Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 31, 1863: Tennesse soon ready for reconstruction

The New York Times describes the situation in Tennessee. Slavery wasn’t that important there before the war, the slaves have mostly left, and it’s time for loyal Tennesseeans to elect a reconstruction government. The public attention has not, for some … Continue reading

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July 30, 1863: Europe won’t allow reunion

Emperor Maximilian’s Firing Squad ***************************** A really interesting argument is presented in the Richmond Daily Dispatch: the European powers won’t permit the north and south to reunite, because the resulting country would be too powerful. The editor seems pretty happy … Continue reading

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July 29, 1863: Providence for the south

As we’ve seen, the Richmond Daily Dispatch favors the view that God is on the side of the south; here the editor goes on to pronounce that God won’t allow the North to win. It would make the south like … Continue reading

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July 28, 1863: Draft in Georgia

As noted earlier, the CSA had put out a call for all white men 18 to 45 years of age to be drafted into the service. Here the governor of Georgia adds his support, revoking even the exemption of men … Continue reading

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July 27, 1863: Johnston’s plans

The Richmond Daily Dispatch reports on possible plans for Johnston’s future movements. Meanwhile, it’s expected that Grant will head for Mobile in the fall. Gen. Johnston’s movements — his next stand. The Atlanta Appeal has the following intelligence relative to … Continue reading

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July 26, 1863: Morgan captured

The governor of Ohio celebrates the capture of John Hunt Morgan. Official Records: THE STATE OF OHIO, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Columbus, July 26, 1863. To the People of the State: The exciting and important events which have transpired within the past … Continue reading

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July 25, 1863: Grant shouldn’t come to Washington

Elihu Washburne From a letter dated July 25, 1863 from Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts to Elihu Washburne: I congratulate you on the brilliant success of your friend Gen. Grant When others censured, denounced, or defamed him you stood by … Continue reading

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July 24, 1863: Morgan in trouble in Ohio

John Hunt Morgan ******************************************** The New York Times reports on John Hunt Morgan’s Ohio raid; Union troops are pressing him hard. CINCINNATI, Friday, July 24. Shortly after MORGAN crossed the Muskingum, yesterday, he was attacked by militia, under Col. HALL, … Continue reading

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July 23, 1863: Stephens says reconstruction is impossible.

Alexander Stephens ************************************8 The Richmond Daily Dispatch publishes a speech by Confederate Vice-President Stephens. Stephens has a somewhat fanciful view of recent events — Lee’s army “whipped the enemy on their own soil,” for instance. And of course, Vicksburg was … Continue reading

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July 22, 1863: Those Yankee despots

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