By Kevin Hillstrom

ISBN-10: 0787638242

ISBN-13: 9780787638245

This quantity comprises complete and excerpted speeches, money owed, poems, memoirs, and novels reflecting various perpectives in the direction of the Civil conflict, and comprises historical past details on every one record and the influence it had at the public.

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Wartime divisions between families and friends took place all over the country, but were particularly common in the geographic border states. These states—Missouri, Ten18 American Civil War: Primary Sources nessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and Maryland—were geographically located in the center of the country, between the North and the South. They supported slavery, but also contained many people who were fiercely pro-Union in their views. In addition, these states and other nearby regions like the Kansas Territory and southern Indiana and Illinois featured populations with roots in both the North and South.

I heard afterward that the enemy loudly cheered Anderson for his persistency under such adverse [difficult] circumstances. The scene at this time was really terrific. The roaring and crackling of the flames, the dense masses of whirling smoke, the bursting of the enemy’s shells After leaving Fort Sumter, Doubleday continued to serve in the Union Army. He fought at some of the Civil War’s greatest battles during the next few years, including the clashes at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.

We did not finish the crop and drove to the barn. Father left me to unload and put out the team [of horses] and went to the house. After I had finished I went in to dinner. ” He had gone right upstairs. I told her what we had heard. She went to him. After a while they came down. Father looked ten years older. We sat down to the table. Grandma wanted to know what was the trouble. Father told her and she began to cry. “Oh my poor children in the South! Now they will suffer! God knows how they will suffer!

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