The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won
And Nolan, Myth, 20. CHAPTER FOUR: COULD THE SOUTH HAVE WON THE CIVIL WAR? 1. Lee’s farewell to his Army, April 10, 1865, in Henry Steele Commager, Documents of American History (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1948, 1949, 1958), 447. 2. David Herbert Donald, ed., Why the North Won the Civil War (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962, 1996), 7. 3. Richard N. Current, “God and the Strongest Battalions” in Donald, Why the North Won the Civil War, 32. 4. Nolan, “Anatomy” in.
104. Williams, Lincoln and His Generals, 313. 105. Davis, Crucible, 317. 106. Wiley, Road to Appomattox, 115. 107. Thomas, Lee, 303. 108. Between March 29 and April 9, 1865, the Appomattox Campaign, about 6,266 Confederate troops were killed or wounded. Thomas L. Livermore, Numbers & Losses in the Civil War in America: 1861–1865 (Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint Co., 1977) (reprint of Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1957), 137, 141. 109. Dowdey, Lee, 520. 110. Dowdey and Manarin,.
Civil War. Michael C. C. Adams observes, “even before the abolitionist attack from the North, Southerners began the defense of slavery as a social system that provided unique benefits, both for the slaves whom it placed under the fatherly care of a superior race and for the master who was given the freedom from toil necessary to the creation of a superior culture.”1 When abolitionists, especially after 1830, began seriously attacking slavery, Southerners tried even harder to justify the.
Slave families for economic or disciplinary reasons. Slave marriages were not recognized under state laws. If slaves were so happy, why do we see photographs of them with backs scarred from beatings? Owners’ and overseers’ beatings, rapes, and even murders of slaves rarely, if ever, resulted in legal prosecution, let alone conviction or meaningful punishment. The best evidence of the frequency of masters’ raping their female slaves was the widespread appearance of “mulattoes” or light-skinned.
Toast which brought twenty great cheers from the audience at the celebration of Georgia’s one-hundredth anniversary in the 1830’s.”42 Plantation and slave-trader records are replete with instances of family separations. Children were separated from their parents and grandparents, spouses were separated from each other, and numerous other relatives were separated from their kin. To facilitate perhaps a million of these heartless and usually economically motivated transactions, Southerners did not.