Outcome of the Civil War, 1863-1865

Outcome of the Civil War, 1863-1865

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Outcome of the Civil War, 1863-1865

Outcome of the Civil War, 1863-1865

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Although independent in field and arrangement, this volume is a continuation of the same author's Appeal to Arms (American Nation, XX.), taking up the story at the crisis of midsummer, 1863, and carrying it forward to the cessation of hostilities in April, 1865. The political conditions from which the war came about and the objects for which the contest was waged are set forth in the previous volume, and in greater detail in Chadwick, Causes of the Civil War (American Nation, XIX.). The readjustment after the war is the subject of Dunning, Reconstruction, Political and Economic (American Nation, XXII.).

Interwoven with the narrative of military operations during 1863 are two chapters upon internal conditions: chapter i. on military law and war finance, and chapter iv. on life in war time. The remarkable campaigns on the Tennessee River in the second half of 1863 are described in chapters ii. and iii. Chapters v. and vi. are devoted to the reorganization of the eastern armies under Grant, and the terrible Virginia campaign of 1864. In chapter vii. the western campaign of that year is . . .

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