A Short History of the Confederate States of America

Endeavour Compass - Prior to the secession of the south, he held positions as a US Representative and Senator and as the 23rd US Secretary of War. The tale begins with the circumstances leading to secession, through the Civil War and on to the surrender of the Southern armies and the capture of President Davis. Davis sets out a case for establishing the constitutional right of secession and the violation of such rights by the government of the United States of America.

He died a few months after the book’s completion of acute bronchitis complicated by malaria. The conflict developed as a result of complicated and intertwined political, economic, and social circumstances. Written by jefferson davis, who served as the confederate States’ president during the entirety of its existence, A Short History of the Confederate States of America tells the story of the secession of the southern states from the Union.

Jefferson davis 1808-1889 was born in kentucky, and is best known for serving as the President of the Confederate States of America between 1862 and 1865. The war, on the part of the government of the united states, was a war of aggression and usurpation; and on the part of the South was for the defence of an inherent and unalienable right…”/The Civil War was one of the most defining eras in the history of the United States of America.

A Short History of the Confederate States of America - This period in american history tends to be told from the view of the victors — how the Union, following the lead of President Abraham Lincoln, reclaimed those states attempting to secede and brought them back into the fold. He was captured at the end of the Civil War, indicted for treason, and imprisoned for two years, but was released without trial.

Far less often is the conflict depicted by the vanquished.

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General Lee: A Biography of Robert E. Lee

Propulsion Press - General lee, written by his nephew and fellow soldier, fitzhugh Lee, takes the reader to the heart of Lee’s life, from his family origins to his early career in the military as he became a military engineer and fought in the Mexican-American War. He also served as a diplomat for the United States and as the 40th Governor of Virginia.

Lee was one of the greatest generals to have ever lived. Although having fought for the slave-trading South during the American Civil War he was, and still is, regarded as a superb tactician and leader of men by both North and South. He passed away in 1905. Gallagher“much solid narrative, interspersed with letters previously unpublished.

General Lee: A Biography of Robert E. Lee - Douglas southall freemanfitzhugh lee was a Confederate cavalry general in the American Civil War and a United States Army general in the Spanish-American War. General Robert E. Through access to numerous unpublished letters and accounts fitzhugh Lee provides fascinating insight into his uncle’s military genius throughout the American Civil War, Chancellorsville to Gettysburg, from the Seven Days Battle to Fredericksburg, right through until his eventual surrender to Grant in 1865.

General lee remains a valuable book for students of Lee and his campaigns as well as those interested in southern efforts to write a military history of the Confederacy. Gary W. Along with general lee which was published in 1894 he also wrote Cuba's Struggle Against Spain in 1899.

The Truth of the War Conspiracy of 1861

Panchax Books - He wrote this work after many years of research in 1917 and it was first published in 1921. Why did the american civil war begin?Commonly it is understood that the Confederates made the first aggressive actions when they fired upon the Union held Fort Sumter. But did they have a choice?huger william johnstone in this fascinating reevaluation of why the American Civil War began provides insight into how the actions of President Lincoln forced the Southern states into a corner, from which there was no escape except through violence.

By drawing evidence from hundreds of first-hand accounts as well as interviews with many of the major figures who had fought in the conflict Johnstone is able to build a solid line of argument that questions our preconceived ideas of the war. Huger william johnstone was a native of Georgia who served with the 5th Georgia Volunteers through the Civil War.

Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence

Thebe Books - General stuart was greatly impressed by von Borke, reporting: “Capt. One of the most exhilarating of war memoirs”—confederate Shop Heros von Borcke 1836–1895 served in the Confederate army and participated in numerous battles before being wounded at the beginning of the Gettysburg Campaign. In addition to the detailed battleground accounts, von Borcke recalls the comradery of the Confederate army and revelry that often took place in their downtime.

When the war ended in 1865 he remained abroad and returned to his native Prussia, where he later served with distinction in the Franco-Prussian War. Von borcke’s book is one that no student of Confederate history will forget. Douglas southall freemanafter travelling from Prussia to America in 1862 on board a Confederate blockade runner, von Borcke joined General J.

Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence - E. B. He wrote his memoirs in 1866 and died in 1895. Heros von borcke, and activity, joined in the charge of the first Squadron in gallant style, assigned me by the honorable Secretary of War, skill, a Prussian cavalry officer, by his energy, who lately ran the blockade, and subsequently, won the praise and admiration of all”.

Major von borcke’s friendship with Stuart plays a significant role in this book. Stuart’s cavalry.

CIVIL WAR – Complete History of the War, Documents, Memoirs & Biographies of the Lead Commanders: Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant & William T. Sherman, Biographies ... Address, Presidential Orders & Actions

Madison & Adams Press - GrantWilliam T. Leecivil war documents:the emancipation proclamationgettysburg AddressThirteenth Amendment to the United States ConstitutionPresidential Actions and Addresses by Abraham Lincoln:18611862186318641865. Shermanleaders & commanders of the Confederation:Jefferson Davis Robert E. This meticulously edited collection contains a Pulitzer Prize awarded History of Civil War, as well as the memoirs of the two most important military commanders of the Union, Ulysses S.

Finally, this collection is enriched with pivotal historical documents which provide an explicit insight into this decisive period of the American past. Content: history of the civil war, 1861-1865Leaders & Commanders of the Union:Abraham LincolnUlysses S. Sherman, complete with biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and Robert E.

CIVIL WAR – Complete History of the War, Documents, Memoirs & Biographies of the Lead Commanders: Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant & William T. Sherman, Biographies ... Address, Presidential Orders & Actions - Grant and William T. Lee.

Constitution of the Confederate States of America

- In its entirety. You have the csa "Confederate States of America" Constitution. This is a must read. Imagine a young country that just learned all the things wrong with their country and its government. Then makes their own. The csa was ahead of its time in many respects. Never mind the whole slavery thing. If you are a History buff or just doing research.

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The Campaigns Of General Nathan Bedford Forrest And Of Forrest's Cavalry

Flint Press - Pryor who was a professional journalist. I think forrest was the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side … he had a genius of strategy which was original, and to me incomprehensible. General William T. Used his horsemen as a modern general would use motorized infantry. He liked horses because he liked fast movement, and his mounted men could get from here to there much faster than any infantry could” Bruce Catton, The Civil WarGeneral Thomas Jordan was a Confederate general and major operative in the network of Confederate spies during the American Civil War.

After the war he became newspaper editor and author, writing articles about the American Civil War. He co-wrote this book with J. Shermannathan Bedford Forrest was an unorthodox soldier. He was not trained in military tactics, had not read the great texts on strategy and according to some could not even drill a company.

The Campaigns Of General Nathan Bedford Forrest And Of Forrest's Cavalry - Yet, what he lacked in training he made up for in his aggressive actions and energy to win battles, always taking the shortest lines towards his objectives, grasping opportunities and countless times seizing victory from the brink of defeat. A physically imposing man, he led his men from example as a hard rider and fierce swordsman in the heat of conflict.

It was said that had killed up to thirty enemy soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. Forrest’s actions and unpredictability terrified Union troops and their commanders who termed him “that Devil Forrest”, while for the south he quickly became a hero. P.

Ordeal by Fire: An Informal History of the Civil War

Cadenza Publications - His book ordeal by fire; an informal history of the Civil War was first published in 1935 and Pratt passed away in 1956. He is best known for his works on naval history and on the American Civil War as well as his fiction co-written with L. Isaac asimovfletcher Pratt was an American author of fiction and popular history.

Yet, rather than just giving an overview of the war, Pratt brings history to life and provides numerous details of how normal men and women were coping with the conflict that surrounded them. The author, historian and critic, bernard DeVoto, said this book was “best one-volume history of the Civil War I've ever read.

Ordeal by Fire: An Informal History of the Civil War - Journalism par excellence and grand reading … He has the faculty for making history read like fiction, for infusing it with the human element, so that it seems timeless. The american civil War was the crucible that forged the modern United States. As fletcher pratt explains, “the truly special character of the conflict is that there has seldom been any war and never any civil war so thoroughly decided on an ideological basis … At the time only two real questions were asked — secession and slavery — and they were answered in such a manner that they need never be asked again.

Without the conflict that lasted from april 12, 000 people, 1861 to May 9, 1865, and cost the lives of over 600, redefined the shape of the United States and what it meant to be an American. Fletcher pratt uncovers the history of this monumental conflict through the course of his seminal book, Ordeal by Fire.

Brilliantly written, it covers the major battles, the influential figures, and the political actions that shaped the currents of the war behind the scenes. Sprague de Camp.


- I. One is the magnificent address on Stonewall Jackson, delivered at the V. It exposes the misrepresentations of authors who write textbooks castigating the South, and recommends that these and such like books be vigorously and universally excluded from all schools and institutions of learning in all the states of the South.

This work of defense for the South, begun with such ability by Dr. Beginning in 1900 with the right of secession as shown upon the testimony of Northern Statesmen and other authors, Judge Christian discusses in 1901 the war as conducted by the Federal and Confederate armies, again upon the testimony of Northern witnesses.

They not only caused the exclusion of certain books from schools and colleges, and the preparation of truthful history for the use of the young. Mcguire on the “wounding and death of stonewall jackson, ” which has preserved for all time the story of which the author was himself a part and a witness, such a narrative as the great surgeon and friend could only himself give to the world.

THE CONFEDERATE CAUSE AND CONDUCT IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES, Annotated and Illustrated. - The publication of these papers had a wide-spread and powerful effect. In 1897, an appreciation and study of the character and career of Jackson which no one else in the world was so well fitted to make. In 1902 he reviews the treatment of prisoners of war, and the history of the exchange of prisoners. One who went himself to battle so promptly and then suffered so much in all the years since, has had the fidelity to truth and the courage of heart to do his duty in the defense of his people and of the generations to come.

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government

anboco - The object of this work has been from historical data to show that the southern states had rightfully the power to withdraw from a Union into which they had, voluntarily entered; that the denial of that right was a violation of the letter and spirit of the compact between the States; and that the war waged by the Federal Government against the seceding States was in disregard of the limitations of the Constitution, as sovereign communities, and destructive of the principles of the Declaration of Independence.

The author, who, investigate the causes, may claim to have known much of the motives and acts of his countrymen immediately before and during the war of 1861-'65, from his official position, and he has sought to furnish material far the future historian, may, conduct, better than a contemporary, when the passions and prejudices of the day shall have given place to reason and sober thought, and results of the war.

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government - The incentive to undertake the work now offered to the public was the desire to correct misapprehensions created by industriously circulated misrepresentations as to the acts and purposes of the people and the General Government of the Confederate States. By the reiteration of such unappropriate terms as "rebellion" and "treason, and of the reserved powers of the States, those ignorant of the nature of the Union, have been led to believe that the Confederate States were in the condition of revolted provinces, " and the asseveration that the South was levying war against the United States, and that the United States were forced to resort to arms for the preservation of their existence.