By Paul M Angle
An extraordinary gallery of over 350 images, many by no means earlier than released, collected from resources North and South. A compact and masterly historical past of the warfare, 12 months through 12 months, observed via notable pictures and interval records. a truly collectible quantity for the pro or novice historian of the Civil conflict.
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Party rallies almost daily. attracted nationwide attention. cally reported, published in full in many two weeks before and afterward, They clarified They were stenographi- some newspapers, summarized in who heard them but not only for those for thoughtful people everywhere the essence of the slavery question. and a political wrong" and that it was the duty of the Federal government to prohibit its extension into the territories. Douglas, on the other hand, proposed the doctrine of "popular sovereignty," by which the inhabitants of the territories themselves would decide whether or not they wanted slavery.
As soon as possible the hastily organized troops were sent to stra- Regiments from Chicago garrisoned Cairo at the junction Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Ohio troops moved toward western Virginia. Southern levies were sent to Tennessee, where they could move north to join with Kentucky if that state should abandon the neutral position which she had assumed. Other Southern forces threatened Harpers Ferry and concentrated in Virginia near the national tegic points. of the capital. For the North, the point of supreme importance was WashingAt all costs the city must be secured against Southern invasion.
Francis W. Pickens, Governor of South Carolina, who will'f^giy guided the events that his predecessor, William H. Gist, had set in motion CONFEDERATE MUSEUM, RICHMOND, VA. Outfitting a Confederate volunteer. From a water color by W. L. She p pard. permitted the garrison to embark on the ships of the expedition and to salute the Stars exploded and killed and Stripes. Ironically the gun firing the a Union soldier, the only casualty of the first salute battle of the war. on Sumter and chagrin at its surrender swept the North.
A Pictorial History of the Civil War Years by Paul M Angle