Civil War Quarterly (Spring 2016)

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Review: Civil battle Quarterly is the interesting new journal devoted to chronicling the main tragic and turbulent warfare in American background - the Civil warfare.
Civil conflict Quarterly bargains new views at the recognized battles, leaders, and guns of the battle, whereas additionally chronicling the complete diversity of social, political and monetary components surrounding the clash.

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Gen. John Wool; and Provost Marshal Colonel Robert Nugent. who was well aware of the ill feelings many of his countrymen harbored toward conscription. To avoid trouble, he decided to avoid the more densely settled areas on the Lower East Side and hold the initial drawings in the 9th District, which was located above 40th Street on the more sparsely settled Upper East Side. By 4 PM on Saturday, July 11, draft officials had drawn 1,200 names from a cylindrical drum sarcastically dubbed the “wheel of misfortune” by onlookers.

Mahone’s gray wave approached the cavalier trench, where it was met with a sweeping Union volley. The fire tore gaps in the Confederate line but couldn’t slow it down, the attackers sweeping over the last few yards and crashing into the trench. Fierce fighting exploded along the entire front, bayonets flashing and gun butts flail- Q-Spr16 The Crater_Layout 1 1/14/16 12:42 PM Page 31 ing. With the cavalier trench cleared, the Confederate defenders worked their way toward the crowded blue maze north of the Crater, killing with abandon and taking few prisoners, white or black.

Of the two new regiments, the 2nd undoubtedly had the harder task ahead of it. While the 1st was assigned to the rolling grasslands of Kansas, Nebraska, and eastern Colorado—ancestral home to 4,000 generally peaceable Cheyenne—the 2nd had to cover the vastly more inhospitable region of Kansas, Oklahoma, and northern Texas, home to 15,000 implacable Comanche warriors and their families. Universally considered the best horsemen on the plains, the Comanche ranged far and wide, continuing a generations-long tradition of raids into Texas and as far south as Mexico.

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