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"I hope my visit to Boston will do good..." John S. Mosby, Reconciliation and the American Revolution

Those who know me know of my “interest” in famous Confederate partisan, John S. Mosby. Ok, some would say “love affair,” but either way, I grew up reading about Mosby and his exploits during the Civil War. 1,376 more words

Emerging Civil War

A “Visionary” Plan? The Proposed March 1865 Peace Conference, Part 5

(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 are available.)

In any event, on Tuesday, February 28, Longstreet and Ord met again purportedly to discuss prisoner exchanges, when Ord suggested that Lee should contact Grant and request “an interview, stating that General Grant was prepared to receive the letter, and thought that a way could be found for a military convention, while old friends of the military service could get together and seek out ways to stop the flow of blood.” Longstreet replied that the fighting had to stop before the Confederates could engage in peace negotiations. 1,007 more words

Leadership--Federal

A “Visionary” Plan? The Proposed March 1865 Peace Conference, Part 4

(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 are available.)

It is important to note that although Grant seemed somewhat hopeful that the military leaders could “talk a little” about resolving the conflict, he did not support Ord’s proposal for including Julia in the process. 1,017 more words

Leadership--Federal

A “Visionary” Plan? The Proposed March 1865 Peace Conference, Part 3

(Part 1 and Part 2 are available.)

So why was Ord’s idea even considered, and actually supported, at the highest levels of a Confederate government steeped in a patriarchal culture? 1,796 more words

Leadership--Federal

A “Visionary” Plan? The Proposed March 1865 Peace Conference, Part 2

(Part 1 is available here.)

While many were disheartened by the failure of the February conference, the Confederates were not willing to give up their hope of establishing an independent nation, although that hope was becoming dimmer with each passing day. 1,400 more words

Leadership--Federal

Confederate Arizona's Representative

When the Confederate Congress convened in Richmond, Virginia, there were delegates from the eleven seceded states plus representatives from Kentucky and Missouri. Yet, seated among these politicians was another gentleman: Granville “Grant” Oury, the representative from Confederate Arizona, duly elected by the pro-Southern citizenry of that territory. 623 more words

Emerging Civil War

Book Review: Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and Kindness

This latest offering from Savas Beatie is a reissue of Mark J. Crawford’s Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and  587 more words

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