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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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An Aggressive Union Army

Brian D. McKnight.

in Contested Borderland

March 2006; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9922 words.

This chapter examines the Union army's offensive in the Appalachian region during the period from November 1862 to February 1863. Samuel Carter launched a successful raid of East Tennessee...

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Soldiers in the Union Army

Lorien Foote.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Civil War and Reconstruction US History; Southern US History. 10534 words.

Soldiers enlisted in the Union Army from every state in the Union and the Confederacy. The initial volunteers were motivated to preserve the accomplishments of the American Revolution and...

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Union Army, African Americans in

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Black Americans fought in virtually every war of the early Republic, but not until the Civil War were black regiments

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Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

in Journal of American History

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 493 words.

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Harrison, Benjamin (1833 - 1901), Union Army Officer, U.S. President

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Born on the southern Ohio frontier near Cincinnati, Benjamin Harrison came from one of the most respected families in American

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Butler, Benjamin Franklin (1818 - 1893), State Governor, Union Army Officer

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Born in New Hampshire during the same year Frederick Douglass is thought to have been born in Maryland, Benjamin Franklin

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Fisk, Clinton Bowen (1828 - 1890), Prohibitionist, Abolitionist, Union Army Officer, Commissioner of Freedmen's Bureau

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Clinton Bowen Fisk, the sixth son of Benjamin and Lydia Fisk, was born in Livingston County, New York. His father

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Grant, Ulysses S. (1822 - 1885), Union Army Officer, U.S. President

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio, the future general and eighteenth president of the United States had an

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Higginson, Thomas Wentworth (1823 - 1911), Abolitionist, Social Reformer, Union Army Officer, Autobiographer / Memoirist

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson served as the white colonel of the first federally authorized black civil war regiment. The First South

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Howard, Oliver O. (1830 - 1909), Educator, Union Army Officer, Commissioner of Freedmen's Bureau, College / University Founder

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Oliver Otis Howard was born in Leeds, Maine, to a farming couple, Rowland and Eliza Otis Howard. In 1850 he

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Bumstead, Horace (1841 - 1919), Educator, College / University President, Congregational Clergy, Union Army Officer

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

white soldier, minister, educator, and administrator. Horace Bumstead was a pivotal figure in the education of African Americans at the

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Scotland and the British Army, 1700–1750: Defending the Union, by Victoria Henshaw

Kevin Linch.

in The English Historical Review

August 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History; British History; European History; International History. 903 words.

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Baring the Iron Hand: Discipline in the Union Army. By Steven J. Ramold. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010. xii, 493 pp. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-87580-408-8.)

Christian G. Samito.

in Journal of American History

December 2010; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 497 words.

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Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps

Kim Torney.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History. 281 words.

formed in 1951 with the union of the Australian Army Nursing Service and the Australian Army Medical Women's Service, was

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Grand Army of the Republic

Stuart McConnell.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 358 words.

(GAR), largest and most powerful post–Civil War organization of Union Army and Navy veterans.

Founded on 6 April 1866

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Pulitzer, Joseph (1847–1911)

James L. Crouthamel.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 346 words.

(1847–1911), journalist.

Born in Hungary, Pulitzer immigrated to America in 1864 and joined the Union army. Rootless after

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East Tennessee Rescued, Southwestern Virginia Harassed

Brian D. McKnight.

in Contested Borderland

March 2006; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7406 words.

This chapter examines the battle between Confederate and Union armies in East Tennessee and southwestern Virginia during the period from October 1863 to March 1864. During this period, East...

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John Browns and Battle Cries

Christian McWhirter.

in Battle Hymns

March 2012; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 10495 words.

Civil War soldiers were highly musical. In fact, soldiers created one of the Union's national hymn, “John Brown's Body.” This chapter discusses the two leading patriotic songs of the Union....

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