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Unformatted text preview: The Civil War Behind the Lines I. Loyalties 1. Impact of Sumter • Volunteers (1) After the American flag had been fired on Lincoln asked Americans for volunteers to deal with this rebellion (2) South has people to volunteer (3) There is no shortage of volunteers on both sides • Upper south secedes (1) After seeing what Lincoln is doing by asking for volunteers and see this as proof that he will invade the south and free the slaves (2) North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Virginia the crown jewel (3) Virginia was the largest and the capital was moved their about 90 miles from D.C. in Richmond, VA 2. Border States • These are slave states that decide there are not going to secede and join the confederacy, MO, KY, MD, DE • 2 big reasons they don’t (1) Lincoln moves troops into those states really quickly before anything can be organized (2) Lincoln makes a point in everything that he says that they are not a new Republican Government is not trying to end slavery 3. Southern Unionists • Southerners who refuse to support the confederacy, most of which come from mountainous areas who don’t have slaves • Confederate Government tries to force them to fight for the South, but instead they went and fought for the North 4. Southern Blacks •...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2009 for the course HY 203 taught by Professor Rothman during the Fall '07 term at Alabama.
- Fall '07