At least one Virginian actually served in both the Confederate and Union armies. The perplexed Union soldiers asked who his uncle was and the soldier replied his name is Uncle Sam. The final essay is also a look at diary of 6 months for a resident of the Richmond area. The collection of essays examines topics as diverse as daily civilian life and the effects of military occupation, the massive influx of tens of thousands of wounded and sick into Richmond, and the wartime expansion of Virginia's industrial base, the largest in the Confederacy. The capital of the Confederacy could easily be moved again if necessary, but Richmond's industry and factories could not be moved.
Army commission, turning down an offer of command of the Union army. Davis's expertise on Confederate and southern U. Former Governor Henry Wise had arranged with militia officers on April 16, before the final vote, to seize the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry and the Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk. Out on the field, Robert E. Although nine of the former British colonies joined the United States before Virginia, the fate of the new republic depended heavily on the Commonwealth. For the first time during the Civil War, the majority of Virginia's forces fought inside the state's borders. A Good Southerner: The Life of Henry A.
These areas were located near northern states and were often under Union control. The Federal Relations Committee made its report to the convention on March 9. Virginia's overtaxed transportation systems presented a major challenge as the state attempted to support both military operations and civilian life. He retired from this position in 2013. War Department, Washington, April 15, 1861. Using evidence primarily from earlier stages of the war, Aley does not address how these families' lives were particularly affected by the crises of the war's final months or the Confederacy's demise. The fourth book in the Virginia at War series casts a special light on vital home front matters in Virginia during 1864.
With four of the first five American presidents, and many other founding fathers and framers of the Constitution, calling Virginia their home, the roots of American democracy are firmly planted within the borders of the Old Dominion. Yet in their respective campaigns, each declared that he was in favor of separation from the Union if the federal government did not guarantee protection of slavery everywhere. Lee, remembered today for his white hair and beard, is depicted as a dark-haired beardless young man. The successive defeats of Confederate forces under the commands of , and enabled the establishment of a Unionist government in , one of Virginia's largest cities. The landscape and the people of Virginia were a part of the battlefield, and as the contributors to Virginia at War, 1862 attest, no individual and no aspect of life in the Commonwealth could escape the war's impact. The triumph of truth and justice over wrong and attempted insult was never more heartily appreciated by a spontaneous uprising of the people.
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. With Virginia firmly under Union control, including the industrial centers of Richmond, Petersburg and Norfolk, the mostly rural and agricultural deep south lacked the industry needed to supply the Confederate war effort. Lincoln and Seward were also concerned that the Virginia convention was still in session as of the first of April while secession sentiment was growing. To buy this book at the lowest price,. As in previous volumes, the book concludes with an edited and annotated excerpt of the Judith Brockenbrough McGuire diary.
Virginia at War, 1861 is the first in a series of volumes on each of Virginia's five years as a Confederate state. In most of West Virginia however Pierpont's government was weak. While the North was known to be rebuilding its army, no one could be sure if the northern people and government were willing to continue the war. They prevented mass starvation and prolonged civilian unrest, but their solutions could not save Virginians from severe hardship in 1865. What would be your position in such an event? The restored government raised troops to defend the Union and appointed two Senators to the United States Senate. On April 17 in the debate over secession Wise announced to the convention that these events were already in motion. At the beginning of the war, a Confederate soldier from Fairfax County approached the Union soldiers guarding Chain Bridge in his Confederate uniform.
When was elected as president, Virginians were concerned about the implications for their state. Confederate enlistments began for the , , , and several regiments in the. While the North was known to be rebuilding its army, no one could be sure if the northern people and government were willing to continue the war. Archived from on February 3, 2008. Book Summary: The title of this book is Virginia at War, 1864 and it was written by Editor , Editor , Contributor.
Davis has written over fifty books, most about the American Civil War. During the summer of 1861, parts of the northern, western and eastern Virginia, including the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, were returned to Union control. Lincoln raised his voice and distinctly emphasized the declaration that he must take, hold, possess, and occupy the property e. Is it to be supposed that the white race will stand for that? The election of convention delegates drew 145,700 voters who elected, by county, 152 representatives. Currently professor of history at Virginia Tech, William C.