The Peninsula Campaign and the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans and the Fight for Freedom

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INDEX
Abolitionists, 31, 38, 81, 95, 97, 99, 115, 204, 205, 212, 214, 221, 226, 228, 234 (n. 11), 238 (nn. 33, 51), 240 (n. 14); and Lincoln, 64, 179–80, 215–16, 239 (n. 58); and military necessity argument, 63–69, 150–51, 194, 215– 16, 227; and South’s military use of slaves, 6, 55–57, 65, 67, 77–79, 110– 11, 119, 207
Acton, Edward A., 159
Adams, John Quincy, 64
African Americans: and American Revolution, 11–13; and Civil War historiography, 4–5, 7, 230 (nn. 9, 10); in colonial militias, 10–11; in Confederate armies, 5–6, 9, 43–44, 50, 52–53, 55, 76–79, 93–95, 111–15, 132–34, 139, 169–70, 176, 184–85, 198–99, 230 (nn. 11, 12), 248 (n. 21) (see also Body servants); and Confederate fortifications, 28–29, 33, 51–52, 60, 86–87, 100, 107–9, 122, 148–49, 172, 225, 244 (n. 93), 246–47 (n. 59) (see also Slave impressments); and Confederate hospitals, 170–71; daily resistance to slavery of, 22–25; escaping from slavery, 21–22, 33–39, 60–62, 79, 95, 102, 104, 135–36, 146, 158–59, 164–65, 177, 181, 217, 219, 222, 259–60 (n. 24); excited by emancipation and presence of Union troops, 25–26, 29–32, 33–35, 96, 142, 143, 158, 159, 174, 214; free, 12, 16–17, 22, 25, 28–29, 86–87, 89, 136, 149, 217, 221; and hatred of slavery, 18, 45, 48; as hired-out slaves, 21–22; and “laying out,” 22–23, 34, 42, 104, 146; religion of, 24, 47–48, 158; and slave breeding, 19, 232 (n. 33); slave selling, opinion of, 19–21, 45; and Union fortifications, 44–45, 62, 79–80, 216; and Union military intelligence, 81–85, 90–91, 119–21, 127– 31, 127 (ill.), 131 (ill.), 132, 167–69, 177, 182–83, 188, 190, 223, 225, 241 (n. 35), 251 (n. 9); and Union war aims, uncertainty about, 29, 41, 46– 47, 62, 96, 104–5, 141, 159; unloading Union cargo ships, 62, 103, 104, 159, 165, 166 (ill.), 216; and War of 1812, 13–15; and white Southerners, joking/laughing about, 40, 96, 142–43, 174–75
—and Union soldiers: alleged attacks on, 138–41; conversing with and entertaining, 105, 125, 142–43, 174–75; providing sustenance for, 103–4, 143– 44, 157, 159, 217; as servants for, 50, 62, 83–84, 103–4, 136, 161, 175
Alabama troops, 77, 132; 5th infantry, 186
Andrus, Michael J., 1, 4
Anthony, Susan B., 194
Antietam, Battle of, 7, 213
Army of the Potomac, 3, 57, 81–82, 83, 91–92, 98–99, 102, 105, 112, 120–21, 126, 128, 130, 134, 140, 145, 169, 180– 81, 187–89, 191–94, 206, 208, 220, 222, 226. See also Union soldiers
Ashenfelter, Benjamin E., 186
Auchmuty, Richard Tylden, 107, 157–58
Aylett, Roane, 88
Baker, Eliza, 19–21, 137
Baker, Frank, 33–35
Baker, Joseph, 144, 217
Ball, Henry, 83
Balloch, George Williamson, 105, 219
Bane, Charles H., 143
Barker, Tileston A., 211
Beach, William, 144
Beaman, F. C., 154–55
Beauregard, P. G. T., 51, 150

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