PDF Blood on the Bayou By Donald S. Frazier

PDF Blood on the Bayou By Donald S. Frazier Blood on the Bayou  Vicksburg Port Hudson and the Trans Mississippi takes a well known story the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War and recasts it as a contest foBlood on the Bayou  Vicksburg Port Hudson and the Trans Mississippi takes a well known story the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War and recasts it as a contest for control of African American populations  The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves but the task of actually moving these liberated people into the Union lines and directing their labor to the benefit of the Union fell to the Federal army and navy  Control of the Mississippi has often been cast in economic terms  This book by examining the campaigns from west of the river shows how the campaign to reduce these Rebel forts also involved the creation of a black army of occupation and a remaking of the social and political landscape of Louisiana and the nation   This book is new scholarship and most importantly fresh research that challenges many commonly held notions of the Vicksburg and Port Hudson campaigns  In the past the movement of large armies and the grand assaults garnered the most attention  As Blood on the Bayou reveals small unit actions and big government policies in the Trans Mississippi did as much to shape the outcome of the war as did the great armies and famous captains of legend and lore  No student of the Civil War should ignore this book  Scholars of Vicksburg and Port Hudson will find their studies incomplete without a thorough examination of this work   As with the other books in the Louisiana uadrille series the military campaigns remain front and center I trace the movements of obscure regiments and battles fought on unfamiliar trans Mississippi.

Landscapes in June and July 1863 and tell a little known aspect of the sieges of Vicksburg and Port Hudson I examine the evolution of Federal and Confederate strategy and sketch the leaders tasked with carrying these plans forward There is enough combat to satisfy even the most ardent student of campaigns and commanders   The sources however revealed an almost obsessive concern over slavery by both sides Actually these soldiers civilians and politicians did not fret over the institution of slavery as much as control over the slaves themselves Both Federal and Confederate authorities seemed preoccupied with who physically controlled the enslaved population This led me to review Republican views on this subject and especially those held by Abraham Lincoln The tug of war over people—whom some considered persons held in bondage and others considered human property—also caused me to reexamine the peculiar institution as a salient feature of Confederate national identity A greater appreciation for the causes of the war emerged While states’ rights certainly provided a framework and context for the argument slavery caused the war not vice versa   Physical control of the slave population impacted how the Federal Government conducted the war When war broke out slaves emerged first as “contraband” then morphed into “self emancipated” persons before becoming the raison d’être of the Mississippi Valley campaigns in 1863 The African Americans became plunder if you will I came to the conclusion that the gathering of these persons drove in part Union military strategy in the Mississip.

blood free bayou pdf Blood on pdf Blood on the Bayou KindleLandscapes in June and July 1863 and tell a little known aspect of the sieges of Vicksburg and Port Hudson I examine the evolution of Federal and Confederate strategy and sketch the leaders tasked with carrying these plans forward There is enough combat to satisfy even the most ardent student of campaigns and commanders   The sources however revealed an almost obsessive concern over slavery by both sides Actually these soldiers civilians and politicians did not fret over the institution of slavery as much as control over the slaves themselves Both Federal and Confederate authorities seemed preoccupied with who physically controlled the enslaved population This led me to review Republican views on this subject and especially those held by Abraham Lincoln The tug of war over people—whom some considered persons held in bondage and others considered human property—also caused me to reexamine the peculiar institution as a salient feature of Confederate national identity A greater appreciation for the causes of the war emerged While states’ rights certainly provided a framework and context for the argument slavery caused the war not vice versa   Physical control of the slave population impacted how the Federal Government conducted the war When war broke out slaves emerged first as “contraband” then morphed into “self emancipated” persons before becoming the raison d’être of the Mississippi Valley campaigns in 1863 The African Americans became plunder if you will I came to the conclusion that the gathering of these persons drove in part Union military strategy in the Mississip.

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