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By Aaron Sheehan-Dean

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ISBN-13: 9781444351316

A significant other to the U.S. Civil War provides a entire historiographical selection of essays protecting all significant army, political, social, and financial facets of the yank Civil struggle (1861-1865).

  • Represents the main finished assurance on hand on the subject of all features of the U.S. Civil War
  • Features contributions from dozens of specialists in Civil battle scholarship
  • Covers significant campaigns and battles, and armed forces and political figures, in addition to non-military features of the clash comparable to gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory

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Civil War, First Edition. Edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 20 j e f f r e y pat r i c k historians from producing a single-volume, comprehensive history of the state during the war. A good introduction to the war in the region is The Civil War on the Border (1890), written by Wiley Britton, a veteran of the 6th Kansas Cavalry. Britton’s two-volume narrative of operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and the Indian Territory is an objective account by a careful researcher and a talented writer.

The Union’s Army of the Southwest, under the command of Brigadier General Samuel R. Curtis, captured Springfield in February 1862, and forced Sterling Price’s mixed force of Confederates and Missouri State Guardsmen to retreat from the state. These events and the subsequent battle are detailed in the impeccably researched Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West (1992) by William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess, an excellent campaign study of the pivotal Trans-Mississippi Theater battle. Far more than simply another success in a series of Federal victories in the spring of 1862, Pea Ridge ended any serious Confederate threat to Union control of Missouri and enabled Federal forces to continue offensive operations in the Mississippi Valley.

Although the residents of the state voted overwhelmingly to leave the Union, in the western counties the results were mixed. As Curry reported in A House Divided, “The Rebel minority ran as high as 40 per cent in some Union counties; but the reverse was also true. Therefore, a 60–40 split favorable to Unionists appears to be accurate in gauging the loyalties of inhabitants included in this State” (1964: 53). The day after the referendum Scott sent McClellan a telegram informing him that Confederate troops were occupying Grafton and asking him to counteract the action.

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