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Judith Lee Hallock, "The Role of the Community in Civil War Desertion" (1983)

THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY
IN CIVIL WAR DESERTION
Judith Lee Hallock
Communities, like individuals, have personalities, and their response to
crises reflect their peculiar characteristics. During the Civil War,
Northern communities played an…

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William T. Sherman, Special Field Orders No. 120, November 9, 1864

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Headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi,
In the Field, Kingston, Georgia, November 9, 1864


... IV. The army will forage liberally on the country during the march. To this end, each brigade commander will organize a good and…

" Man's Noblest Poem is Man's Bravest Deed"

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Say not we have no Poetry! The nation’s daily life struggling ‘gainst adverse fate is in itself a grand unwritten Epic! See yon long line of fresh lipped boys forth with their Mothers’ prayers & blessings on their…

"A Call For Volunteers," January 22, 1862

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This article offered news on a new regiment of volunteers. The reader was assured that this particular regiment would serve the Confederacy honorably.

"A Constitutional Union," North Carolina Standard, July 11, 1860

North Carolina has been for the space of seventy years a member of the federal Union. She entered this great sisterhood of States after mature deliberation. She did so believing she would thereby best promote her own interests, and more effectually…

"A Day Of Blood At Wilmington" Raleigh News and Observer, November 11, 1898

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A DAY OF BLOOD AT WILMINGTON

Negroes Precipitate Conflict by Firing on the
Whites—Manly, the Defamer of White
Womanhood, Escapes—Building of
His Slanderous Paper Gut-
Ted and Burned.

ELEVEN NEGROES WERE KILLED

Three…

"A Few Reflections on Secession," The Daily Herald, November 9, 1860

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It is thought by some persons that a dismemberment of our government is imminent, and almost inevitable; others are more sanguine as to the result of our present difficulties, but all agree that there is some cause for apprehension. The prevailing…

"A Lesson in Geography," Raleigh News and Observer, June 26, 1900

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A LESSON IN GEOGRAPHY

VIRGINIA CONVENTION CALLED TO DISFRANCHISE ALL NEGROES

TENNESSEE NEGROES HAVE NO VOICE IN POLITICS

GEORGIA NEGROES NOT IN IT

SOUTH CAROLINA ALL NEGROES DISFRANCHISED

"A Misnomer," Wilmington Daily Herald, October 26, 1859

Why will Editors persist in calling the late affair at Harper's Ferry an "Insurrection?" We have several papers before us -- published in the State and out of it -- and they nearly all of them allude to it as being an insurrection among the negroes.…

"A Notorious Desperado Killed in North Carolina - A Company of Soldiers After His Confederates - A Defaulting Book-keeper at Chicago," New York Times, December 17, 1870

JACK MCLAUGHLIN, one of a gang of notorious outlaws of Robeson County, and for whose capture large rewards have been offered by the Governor of the State, and the authorities of Robeson County, and killed yesterday, near Vigil, by Henry Biggs.…