The Civil War: Voices of Hope, Sacrifice, and Courage

By Gordon Leidner

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it now not for themselves...."-President Abraham Lincoln

The 3rd identify in Gordon Leidner's winning series,The Civil warfare: Voices of desire, Sacrifice, and Courage captures the essence of this bloody and inevitable clash during the insights, inspirations, and wisdoms of these who lived it. that includes greater than 220 prices from either Union and accomplice squaddies and civilians, in addition to excerpts from a few of our country's such a lot enduring speeches, The Civil struggle files the chronology of 1 of the last word turning issues in American history.

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Fifty four —A Southern girl in Rome, Georgia * * * There are just facets to the query. each guy needs to be for the U.S. or opposed to it. There will be no neutrals during this warfare, purely patriots—or traitors! fifty five —Northern Senator Stephen A. Douglas * * * Of the civil battle I say basically this… it truly is Slavery opposed to Freedom; the North wind opposed to the Southern pestilence. I observed in recent times, at a jeweler’s, a slave’s collar of iron, with an iron tongue as huge as a spoon, to enter the mouth. each drop of blood in me quivered!

Now, on the expiration of 4 years, in which public declarations were always known as forth on each aspect and section of the nice contest which nonetheless absorbs the eye and engrosses the energies of the country, little that's new should be provided. The development of our palms, upon which all else mainly relies, is to boot identified to the general public as to myself, and it truly is, I belief, kind of passable and inspiring to all. With excessive wish for the long run, no prediction in regard to it truly is ventured.

Each soldier, approximately, has a servant with him, and an entire lot of spoons and forks, on the way to dwell very easily and skillfully in camp, and eventually to make a splurge in Washington after they shall arrive there, which they count on should be very quickly. fifty four —A Southern lady in Rome, Georgia * * * There are just facets to the query. each guy needs to be for the us or opposed to it. There could be no neutrals during this warfare, in simple terms patriots—or traitors! fifty five —Northern Senator Stephen A. Douglas * * * Of the civil battle I say basically this… it really is Slavery opposed to Freedom; the North wind opposed to the Southern pestilence.

I suggest to obtain the give up of the military of N. Va. at the following phrases, to wit: Rolls of all of the officials and males to be made in reproduction. One replica to receive to an officer distinctive by means of me, the opposite to be retained through such officer or officials as you could designate. The officials to offer their person paroles to not soak up fingers opposed to the govt. of the us till correctly exchanged, and every corporation or regimental commander signal a like parole for the lads in their instructions.

The best Northern politicians…do now not think that there's both braveness or energy sufficient within the South to withstand those efforts… by no means has there been such a chance for secession. 14 —Southern slave proprietor and secessionist Edmund Ruffin * * * [ Slavery is] the Mightiest Engine on the planet for the civilization, schooling, and refinement of mankind. 15 —Confederate common John Brown Gordon * * * now we have the following just one existence to stay, and as soon as to die; and if we lose our lives it's going to possibly do extra for the reason than our lives will be worthy in the other approach.

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