Rebels on the Great Lakes: Confederate Naval Commando

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In 1865, the Confederacy collapsed after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House; all slaves in the Confederacy were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Cities and towns responded by raising large bounty funds—which supplemented existing federal and state bounties—to encourage enlistment. Recruitment policies in the North and the South generated complaints against both governments, including charges that it was a rich man's war and a poor man's fight, and even sparked draft riots.

Pages: 256

Publisher: Dundurn (September 14, 2011)


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