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These were mere dreams , but the leading minds of the Confederacy considered them facts . The high intelligence of the South at the breaking out of the war was provincial in its limitations , deficient in economic knowledge , and almost ...
This Proclamation was considered only a war measure and was to be effective only in the states that were in rebellion . Even as a military procedure its constitutionality was doubtful . Slavery was not abolished in the border states ...
The members of Congress , all of whom knew Washburne , considered this selection as something in the nature of a comedy . Mr. Washburne was half - illiterate , ill - mannered and incredibly undiplomatic . He held the job only a week .
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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