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

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

Gordon Leidner

Language: English

Pages: 176

ISBN: 1402292651

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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

The third title in Gordon Leidner's successful series,The Civil War: Voices of Hope, Sacrifice, and Courage captures the essence of this bloody and inevitable conflict through the insights, inspirations, and wisdoms of those who lived it. Featuring more than 220 quotes from both Union and Confederate soldiers and civilians, as well as excerpts from some of our country's most enduring speeches, The Civil War documents the chronology of one of the ultimate turning points in American history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in heaven.228 —Former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, upon reaching Northern soil for the first time * * * How could we help but falling on our knees, all of us together, and praying God to pity and forgive us all!229 —Union General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Appomattox * * * We are all Americans.230 —Ely S. Parker, Seneca

our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly

University of North Carolina Press, 2006), 222. 19.  W. E. B. DuBois, John Brown: A Biography (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1997), 184. 20.  CWIH, 5. 21.  Rev. J. W. Jones, Personal Reminiscences of General Robert E. Lee (New York: Forge Books, 2003), 438. 22.  Lloyd Lewis, Sherman: Fighting Prophet (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993), 138. 23.  Abrahamson, xv. 24.  ibid. 25.  A. M. Williams, Sam Houston and the War of Independence in Texas (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and

148.  G. B. McClellan, The Civil War Papers of George B. McClellan: Selected Correspondence 1860–1865 (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 1992), 288. 149.  Rufus R. Dawes and Alan T. Nolan, A Full Blown Yankee of the Iron Brigade: Service with the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1890), 90. 150.  Bedwell, 104. 151.  Martin, 66. 152.  Donald J. Meyers, And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War (New York: Algora Publishing, 2005), 133–134.

148.  G. B. McClellan, The Civil War Papers of George B. McClellan: Selected Correspondence 1860–1865 (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 1992), 288. 149.  Rufus R. Dawes and Alan T. Nolan, A Full Blown Yankee of the Iron Brigade: Service with the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1890), 90. 150.  Bedwell, 104. 151.  Martin, 66. 152.  Donald J. Meyers, And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War (New York: Algora Publishing, 2005), 133–134.

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