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  1. Southern Volunteer

    Discussion '64 Election Meddling an Option?

    So as a disclaimer I'm not well versed at all on the intricacies of the '64 election. I pretty much stopped at where Burns left off. However I have had this discussion with one other person about Lincoln and his decision and insistence that even in the midst of a Civil War that the nation must...
  2. jpeter

    Oops, big lump of your posts....

    DISCLAIMER: This thread contains posts from multiple threads, as many as 30! They were accidentally merged together. Sorry! This thread is closed. Feel free to open some new discussions. ---CivilWarTalk--- Native American slavery in North America was extensive over much of the...
  3. Joshism

    Political Reconstruction in Florida

    Jerrell H. Shofner. "Political Reconstruction in Florida." Florida Historical Quarterly. Vol. 45, No. 2 (Oct 1966) https://www.jstor.org/stable/30147741 A 26-page article available for free through JSTOR (if you sign up for a free account you can read a limited number of articles each month)...
  4. Cavalry Charger

    Ulysses S. Grant a Democrat?

    I have only read recently that Grant was a Democrat prior to the Civil War. This surprised me as he was obviously a Republican when he became President. The focus on Grant and his politics seems to occur mainly after the war, and appears to rest on his military career. At what point did Grant...
  5. Desert Kid

    Forrest's politics.

    I'm trying to find anything on where Forrest fell into in the Confederacy's political structure. Was he pro-Davis or anti-Davis? Was he apolitical and only interested in the war? In terms of Confederate leadership he supported state's rights and secession, but how did he feel about the...
  6. B

    Henry Clay

    Henry Clay was a senator, statesman, Secretary of State, Speaker of the House, planter, lawyer, three time presidential candidate in 1824, 1836, and 1844, and founder of the Whig Party and creator of the economic "American System" who represented the state of Kentucky who was born in Virginia on...
  7. Joshism

    Did Lincoln See Grant As A Political Threat?

    Herein is a thread for the quoted poster or others to present evidence for any of the following points: 1. Lincoln saw Grant as a political threat. 2. Lincoln put Grant in charge of the entire Union Army for political reasons, rather than because he thought it would be a good way to win the...
  8. WJC

    "Radical Republicans"

    Some of us are interested in learning more about the "Radical Republicans". Let's discuss who they were, their agenda and other relevant information.
  9. WJC

    Favorite Biography of Daniel Sickles

    With the holidays upon us, I am considering buying a friend and history buff a biography of Dan Sickles. Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks for your help!
  10. Joshism

    Has William Mahone Been Ignored Because Of His Politics?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-confederate-general-who-was-erased-from-history_us_599b3747e4b06a78 "General William Mahone has not been forgotten entirely. Rather, he has been selectively remembered. There is a Mahone Monument, for example, erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy...
  11. wausaubob

    Grant's early luck

    Although Ulysses S. Grant went to McClellan's headquarters in 1861 and McClellan did not meet with Grant, what seemed like rejection kept Grant from being swept into the stifling top down management system in the east and kept Grant from allying with McClellan's view of limited war. Grant's...
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