By Jay Winik; Clipper Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, LLC
This direction explores the waning days of the Civil conflict in analyzing the dramatic occasions prime as much as April 1865 and ponders the various replacement results which if discovered might have replaced the formation of the U.S. as we all know it today.
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Lincoln felt so good that he decided he and Mary would go that evening to see a play, a comedy, “Our American Cousin,” at Ford’s Theatre. B. Meanwhile, powerful drama was simmering in his cabinet and in the country about what would come next when the war ended. 1. This would perhaps be Lincoln’s greatest challenge: subduing the Confederate forces while laying the groundwork for peace. 48 a. Lincoln believed deeply that the rebels must be able to return to their homes and see more than desolation and the “hated rule” of the North.
Six days of relentless march westward had not dimmed his audacity or his remaining men’s courage. 1. Lee would try to slice through Grant’s slumbering army, and if successful, they would march southward. 2. ” 3. , Lee’s men fought with a special fury to drive a hole in Grant’s army, but then suddenly, they came up against a solid wall of blue, two miles wide, advancing forward. ” 4. At this point, Lee was surrounded on the west, the east, and the south. The only direction he could move was north, which was the only direction he didn’t want to go in.
Other Books of Interest Castel, Albert, and Thomas Goodrich. Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla. Portland, OR: The Civil War Society. Portland House, 1997. Connelly, Thomas. The Marble Man: Robert E. Lee and His Image in American Society. New York: Knopf Publishing Group, 1977. Gallagher, Gary. The Confederate War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997. J. Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War. New York: Knopf Publishing Group, 2002. S. ” Introduction © Digital Stock It is said the war ended with Lee’s vain, quixotic retreat, followed by the surrender at Appomattox.