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Congress and the People’s Contest: The Conduct of the Civil War

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Congress and the People’s Contest: The Conduct of the Civil War

Paul Finkelman, "Congress and the People’s Contest: The Conduct of the Civil War "
English | ISBN: 0821423045 | 2018 | 256 pages | EPUB | 20 MB

The American Civil War was the first military conflict in history to be fought with railroads moving troops and the telegraph connecting civilian leadership to commanders in the field. New developments arose at a moment’s notice. As a result, the young nation’s political structure and culture often struggled to keep up. When war began, Congress was not even in session. By the time it met, the government had mobilized over 100,000 soldiers, battles had been fought, casualties had been taken, some civilians had violently opposed the war effort, and emancipation was under way.