Category Archives: Southern Unionism

February 12, 1864: Southerners in New York

The Richmond Whig reproduces, without comment, a very interesting sociological piece from a New York paper. It classifies the thousands of southerners living in New York City during the war into three groups: Secessionists, Unionists, and “No-Siders”. It then reports … Continue reading

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December 2, 1862: Resisting the draft in Tennessee

As noted recently, there was some resistance to the draft within the Confederacy. While the Georgia legislature lodged a pro forma protest, citizens in Lincoln County, TN (home of Jack Daniels, BTW) took more direct action. NASHVILLE, Tuesday, Dec. 2. … Continue reading

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