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    in areas throughout the South where the Union army had gained control The Union s control meant the freeing of slaves This led to a shortage of agricultural labor and a scarcity of resources This situation was further heightened by slaves who fled from nearby areas to the sanctity of Union borders br New Orleans was a particular example of this Pennsylvania Surgeon Tends to the Wounded at South Mountain Date s September 14 1862 Location FREDERICK Maryland Tag s Surgeons Order 191 Battle of South Mountain Civil War Dr Theodore S Christ completed his medical training in 1860 and he joined the Union army the following as a surgeon In September of 1862 he served as the surgeon for the 45 th Pennsylvania Infantry in the Ninth Corps of the Army of the Potomac On the fourteenth of that month General McClellan tasked Christ s regiment with taking Turner s Gap during the Battle of South Mountain Battle of Antietam Date s September 17 1862 Location ALLEGANY Maryland Tag s War Union General McCellan responded to Confederate General Robert Lee s plans of heading north by gathering his Army of the Potomac to counter them Lee hoped to get to Pennsylvania to regroup but instead confronted the Union army at Antietam Creek Despite General McCellan s advantage in men Lee s troops were able to hold their ground In the end Lee s army returned to Virginia Life of a Union Captain Captain James Wren and Sulphur Springs Date s August 24 1862 Location SCHUYLKILL Pennsylvania Tag s War The Civil War cost the United States over 620 000 men s lives many of these men were officers in major divisions who fought in ten or more engagements One of the veterans of the war was a man by

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    numbers a full regiment of fresh soldiers In Boston the regiment received a warm send off and the cheering crowds wishing them well were as vast as have Donations Date s August 29 1863 Location Tag s African Americans Agriculture Health Death Race Relations Food was often hard to come by during the Civil War especially in the South But in Beaufort South Carolina at least in the summer of 1863 there was not a large shortage of food or of generosity In a letter to the editor published on August 29 1863 in The Free South newspaper of Beaufort northerner Dr John Milton Hawks thanked the many local people of color who had donated food South Carolina Delegates Discuss Reconstruction with President Johnson Date s June 26 1865 Location Tag s Reconstruction Politics Government On Saturday June 26 1865 a delegation of South Carolinians visited President Johnson for a free exchange of ideas about the fate of South Carolina under the Reconstruction The delegates and the president alike expected a candid and honest discussion The President began the conversation by stating Union was preserved it must be on the principle of fraternity both Northern and Southern States Mr Guerrilla

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    in the Darkness of the Sam Gaty Date s April 4 1863 Location JACKSON Missouri Tag s Irregular Warfare Civil War Crime Violence Slavery April 4th 1863 at two in the morning the steamboat Sam Gaty stopped on the Independence River at Sibley and was ambushed by band of bushwhackers that killed fifteen contrabands and two other whites There was a resentment at the Union for the acceptance of the

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    the president for permission to hold a conference with all of the loyal governors to take measures for the more active support of the government Curtin scheduled the meeting for September 24 1862 at Altoona Pennsylvania The meeting took place in the elaborate Logan House Hotel located directly across the street from the Pennsylvania Railroad station Only twelve governors attended the conference because New York s Edward Morgan refused Governor Curtin s invitation on the grounds that it lacked any information as to the purpose of the meeting Governor Buckingham of Connecticut was delayed and Michigan s Governor Blair was too busy with the state Republican convention to attend Two days before the meeting on September 22 1862 Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation The order significantly decreased many of the governors qualms with the president especially the Republicans who had been calling for sterner policies Although the governors agreed on the Emancipation Proclamation they continued to disagree on McClellan as the Union general in charge of the Army of the Potomac They debated McClellan s abilities in the Logan House parlor but failed to reach a unanimous conclusion The only issue the governors could agree on was the terms of a proclamation They decided to show their support for Lincoln by drafting an address and then wiring it directly to Washington The Address stated we pledge without hesitation to the President of the United States the most loyal and cordial support The governors also emphasized their approval of the Emancipation Proclamation saying we trust and believe that the policy now inaugurated will be crowned with success will give speedy and triumphant victories over our enemies and secure to this nation and this people the blessing and favor of the Almighty God There were a variety of factors that contributed to

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    25 1862 War Governors Declare Loyalty to Lincoln Date s September 24 1862 to September 25 1862 Location BLAIR Pennsylvania Tag s Emancipation Proclamation Governor Curtin General George McClellan s inability to secure victory on the battlefield in the summer of 1862 added turmoil to an already fragile situation Many northern politicians were frustrated with the general s performance not to mention their anguish over a costly war that was

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    Pennsylvania War Governors Declare Loyalty to Lincoln Date s September 24 1862 to September 25 1862 Location Tag s Emancipation Proclamation Governor Curtin General George McClellan s inability to secure victory on the battlefield in the summer of 1862 added turmoil to an already fragile situation Many northern politicians were frustrated with the general s performance not to mention their anguish over a costly war that was once expected to

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    up to the house and demanded for the key to the corn house saying they had orders to see how much there was The next day Mrs Kimball s mother went to the ferry and told the Colonel that we had not more corn than would support the family he said it should not be taken was very polite In this area it seems as though the Yankees were more of an annoyance than a threat At no point in the war was there one face the Yankees wore At some points the Union Troops were kind to the women whose plantations they were marching through on many occasions soldiers had treated Southern women with respect and sensitivity John Boles says but then again some soldiers blamed the women and children remaining on the plantations for the war their husbands were fighting One such example was from General William T Sherman s March to the sea Boles points out that Union soldiers had taken their anger for the horrors of the war out on southern women by cursing them wantonly destroying crops farm animals and purposefully humiliating the women whose smoldering anger Union troops rightfully translated as unrepenting support for

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    the night Richard the Fearn s son awoke his parents to tell them that New Orleans had fallen to the Yankees During breakfast this unsettling news was reinforced as a man rode by the Fearn home yelling The Yankees are coming It was clear to the Fearns that they had to leave their home as soon as possible In the panic to depart Mrs Fearn was too distraught She could barely More than Just Dancing at the Ball Date s April 1862 Location LAFOURCHE Louisiana Tag s African Americans Agriculture Arts Leisure Crime Violence Race Relations Slavery Every year the Fearn plantation threw a ball in honor of the magnitude of work that had been done the year prior The slaves put much effort into the night to make it the happiest of times Slaves on the plantation looked forward to the ball each year This year the ball fell on a beautiful night The Fearns were the last to leave for the ball As they followed the path to get there a large slave A Contraband Works for the Union Date s April 14 1862 to April 28 1862 Location KANAWHA Virginia Tag s African Americans Politics Race Relations Slavery War The contraband only spent a short time working for James D Templeton s brigade before his death but in that time the ex slave managed to leave a lasting impression Templeton was a young Union soldier from Savannah Ohio who took part in several major battles of the Civil War including Antietam He spent much of his first two years in the mountains of West Virginia as the horn player in Women in Post Civil War New Orleans Date s April 1862 to 1862 Location ORLEANS Louisiana Tag s Women New Orleans Civil War For one of the

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