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The Resource Lincoln's loyalists : Union soldiers from the Confederacy, Richard Nelson Current

Lincoln's loyalists : Union soldiers from the Confederacy, Richard Nelson Current

Label
Lincoln's loyalists : Union soldiers from the Confederacy
Title
Lincoln's loyalists
Title remainder
Union soldiers from the Confederacy
Statement of responsibility
Richard Nelson Current
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With this path-breaking book, Richard Nelson Current closes a major gap in our understanding of the important role of white southerners who fought for the Union during the Civil War. The ranks of the Union forces swelled by more than 100,000 of these men known to their friends as "loyalists" and to their enemies as "tories." They substantially strengthened the Union, weakened the Confederacy, and affected the outcome of the Civil War. Despite the assertions of southern governors that Lincoln would get no troops from the South to preserve the Union, every Confederate state except South Carolina provided at least a battalion of white troops for the Union Army. The role of black soldiers (including those from the South) continues to receive deserved attention. Curiously, little heed has been paid to the white southern supporters of the Union cause, and nothing has been published about the group as a whole. Relying almost entirely on primary sources, Current here opens the long-overdue investigation of these many Americans who, at great risk to themselves and their families, made a significant contribution to the Union's war effort. Current meticulously explores the history of the loyalists in each Confederate state during the war. Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia provided over 70 percent of the loyalist troops, but 10,000 from Arkansas, 7,000 from Louisiana, and thousands from North Carolina, Texas, and Alabama volunteered as well. The author weaves the separate state stories into an intriguing and detailed tapestry. The loyalists served in a variety of capacities--some performing mundane tasks, some fighting with valor. Whatever his individual role, each southerner joining the Union constituted a double loss to the Confederacy: a subtraction from its own ranks and an addition to the Union's. Undoubtedly, this played an important role in the Confederate defeat
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Current, Richard Nelson
Dewey number
973.7/41
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E491
LC item number
.C94 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States., Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States., Army -- Southern unionists
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • Soldaten
  • Freiwilliger
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • USA
  • USA
  • Armed Forces
  • United States
Label
Lincoln's loyalists : Union soldiers from the Confederacy, Richard Nelson Current
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virginia volunteers -- Tennessee troops -- Carolina and Arkansas recruits -- Enlistees from other states -- Galvanized Yankees -- What manner of men -- Fighting by Southern Federals -- The unknown soldiers
Control code
ocm25131350
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 253 pages
Isbn
9781555531249
Lccn
91047876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25131350
  • (OCoLC)25131350
Label
Lincoln's loyalists : Union soldiers from the Confederacy, Richard Nelson Current
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virginia volunteers -- Tennessee troops -- Carolina and Arkansas recruits -- Enlistees from other states -- Galvanized Yankees -- What manner of men -- Fighting by Southern Federals -- The unknown soldiers
Control code
ocm25131350
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 253 pages
Isbn
9781555531249
Lccn
91047876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25131350
  • (OCoLC)25131350

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