The History of Alabama During the Civil War

The History of Alabama During the Civil War

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...a Douglas Democrat and strong secessionist who had deserted to the enemy, said that slavery must he given up; that it was the cause of revolution and with it abolished, the war ought to end. At a meeting in Huntsvilie the legality of secession was denied because it had not been ratified by the y.eople. But, althoue-h some professed loyalty to the Union, the principle of secession was not denied. Humphries denounced Stephens, Een Butler, Davis, and Sliell, to whom he attributed all the present troubles. The disloyal element planned to asT-r the governor to call a convention to reunite Alabama to the Union; he expected refusal of the governor would be an excuse for Torth Alabama to set up an independent 38 state. These disaffected persons created much disturbance 37 Fleming, "Peace Movement in Alabama," pp. 1UG-121 38Ioid, pp. 122-124 outwardly and through seoret societies and were the oause of constant disorder and outlawry.' Hot only was North Alabama thus affected, but South Alabama also suffered from outrages, especially in the south-eastern corner of the state where the plantation system did not exist and the population had no particular interest in either 40 side, except as prospects of victory or defeat loomed up. This increasing disaffection hindered the pursuits of Alabama, not only politically, but economically as well One of the great problems which confronted the State and which was largely political was that of conscription. In the spring of l862 the Confederate Congress passed an Enrollment Act by which all white men from 18 to 35 years were liable to service. The President was to employ State officials if the governor consented; otherwise he was to use Confederate officials. The conscripts were to be assigned to...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890698
  • 9781236890696