My Diary North and South: Volume 2

My Diary North and South: Volume 2

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William Howard Russell (1820-1907) was a nineteenth-century war correspondent for The Times. In 1861-2 he visited America to report on the secession crisis that had followed Abraham Lincoln's campaign to abolish slavery, in which eleven southern states had withdrawn from the United States to form their own confederacy, resulting in the American Civil War. First published in 1863, this two-volume work recounts Russell's experiences there. Based on his interviews with Lincoln, other pivotal figures, and ordinary citizens, together with his diaries and his letters to The Times, it documents his impressions of both the northern and the opposing southern states as he travelled through them. His book, thought to have been compiled in response to accusations that he was biased towards the South, provides a revealing eyewitness account of life during a landmark period in America's history. Volume 2 focuses on the horrors of the unfolding more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139150774
  • 9781139150774

Table of contents

1. Down the Mississippi; 2. Camp Randolph; 3. Heavy Bill; 4. Camp at Cairo; 5. Impending battle; 6. Progress of events; 7. Niagara; 8. Departure for Washington; 9. Interview with Mr. Seward; 10. Arlington Heights and the Potomac; 11. Fortress Monroe; 12. The 'State House' at Annapolis; 13. Skirmish at Bull's Run; 14. To the scene of action; 15. A runaway crowd at Washington; 16. Attack of illness; 17. Return to Baltimore; 18. A tour of inspection round the camp; 19. Personal unpopularity; 20. A Crimean acquaintance; 21. Another Crimean acquaintance; 22. General Scott's resignation; 23. A captain under arrest; 24. News of the death of the Prince more