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Title:
History of the Civil War, 1861-1865
Author:
Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927.
Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxix, 486 pages : maps ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1961.
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/dover031/99040604.html
ISBN:
9780486409009
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Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1917, this volume is widely regarded as the first unbiased history of the Civil War and one of the best single-volume studies. It is remarkable for its scholarly research, objectivity, and engrossing narrative style. "Well worthy of the welcome." -- American Historical Review. Index. Notes. 2 maps. New introduction.


Table of Contents

E. B. Long
Chapter I The Great Factor in Destruction of Slaveryp. 1
Theory of South Carolinap. 2
Crittenden Compromisep. 3
Southern Confederacyp. 5
Lincoln's Inaugural Addressp. 6
Anderson and Fort Sumterp. 7
Seward's Foreign Policyp. 8
Bread for Andersonp. 11
Bombardment of Fort Sumterp. 13
Rising of the Northp. 16
Baltimore Riotp. 17
The Blockadep. 20
Supposed Danger to Washingtonp. 21
The Border Statesp. 24
The Civil Warp. 26
Unpreparednessp. 30
Jefferson Davisp. 34
Lincolnp. 35
"On to Richmond"p. 36
Battle of Bull Runp. 39
The President's Couragep. 43
Chapter II Congressp. 47
Slavery the Cause of the Warp. 49
Fremontp. 50
McClellanp. 56
Great Britain's Actionp. 64
English Sentimentp. 65
Mason and Slidellp. 70
English Precedentsp. 75
Lincoln and Sewardp. 79
Surrender of Mason and Slidellp. 82
Chapter III Simon Cameronp. 84
Edwin M. Stantonp. 85
Fort Donelsonp. 87
Surrender of Donelsonp. 91
Ulysses S. Grantp. 92
McClellan's Dalliancep. 95
Grant and Halleckp. 96
Grant and Sherman Surprised at Shilohp. 98
Battle of Shilohp. 101
Lincoln and Grantp. 108
The Blockadep. 110
The Merrimacp. 111
The Monitorp. 114
Farragut--Foxp. 118
Farragut's Capture of New Orleansp. 119
McClellan's Peninsular Campaignp. 125
Stonewall Jackson's Campaignp. 128
"The Great Scare"p. 130
Battle of Fair Oaksp. 132
Robert E. Leep. 133
Battle of Gaines's Millp. 135
McClellan's Demoralizationp. 139
Lee and McClellanp. 140
Lee and Jacksonp. 141
Seven Days' Battlesp. 143
Chapter IV Legal-Tender Actp. 146
Lincoln's Attitude to Slaveryp. 149
Preliminary Emancipation Proclamationp. 152
Lincoln and Greeleyp. 154
"Three Hundred Thousand More"p. 155
Pope and Halleckp. 157
Pope's Defeatp. 160
McClellan Again in Commandp. 162
Lee's Invasion of Marylandp. 164
Battle of Antietamp. 170
Proclamation of Emancipationp. 171
Chapter V Fall Elections of 1862p. 175
Alarm in Cincinnatip. 176
Buell and Mortonp. 178
McClellan's Removalp. 180
Unfortunate Choice of Burnsidep. 182
Battle of Fredericksburgp. 184
The Cabinet Crisisp. 187
Lincoln's Sagacityp. 192
Lincoln--Chasep. 194
Lincoln--Sewardp. 196
Battle of Stone's Riverp. 199
Action of Congressp. 202
Popular Feeling and Actionp. 205
Hooker in Commandp. 207
Battle of Chancellorsvillep. 211
Effect of Chancellorsvillep. 221
Chapter VI Lee's Invasion of Pennsylvaniap. 225
Meade Succeeds Hookerp. 231
Battle of Gettysburgp. 233
Pickett's Chargep. 237
Lee--Meadep. 244
Lincoln--Meadep. 246
Grant's Expedition Against Vicksburgp. 247
Vicksburg Campaignp. 251
Grantp. 254
Surrender of Vicksburgp. 257
Chapter VII English Sentimentp. 261
The Alabamap. 263
English Mediation Proposedp. 268
Gladstonep. 269
Charles Francis Adamsp. 270
Earl Russellp. 271
The Emperor of the Frenchp. 272
Anti-Slavery Sentimentp. 273
The Times--Saturday Reviewp. 276
Grote--Carlylep. 277
Dickens--Trollope--Tennysonp. 278
Iron-Clad Ramsp. 279
England and Francep. 285
Chapter VIII New York Draft Riotp. 288
Meadep. 291
Battle of Chickamaugap. 294
Grant in Commandp. 296
Thomas--Grantp. 297
Battle of Chattanoogap. 298
Recruits Wantedp. 300
Grant--Sherman--Thomas--Sheridanp. 302
Chapter IX Grantp. 303
Grant's Wilderness Campaignp. 306
Battle of Cold Harborp. 311
Chattanooga--Atlanta Campaignp. 314
Sherman--Thomasp. 317
Lincoln--Chasep. 318
Grant's Campaignp. 320
Lincoln Renominatedp. 321
Chapter X Lincoln--Grantp. 323
Washington in Dangerp. 326
Disappointment in Grantp. 328
Men Wantedp. 331
Johnston--Hoodp. 332
Yearning for Peacep. 333
Dissatisfaction with Lincolnp. 334
Battle of Mobile Bayp. 336
Capture of Atlantap. 337
Sheridanp. 338
Lincoln Reelectedp. 339
Chapter XI Life at the Northp. 341
Privations of the Warp. 342
Postage Stamps Currencyp. 343
Fractional Currencyp. 345
Gloom--Despairp. 346
Business Activityp. 347
Arbitrary Arrestsp. 348
Copperheadsp. 350
Seymour--Vallandighamp. 351
The Democratsp. 351
Arbitrary Arrestsp. 354
Sanitary Fairsp. 357
Trade with the Southp. 358
Grave Financial Positionp. 360
The Northern Governorsp. 361
Stanton--Lincolnp. 363
Chapter XII Discomfort at the Southp. 366
Lack of Tea and Coffeep. 367
Lack of Bread and Meatp. 369
Difficulty of Transportationp. 370
The Age of Ironp. 374
Munitions of Warp. 377
Blockade Runningp. 378
The Negro Slavesp. 381
Conscription at the Southp. 382
Carnival of Fiat Moneyp. 384
High Prices in the Confederacyp. 386
Impressment Imperativep. 387
The Southern Womenp. 389
Distress and Privationsp. 389
Religious Feeling Southp. 391
Comparison Between South and Northp. 392
North--a Dictatorshipp. 394
South--a Socialized Statep. 395
Davis--Lincolnp. 396
Chapter XIII Sherman--Thomasp. 398
Sherman's March to the Seap. 400
Living on the Countryp. 404
Destructionp. 405
The Negroesp. 408
Savannah Takenp. 409
Grant--Thomasp. 410
Battle of Nashvillep. 411
Thirteenth Amendmentp. 413
Distress in the Confederacyp. 414
Lee--Jefferson Davisp. 416
Hampton Roads Conferencep. 417
Lincoln's Magnanimityp. 420
Chapter XIV Sherman's March Northwardp. 422
South Carolinap. 424
Sherman's Armyp. 426
Lincoln--Grant--Shermanp. 428
Grant--Leep. 431
Evacuation of Richmondp. 432
General Lee's Surrenderp. 434
Assassination of Lincolnp. 437
The End of the Warp. 437
Notesp. 439

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