The Civil War: The Second Year Told By Those Who Lived It (Library of America, Volume 221)

Additional contributors: Lewis H. Steiner, James Richmond Boulware, Alpheus S. Williams, George W. Smalley, Rufus R. Dawes, David L. Thompson, Samuel W. Fiske, Clifton Johnson, Mary Bendinger Mitchell, Ephraim Anderson, L. A. Whitely, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oscar L. Jackson, Charles B. Labruzan, J. Montgomery Wright, Sam R. Watkins, Francis Preston Blair, George G. Meade, Orville H. Browning, Henry Livermore Abbott, Walt Whitman, Louisa might Alcott, George Templeton powerful, Cyrus F. Boyd, Samuel Sayer, Pearl P. Ingalls, Jacob G. Forman, Ira S. Owens, Lot D. younger, Ambrose E. Burnside, Benjamin Rush Plumly

The Library of America's bold four-volume sequence keeps with this quantity that lines occasions from January 1862 to January 1863, an unforgettable portrait of the an important 12 months that became a secessionist uprising right into a struggle of emancipation. together with 11 never-before- released items, listed here are greater than a hundred and forty messages, proclamations, newspaper tales, letters, diary entries, memoir excerpts, and poems by way of greater than 80 contributors and observers, between them Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. furnish, George B. McClellan, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Clara Barton, Harriet Jacobs, and George Templeton powerful, in addition to squaddies Charles B. Haydon and Henry Livermore Abbott; diarists Kate Stone and Judith McGuire; and battle correspondents George E. Stephens and George Smalley. the choices contain bright and haunting narratives of battles-Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, the gunboat conflict at the Western rivers, Shiloh, the Seven Days, moment Bull Run, Antietam, Iuka, Corinth, Perryville, Fredericksburg, Stones River-as good as firsthand money owed of existence and loss of life within the army hospitals in Richmond and Georgetown; of the effect of struggle on Massachusetts cities and Louisiana plantations; of the struggles of runaway slaves and the mounting fears of slaveholders; and of the deliberations of the cupboard in Washington, as Lincoln moved towards what he may name "the crucial act of my management and the good occasion of the 19th century": the innovative proclamation of emancipation.

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