In the diary he discusses the battles at Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo; traveling with the regiment's horses through Mississippi and Alabama; and his imprisonment at Camp Chase near Columbus, Ohio. He died in prison on March 18, 1865.
In the first entry, dated April 11, 1865, Waring describes the evacuation of Confederate troops from the city: "We are all perfectly miserable at the idea of being separated, for an indefinite period of time, from our dear brothers and...
In the letter Hughes describes the recent arrest of Semmes, which he considers to be a violation of the parole that was granted him on April 26,1865. According to the parole, Semmes was "permitted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the...
The constitution includes articles on the following subjects: declaration of rights; state boundaries and counties; distribution of powers of government; legislative department; executive department; judicial department; state and county officers;...
Tichenor describes the postwar situation for the freed slaves from a paternalistic viewpoint: "Four millions of human beings, under the influence of a misguided philanthropy, have been rendered destitute of homes, protection, and comfort, and have...
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