Frederick Douglass: A Life in Documents (A Nation Divided:

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He was hired to help survey and engineer the new city of Sacramento, He became vice president of California’s first railroad, was appointed commander of the state militia, and even worked as a San Francisco banker until the bank went bust in the Panic of 1857. Bushnell; and the Continental Iron Works of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Despite being a slave when the Civil War broke out, William Jackson was in a position of power which he fully exploited.

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Carry Me Back: The Domestic Slave Trade in American Life

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Slavery is still legal in the United States as a criminal punishment, but is not practiced. C., promoting suffrage for all black men and the education of former slaves. One regiment largely comprised of soldiers from southern Illinois was arrested and placed under guard at Holly Springs, Mississippi, in March 1863 because so many had deserted and the remainder was fraternizing with the enemy. What did Germany contribute to the Spanish Civil War? Meade and his Army of the Potomac east of Richmond and with General Benjamin F.

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Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County

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Flashback, 12, No. 4 (December 1962): 27-28. [re: Prairie Grove] "The Attack of Helena, July 4, 1863." Stand Watie's Cherokee name was De-ga-ta-ga, or "he stands." Of those who did own slaves, most (88%) owned fewer than 20 slaves, and were considered farmers rather than planters. Lamb (1804-1874), mayor of Norfolk, to Gwynn and transcripts of letters, 20 May 1861, from Gwynn to R. Baker (1839-1864), Company F, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry, in camp near Harrison's Landing, Charles City County, Virginia, to his brother James Baker (b. ca. 1846), Mercer County, Pennsylvania, commenting on the Seven Days' Battles and the shift of the Army of the Potomac to Harrison's Landing at the end of the Peninsular Campaign.

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Some Historical Account of Guinea: Its Situation, Produce

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Sanchez against said slave for disturbing the peace of the city on the 30th day of January AD 1861 and contrary to an ordinance to that effect. Sheridan positioned his men and made his headquarters at the Turpin house. Would not separation of the South release the North from all connection with Negro slavery and ensure for it, with its twenty million inhabitants and its vast territory, a higher, hitherto scarcely dreamt-of, development? Why not let the black man fight for his own freedom?

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Proceedings of the Convention of Radical Political

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Pulaski County Historical Review, 11, No. 1 (March 1963): 1-5. "'The War Bulletin': Published at Fayetteville, Ark., Confederate States of America." Recollections of Wisconsin slaves by pioneer settlers. Copp (ca. 1840-1896), Company G, 19th Massachusetts Regiment, to B. Letters, 1862-1864, of Franklin Boffman Cox (1838-1919) and William Reynolds Cox (1836-1912), serving in the Confederate Army, to their family in Lee County, Virginia, consisting of a letter, 23 August 1862, from Franklin Cox to his sister Mollie (Mary) A.

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From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave

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After the war he wrote his account of the attack: The command was to advance at the sound of the bugle. The battle pitted Captain John Hanson McNeill�s (1815-1864) �Rangers� against �Mulligan�s Jackass Battery.� Other McNeill Rangers mentioned include Captain John T. Reserve unit records, 1861-1921 (bulk: 1900-1914) Virginia Department of Confederate Military Records containing rosters, muster rolls, payrolls, powers of attorney, special orders, descriptive lists of pay and clothing, notes, correspondence, regimental histories, pamphlets, certificates issued by the War Department, roll books, field returns, monthly reports, clippings, and other sundry items.

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The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom (The Nathan I.

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That same day public celebrations erupt in Mississippi as the state legislature votes 84-15 to secede. Serving in segregated units like the one shown here, African-Americans fought in nearly 500 Civil War battles. There is one post-war letter written where Andrews invites his father and uncle to visit him while he is stationed in Alexandria, and he writes about the eagerness of the troops to return home. Nathaniel Lyon 's Army of the West was camped at Springfield, Missouri, with Confederate troops under the commands of Brig.

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Sojourner Truth's America

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The Union at the start controlled over 80% of the shipyards, steamships, river boats, and the Navy. Georgians saw a federal government controlled by Northern industrialists who were unresponsive to the problems of their state. Anti-emancipation sentiments were more common in some Illinois counties than in others, and often opinions differed within a given county. The second was intended to start a slave revolt in the South, where only women and children were at home, the idea being to cause the wholesale murder and pillage of the soldier's families at home, thus necitation the return of the soldiers from the field.

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Working Toward Freedom: Slave Society and Domestic Economy

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Mayor Brown and Maryland Governor Hicks implored President Lincoln to send no further troops through Maryland to avoid further confrontations. By the end of the century, thirty-five states, including California, had in their constitutions prohibitions against lotteries and no state permitted the operation of lotteries. This series, however, presents equal coverage of both sides of the war. Social advancement was possible but invariably it was done within the senior families of a state, who were the economic, political and legal brokers of their state on behalf of the people in that state.

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Dissertation on Slavery (Civil War)

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A table of contents in the beginning of the volume provides the names of each company represented and the page where the roster can be found. Papers, 1761-1907, of the Miller and Henkel family primarily residing in Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, and Winchester, Virginia, but with lines also living in King William, Roanoke and Washington Counties, Virginia; and Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Rivers and Roads and Points in Between, 13, No. 1 (Winter 1985): 27-28.

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