History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 by James Ford Rhodes

By James Ford Rhodes

On April 12, 1861, the 1st photographs have been fired in a clash that might develop into the bloodiest conflict to have ever happened on American soil.

it can proceed to rage around the states for an additional 4 years.

during this Pulitzer Prize profitable heritage of that interval James Ford Rhodes absolutely explains its motives, occasions and effects.

From the instant of secession by means of the southern states via to Lee’s give up, Rhodes encompasses the whole narrative of the clash during this single-volume history.

Rhodes presents vibrant pix of the most leaders of the struggle in addition to their activities, either at the battlefield and within the political discussions occurring in Washington and Richmond.

wealthy in scholarship and written in engrossing variety History of the Civil conflict, 1861-1865 is key studying for an individual with an curiosity 19th century American history.

"Well precious of the welcome." — American ancient Review

James Ford Rhodes used to be an American industrialist and historian born in Cleveland, Ohio. After incomes a fortune within the iron, coal, and metal industries via 1885, he retired from enterprise and spent the remainder of his lifestyles writing at the heritage of the US. His most renowned paintings was once History of the Civil warfare, 1861-1865, which gained a Pulitzer Prize, and was once released in 1917. He died in 1927.

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Dana, C. ; 255, 257; on Chattanooga, 296, 297, 299; on Wilderness, 309; on suspension of attrition policy, 322; on occupation of Richmond, 434. Dana, R. , on Grant’s appearance, 305. ; on British attitude, 285; removes Johnston, 332, 412; and suspension of writ of habeas corpus, 392; as administrator, comparison with Lincoln, 396, 429; on March to the sea, 408; public discontent, 415; influence, blind hopefulness, 416; opposes submission, 419; on evacuation of Charleston, 425; and evacuation of Richmond, 432.

See also London Times. Democratic party, policy in Northwest, 201; and arbitrary arrests, 349, 353; Copperheads and War Democrats, 350; spokesmen, 351; character and justification of opposition, 351–353. See also Elections. Desertion, in Confederate army, 382–384. Dicey, Edward, on Anglo-Saxon relations, 67. Dickens, Charles, Southern sympathy, 278. Direct tax, 47. Disraeli, Benjamin, and Northern reverses, 278. District of Columbia, abolition of slavery, 149. See also Washington. Donelson, Fort, importance, 86, 87; failure of naval attack, 87; Confederate sortie, 88, 89; Grant’s prompt action, 89; Federal charge, 90; surrender, 91; effect, 91, 94; credit, 92; not followed up, 94, 97.

Illinois, action of Democratic legislature, 201. Immigration, and the army, 302, 331; and agriculture, 348. Imperial, inaugurates reopening of the Mississippi, 258. Impressment, in South, 386–389. Income tax, 47, 148. Indiana, action of Democratic legislature, 201; in election of 1864, 338. Intervention. See Mediation. Iron, scarcity in South, 369, 374–377. Island No. 10, capture, 124. Jackson, T. , at Bull Run, “Stonewall,” 39; Valley operations, 127– 131; character, 128; effect of operations, 131; on Lee, 134; Seven Days, 135–137, 141; love of fighting, 141; Second Bull Run, 160; Antietam campaign, 167, 169; Chancellorsville, 214–218, 220; mortally wounded, 216.

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