Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Letter from General Grant: August 23, 1863

Originally posted on Crossroads:
One of the keys to understanding the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant is to understand Grant’s ability to work with Lincoln, as the following letter suggests. Cairo Illinois August 23d 1863. Sir: Your…

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The Falling Price of Slaves – August 1863

One of the barometers of the progress of emancipation over the course of the Civil War was the price of slaves. (This is a topic that Civil War Emancipation has covered before, earlier this year on February 21 and March … Continue reading

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