The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case Against an American Icon pdf

The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case Against an American Icon  pdf

Title: The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case Against an American Icon pdf

Author: John Reeves

Genre: ,History,Military History,Civil War,Nonfiction,North American Hi…,American History,American History,American Civil War,Literature,American,Literature,19th Century

Pages: 249 pages

The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case Against an American Icon pdf

History has been kind to Robert E. Lee. Woodrow Wilson believed General Lee was a “model to men who would be morally great.” Douglas Southall Freeman, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his four-volume biography of Lee, described his subject as “one of a small company of great men in whom there is no inconsistency to be explained, no enigma to be solved.” Winston Churchill called him “one of the noblest Americans who ever lived.” Until recently, there was even a stained glass window devoted to Lee’s life at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Immediately after the Civil War, however, many northerners believed Lee should be hanged for treason and war crimes. Americans will be surprised to learn that in June of 1865 Robert E. Lee was indicted for treason by a Norfolk, Virginia grand jury. In his instructions to the grand jury, Judge John C. Underwood described treason as “wholesale murder,” and declared that the instigators of the rebellion had “hands dripping with the blood of slaughtered innocents.” In early 1866, Lee decided against visiting friends while in Washington, D.C. for a congressional hearing, because he was conscious of being perceived as a “monster” by citizens of the nation’s capital. Yet somehow, roughly fifty years after his trip to Washington, Lee had been transformed into a venerable American hero, who was highly regarded by southerners and northerners alike. Almost a century after Appomattox, Dwight D. Eisenhower had Lee’s portrait on the wall of his White House office. The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee tells the story of the forgotten legal and moral case that was made against the Confederate general after the Civil War. The actual indictment went missing for 72 years. Over the past 150 years, the indictment against Lee after the war has both literally and figuratively disappeared from our national consciousness. In this book, Civil War historian John Reeves illuminates the incredible turnaround in attitudes towards the defeated general by examining the evolving case against him from 1865 to 1870 and beyond.


A Diary from Dixie pdf

A Diary from Dixie  pdf

Title: A Diary from Dixie pdf

Author: Mary Boykin Chesnut,

Genre: ,History,Military History,Civil War,Nonfiction,Autobiography,Memoir,Biography Memoir,Biography,North American Hi…,American History,American History,American Civil War,War,Biography,Autobiography

Pages: 608 pages

A Diary from Dixie pdf

One of the most important documents in southern history, this is a day-by-day diary of the Civil War years. It rings with authenticity while evoking the nostalgia, bitterness, and comedy of the Confederacy.


Hell or Richmond pdf

Hell or Richmond  pdf

Title: Hell or Richmond pdf

Author: Ralph Peters

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Military History,Civil War,Fiction,North American Hi…,American History,American History,American Civil War

Pages: 544 pages

Hell or Richmond pdf

Between May 5 and June 3, 1864, the Union and Confederate armies suffered 88,000 casualties.Twenty-nine thousandwere killed, wounded or capturedin the first two days of combat. The savagery shocked a young, divided nation. ,Against this backdrop of the birth of modern warfare and the painful rebirth of the United States, New York Times bestselling novelist Ralph Peters has


March Toward the Thunder pdf

March Toward the Thunder  pdf

Title: March Toward the Thunder pdf

Author: Joseph Bruchac

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Military History,Civil War,War,Young Adult,Historical,American History,American Civil War

Pages: 304 pages

March Toward the Thunder pdf

A unique perspective on the Civil War as only Joseph Bruchac could tell it. Louis Nolette is a fifteen-year-old Abenaki Indian from Canada who is recruited to fight in the northern Irish Brigade in the war between the states. Even though he is too young, and not American or Irish, he finds the promise of good wages and the Union?s fight to end slavery persuasive reasons to join up. But war is never what you expect, and as Louis fights his way through battle after battle, he encounters prejudice and acceptance, courage and cowardice, and strong and weak leadership in the most unexpected places.,Master storyteller and acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac tells a Civil War story based on the experiences of his own great grandfather. Chock-full of historical facts and details, this carefully researched book will give readers new insight into some of the untold stories and unsung heroes of the American Civil War.