1866-1872

1866-1872

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...1,679? 12 Staff....... 7 Ga........ 1,1851 6 Under Pope ill: ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 3 Staff....... 9 Miss....... 1,897' 14 Under Ord Ark....... 1,548" 11 Staff..... '.. 7 Texas...... 4,7221? 37 Under Hancock La...-.... 2,4341! 14 Staff....... 11 Total (excluding Thomas's force).. 19,320 These were all regulars, all the volunteers except 203 commissioned oflicers had been mustered out. The total strength of the army on Sept. 30, 1867, was 56,815, so that 34% of it was in the five military districts. Many of those in Texas were probably on regular frontier duty. ' 1,081 at Richmond. 1 269 st Vicksburg, 242 at Jackson, 256 st Grsnads. 1' 426 at Charleston. "801 at Little Rock. 1 497 at Atlanta. H 455 at Brownsville. 822 at Fort Jefferson. 13 1021 at New Orleans. II 848 at Mobile. This note was written for me by D. M. Matteson. conveyances there should be no discrimination on account of colour. Economic demoralization was likewise a marked feature of the situation. Nature seemed to frown upon the Southerner, and legislation completed his discomfiture. The cotton crop of 1866 was poor, and yet, owing to the large production in India which had been stimulated by the high war price of the staple, its value had fallen materially. Then Congress laid a tax on it of three cents per pound and allowed no drawback on cotton which was exported.1 This state of things together with the instability of the government, fostering as it did partisan and sectional feeling, operated to prevent an important means of recuperation at the South. Tempted by the low price of land and high price of cotton at the end of the war, there was an influx of Northern settlers mostly Union soldiers, who brought some capital and much energy; but they knew...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808274
  • 9781236808271