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ME MI MN MS NC RI _ _ Chickamauga SC TN _ _ Common Soldier VA _ _ Concise Hist Amer Rev 'TBA WI WV _ _ Concise Hist Civil War NE NY CONFEDERATE AND UNION CIVIL WAR VETERANS AT THE 50TH AN N IVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. (LC) And if Southerners manumitted their slaves nation and set it on the path to world on their own at some future day, what power. In the process, they had spent their other issue could ever arise that could blood and their youth and experienced the foment the kind of rancor and division that greatest adventure of their generation and led them left their mark upon the defining moment to tty to break away in 186l?

He 56 Indeed, despite all the anger and which the veterans tried to put their war And the war also settled once and for all hatred generated by the war, the Union behind them, stands perhaps unique in the that the Union was greater than its compo- authorities showed incredible magnanimity. annals of histOlY. nent palts, that it was eternal and indivisi- No one was tried for treason. Davis and a And as they went back to their fields, ble. ever again would state or section few others were imprisoned for a time, but their schoolrooms, and their clerks' desks, by 1867 all were released, and many even- the men of NOith and South pondered tually recovered their citizenship and even what it had alJ been about and what they came at such a terrible price.

Johnston. Only Lee's specific request persuaded the president to give the post to Johnston once more. Meanwhile, on FebrualY 1 Sherman had begun his drive north from Savannah. He moved behind Charleston, cutting it off and viltually forcing its surrender without a fight, and moved on toward the South Carolina 55 Even as the surrenders were taking Johnston concentrated all of these scattered THE WAR. (LC) 12 Davis and his cabinet were in ovember 6, seven months after It remained now to stop resistance in their best hope for the West.

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