This is the Civil War as Americans on the home front read about it: through the newspapers. No academic analysis long after the dust has settled, no interpretation from 150 years later-just the raw stories that defined and described American society in the turbulent years 1861-1865. It is a period not unlike our own . . .His army is making slow progress, it is true, but the nature of the country in which he is operating and the great distance ... Rebel papers announce that the 17th army corps is moving to reinforce him, and that it has already arrived at Van Buren, DeKalb county, Alabama. ... He rebels were under command of Marmaduke, and appear to have taken a position there for the purpose of blockading the river.
|Title||:||Upon the Best Authority, Vol. IV|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2014-09-13|