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Personal Recollections of the Civil War By James Madison Stone
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DURING the winter of i860 and 1861 there was great uneasiness felt in the North. The South, through the democratic party, had been the ruling section of the country most of the time since the... More > establishment of the Republic, but at the time of the election in the autumn of i860 a northern political party had won. That party was not only a northern party, but it was an abolition party. The election of an abolition president, Mr. Lincoln, by the North, was at once regarded as a menace to the slave holding interests of the South, which section at once began to make preparations to withdraw from the Union. As the spring months passed and Mr. Lincoln, the new president, took his seat, secession was more and more talked about. Soon the 6th Massachusetts Regiment was attacked in Baltimore. Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor was fired upon. Battalion after battalion of the state militia were being hurried away south for the protection of the Capitol.< Less
The North & the South and Secession: An Examination of Cause and Right By Adam S. Miller
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The first of a four part series by Marian Publications examining the great American conflict of the mid-19th century. A unique examination and presentation from a traditional Catholic historical... More > perspective wherein author Adam Miller examines the cultural, political, and circumstantial causes of what is known as the Civil War, and does so from the Catholic and biblical view of authority. He demonstrates that the idea of the "sovereignty of the people" does not justify the right of secession as most Southerners hold. But a true principle in accord with God's revelation and Natural Law does justify the Southern cause. This book explains what it is. Mr. Miller also addresses numerous questions such as: Who actually began the aggression? - Who was constitutionally in the right? - Was the war really fought over slavery as most Americans think? - Was it a "Civil War" in the true sense of the term? An eye-opening book that will cause a stir in many quarters< Less
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The first of a four part series by Marian Publications examining the great American conflict of the mid-19th century. A unique examination and presentation from a traditional Catholic historical... More > perspective wherein author Adam Miller examines the cultural, political, and circumstantial causes of what is known as the Civil War, and does so from the Catholic and biblical view of authority. He demonstrates that the idea of the "sovereignty of the people" does not justify the right of secession as most Southerners hold. But a true principle in accord with God's revelation and Natural Law does justify the Southern cause. This book explains what it is. Mr. Miller also addresses numerous questions such as: - Who actually began the aggression? - Who was constitutionally in the right? - Was the war really fought over slavery as most Americans think? - Was it a "Civil War" in the true sense of the term? An eye-opening book that will cause a stir in many quarters< Less
The North & the South and Secession: An Examination of Cause and Right By Adam S. Miller
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The first of a four part series by Marian Publications examining the great American conflict of the mid-19th century. A unique examination from a traditional Catholic historical perspective wherein... More > author Adam Miller examines the cultural, political, and circumstantial causes of what is known as the Civil War, and does so from the Catholic and biblical view of authority. He demonstrates that the idea of the "sovereignty of the people" does not justify the right of secession as most Southerners hold. But a true principle in accord with God's revelation and Natural Law does justify the Southern cause. This book explains what it is. Using sound logic Mr. Miller also addresses numerous questions such as: - Who actually began the aggression? - Who was constitutionally in the right? - Where does political authority actually reside in the United States? - Was the war really fought over slavery as most Americans think? - Was it a "Civil War" in the true sense of the term? A truly eye-opening book.< Less
The North & the South and Secession: An Examination of Cause and Right By Adam S. Miller
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In this concise examination of cause and right, Adam S. Miller, using the traditional Christian and biblical principles of authority, using logic, historical fact, and the Constitution,in an... More > easy-to-read manner examines the causes and numerous questions concerning this pivotal conflict in U. S. history. This is the first of a four part series on the conflict between the North and the South. Author Adam Miller examines the cultural, political, and circumstantial causes of what is known as the "Civil War," He demonstrates that the idea of the "sovereignty of the people" does not justify the right of secession as most Southerners hold. But a true principle in accord with God's revelation and Natural Law does justify the Southern cause. This book explains what it is. Using sound logic Mr. Miller also addresses numerous questions such as: - Who actually began the aggression? - Who was constitutionally in the right? - Was the war really fought over slavery as most Americans think? - Was it a "Civil War"< Less
Recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian, and Civil Wars By General Dabney Herndon Maury
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This intriguing memoir follows the life and long military career of the author, from his life as a cadet at West Point and being wounded at Cerro Gordo during the Mexican War to his engagements with... More > Indians, experiences on the Manassas battlefield, and life after the Civil War. Maury, who was a classmate of George McClellan, Ulysses S. Grant and Stonewall Jackson, graduated from West Point in 1846 and went on to serve as a second lieutenant in the Mexican War. Upon the secession of Virginia, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was appointed Colonel of the Virginia Cavalry. After the Civil War ended, Maury explored various careers, ultimately serving as the United States Minister to Columbia. This narrative provides a unique perspective into the life of an extensive military career. It also includes rare sketches of Grant, Jackson and McClellan as West Point cadets.< Less
Chickamauga Dreaming: A Novel on the Civil War's Enduring Impact By William Mathis
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The crucial battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga in 1863 foreshadowed the Confederacy's surrender, and they left the Weston family divided, diminished, scattered, and emotionally scarred for more... More > than a century. Well-hidden secrets and stunning misperceptions play major roles as the Civil War’s aftershocks rumble through five generations, finally reaching Ronayne and his son, Rob. When Rob refuses to emulate his father's fanatical and theatrical devotion to the family's wartime heritage, decades of conflict follow. The Civil Rights Movement’s sweep through the South complicates the relationship. Rob's sympathy for black aspirations jolts his father and fractures the family just as secession had 100 years earlier. Rob runs far away from his father and the South, but after a long and harrowing personal odyssey he is drawn back to his Chickamauga Battlefield roots. There he confronts his demons, counts his gains and losses, and contends with the Civil War's inextricable hold on his life.< Less
The Civil War in America: Fuller's Modern Age, August 1861 By William Howard Russell
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The Civil War in America: Fuller's Modern Age, August 1861 by William Howard Russell. The American Civil War (1861–1865), in the United States often referred to as simply the Civil War and... More > sometimes called the "War Between the States", was a civil war fought over the secession of the Confederate States. Eleven southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ("the Confederacy"); the other 25 states supported the federal government ("the Union"). After four years of warfare, mostly within the Southern states, the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was abolished everywhere in the nation. Issues that led to war were partially resolved in the Reconstruction Era that followed, though others remained unresolved. Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces fired on a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Lincoln responded by calling for a volunteer army from each state to recapture federal property.< Less
The Bluffton Expedition: The Burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, During the Civil War By Jeff Fulgham
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JUNE 4, 1863... As the sun began to set below the horizon across the May River estuary, smoke clouds still billowed from the burning homes and buildings of the town; when it rose on the morning of... More > June 5, it was evident that Bluffton's antebellum way of life had vanished forever. Perhaps in an omen of what was to come for the South, the burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, in 1863 was a prelude to the farewell of the Southern plantation era and of the institution of slavery. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Bluffton had gained national prominence as a hotbed of secessionist activity. The Bluffton Movement was sparked during a fiery political gathering held under a sprawling and magnificent live oak now referred to as the Secession Oak. The movement generated a dangerous whirlwind of political rhetoric that only war and devastation would silence. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jeff Fulgham has served in operations Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.< Less
The Bluffton Expedition: The Burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, During the Civil War By Jeff Fulgham
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JUNE 4, 1863... As the sun began to set below the horizon across the May River estuary, smoke clouds still billowed from the burning homes and buildings of the town; when it rose on the morning of... More > June 5, it was evident that Bluffton's antebellum way of life had vanished forever. Perhaps in an omen of what was to come for the South, the burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, in 1863 was a prelude to the farewell of the Southern plantation era and of the institution of slavery. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Bluffton had gained national prominence as a hotbed of secessionist activity. The Bluffton Movement was sparked during a fiery political gathering held under a sprawling and magnificent live oak now referred to as the Secession Oak. The movement generated a dangerous whirlwind of political rhetoric that only war and devastation would silence. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jeff Fulgham has served in operations Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.< Less