Civil War History Film Clips
A book review from 1911 covering the Civil War memoirs of the Confederate Brigadier General Johnson Hagood (1829 - 1898) who fought many battles during that conflict, most notably Cold Harbor and the battles of Weldon Road and Bentonville. At war's end he surrendered to General Sherman.
Here is a reminiscence of the grand parade following the close of America's bloody Civil War. It took two days; with the Army of the Potomac marching on the first day followed by General Sherman's Army of the West on the next. The Grand Review was the brain-child of Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton and was attended by (so it was believed) over one hundred thousand people from the victorious Northern states.
From Amazon: Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War
*A Quick Film Clip Depicting the 1865 Grand Review*
On the first anniversary marking the American intervention into the First World War Charles Payne of Grenell College, Iowa, wrote to the editors at THE NATION and cautioned his fellow-Americans to remember the conduct and humility of Civil War General Robert E. Lee.
Click here to read about the heavy influence religion had in the Rebel states during the American Civil War.
"During the Civil War many young boys enlisted. In fact, three out of every ten men on the Union side were under 21, and not until 1864 did Congress pass a law forbidding the enlistment of of anyone under 16. But Johnny Clem, who joined up at ten, had them all beaten."
- Indeed he did. In fact, at the age of 12, Johnny Clem was a hero.
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