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An honorable defeat : the last days of the Confederate government

Author: William C Davis
Publisher: New York, New York : Harcourt, ©2001. ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"By February 1865, the end was clearly in sight for the Confederate government. Lee's defeat at Gettysburg had dashed the hopes of its army, and Grant's victory at Vicksburg had cut the South in two. An Honorable Defeat is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the South and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Southern partisans. It is also the story of two men, antagonists yet political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, William C., 1946-
Honorable defeat.
New York : Harcourt, ©2001
(OCoLC)606510518
Online version:
Davis, William C., 1946-
Honorable defeat.
New York : Harcourt, ©2001
(OCoLC)609199884
Named Person: Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William C Davis
ISBN: 0151005648 9780151005642 0156007487 9780156007481
OCLC Number: 45002147
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: xiv, 496 pages, [16] of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Ends and beginnings --
"The responsibility of action" --
"Let it not end in a farce" --
"A very troublesome elephant"--
"The shadows of misfortune" --
"I cannot feel like a beaten man" --
"We are falling to pieces" --
"All Is lost but our honor" --
"The Confederate government Is dissolved" --
"This, I suppose, Is the end of the Confederacy"--
"This maze of enemies" --
"The last hope Is gone" --
"We all felt profoundly grateful" --
Aftermath: "When all these wounds are healed."
Other Titles: Last days of the Confederate government
Responsibility: William C. Davis.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_350804
991000501329705351

Abstract:

"By February 1865, the end was clearly in sight for the Confederate government. Lee's defeat at Gettysburg had dashed the hopes of its army, and Grant's victory at Vicksburg had cut the South in two. An Honorable Defeat is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the South and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Southern partisans. It is also the story of two men, antagonists yet political partners, who struggled to achieve their own differing visions: Jefferson Davis, autocratic president of the Confederate States, who vowed never to surrender whatever the cost, and his secretary of war, General John C. Breckinridge, who hoped pragmatism would save the shattered remnants of the land he so loved ... William C. Davis traces the astounding journey of these men, and the entire Confederate cabinet, as they fled Richmond by train, then by mule, then on foot. Using original research, he narrates, with dramatic style and clear historical accuracy, the futile quarrels of the two men as they continued their flight from their eventual fate."--Jacket.
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