Confederate Ordeal: The Southern Home Front : The Civil War
Steven A. Channing
Beautifully bound and illustrated volume on the Civil War featuring The Southern Home Front, Confederate Ordeal.
Perhaps the most popular poet in the South was South Carolina's Henry Timrod, who was known to his admirers as the "poet laureate of the Confederacy." A former other foreign book throughout the War. schoolteacher, There was an apparently inexhaustible the birth of the Confederacy that he quickly audience for the medieval romances of Sir wrote two celebrations, one entitled "Ethno- also Walter Scott — who had ern imagination with wrote Mark Twain, a great "sham that A just.
Drumbeats and cannon fire drifting menacingly from the river. Finally, Mary far side of the Custis Lee took what possessions she could and fled. "All Virginia has open doors for the family of Gener- Lee," wrote a neighbor, and indeed, Mrs. Lee had need of such hospitality. In her fifties, crippled by arthritis, she spent the al remainder of the War traveling from one rel- ative or friend to another, destined never to return home. Mrs. Lee was but one victim in displacement of.
Fallen upon many a heart which not long ago was exulting in the sense of victory." against the South, EDITORIAL FROM A RICHMOND NEWSPAPER, JANUARY Through the summer 1, 1865 of 1864, as the weight of three years of war bore down upon the slowly to squeeze the remaining blood out of the Confederates. tattered Confederacy, realistic people in the word arrived that 18 Feder- South lost hope for the cause. The Union now controlled the Mississippi River. Federal troops occupied much of.
Charleston Mer- "The poor man is reduced to the once-bountiful land, and drove those the level of a nigger, his wife and daughters "Fam- on the street by black wenches, their equals. Swaggering buck niggers are to ogle them and elbow them. Gra- threatened by ilies it to desperate action. are killing people's cows wherever they can get hold of them," recorded a Flori- are to be hustled 149 Federal military police question a pair of Virginia farmers suspected of aiding.
Resistance to conscription, and perhaps other designs still more dangerous." These alleged shadow groups had names attached to them such as methods, according the Peace and Constitutional Society, the Or- der of the Heroes of America, and the Peace 151 End to the Dream DECEMBER 1862 DECEMBER 1861 Society. include And their membership was said to men of high position: A dossier on one secret society credited tices of the peace, it with "three jus- one Methodist minister, prominent.