The Civil War: The Final Year Told By Those Who Lived It (Library of America, Volume 250)

The Civil War: The Final Year Told By Those Who Lived It (Library of America, Volume 250)

Language: English

Pages: 744

ISBN: 1598532944

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Additional contributors: John H. Stringfellow, Henry Highland Garnet, Emma LeConte, Luther Rice Mills, Frederick Douglass, Charles Sumner, Frances Johnson, Clarissa Burdett, Sallie Brock, William Gordon McCabe, Thomas Morris Chester, Elizabeth Keckly, Sarah Morgan, Jefferson Davis, Stephen Minot Weld, Gordon Granger

This final installment of the highly acclaimed four-volume series traces events from March 1864 to June 1865. It provides an incomparable portrait of a nation at war with itself, while illuminating the military and political events that brought the Union to final victory, and slavery and secession to their ultimate destruction. Here are more than 150 letters, diary entries, memoir excerpts, speeches, articles, messages, and poems by over a hundred participants and observers, both famous and unsung, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Harriet Jacobs, Henry Adams, Elizabeth Keckly, and George Templeton Strong, as well as Union and Confederate soldiers; women diarists from North and South; and freed slaves. The selections include vivid and haunting firsthand accounts of legendary battles and campaigns— the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, the Atlanta campaign, the Crater, Franklin, Sherman’s march through Georgia and the Carolinas—as well as of the desperate conditions inside Andersonville prison; the sinking of the Confederate raider Alabama; the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment; and the struggles of both black and white civilians to survive the harsh and violent downfall of the Confederacy.

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that. Good morning,” I added, as she swept from my room, and, passing out into the street, entered her carriage and drove away. About 7 o’clock that evening I entered the White House. As I went up-stairs I glanced into Mr. Lincoln’s room through the half-open door, and seated by a desk was the President, looking over his notes and muttering to himself. His face was thoughtful, his manner abstracted, and I knew, as I paused a moment to watch him, that he was rehearsing the part that he was to

successful law practice with John Codman Ropes in 1865. Married Anna Lyman Mason, 1873. Lecturer at Harvard Law School, 1870–75, Story Professor of Law, 1875–83, and Royall Professor of Law, 1883–1913. Published Restraints on the Alienation of Property (1883), The Rule against Perpetuities (1886), and The Nature and Sources of the Law (1909). Died in Boston. Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811–November 29, 1872) Born in Amherst, New Hampshire, the son of a farmer. Learned printing trade in Vermont,

Second Division of the Sixth Corps. 72.36–37 Crawford’s . . . Gen. Eustis] Brigadier General Samuel W. Crawford (1829–1892) commanded the Third Division of the Fifth Corps; Brigadier General Henry L. Eustis (1819–1911) led the Fourth Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps. 72.40 Hill] Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825–1865) commanded the Third Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. 73.7 Wadsworth] Brigadier General James S. Wadsworth (1807–1864) commanded the Fourth Division of

departed Hampton Roads on July 5, 1864, to escort the monitor Tecumseh to the Gulf of Mexico where it was to join Farragut’s squadron. The Augusta experienced engine trouble and only made it as far as Pensacola. 390.2 Captain Jenkins] Captain Thornton A. Jenkins (1811–1893), commanding the U.S.S. Richmond, was fleet captain of Farragut’s squadron. 391.14–16 Tecumseh . . . sunk] The explosion and sinking killed 94 members of the ship’s crew. 393.16 Mississippi monitors] The monitors

372, 387–88, 417–18, 426–28, 438, 444, 483, 486–88, 518, 536, 548, 550–52, 563–64, 568, 577, 583, 615, 618, 632, 635, 646, 656–59, 661, 675, 728, 732–33; burning of Columbia, 598–608; conscription, 236, 259, 321; defense of Washington, 246–55; exchange of prisoners, 325–32; fall of Richmond, 637–39, 645–47, 649, 652–68; fighting in Shenandoah Valley, 267–70, 320, 322–23, 434–36, 448, 463–64; Fort Pillow massacre, 42–44, 47–50, 52–59; and fugitive slaves, 16–18; General Orders No. 3, 735;

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