by Mike D.
Different ethnicities that fought in the American Civil War
Cherokee Confederates reunion in New Orleans, 1903 Vale wrote: I was wondering if anyone could tell me about the different ethnicities (Jewish, African American, Native American, Italian, ...
by fstroupe

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