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By Albert A. Nofi

ISBN-10: 0938289128

ISBN-13: 9780938289128

A Civil battle Treasury offers a deeper knowing of the human part of the struggle and its extra technical facets in addition. the decisions are prepared in a approximately chronological order and there's a short advent to every bankruptcy which outlines the crucial advancements of every yr of the battle.

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Pillow commanded a division during Winfield Scott's Mexican Cam- Page 20 paign with little skill, though some courage, acquiring two wounds. He engaged in continuous quarrels with his superior, and was constantly in communication with the president. Polk, claiming that Pillow was being persecuted, sustained him in his quarrels with Scott, a Whig and potential presidential candidate. As a result, Pillow continued to be a thorn in the latter's side throughout the war. With the coming of peace, Pillow returned to politics in Tennessee, failing in two bids to become vice-president.

Tubman went to the Carolina Sea Islands, where her fame had not reached, to serve the black community there, helping to finance a school and working as a nurse. She became involved in a number of military operations, as spy, scout and, in one instance, leader of a raiding party. After the war she continued to work for the rights of black Americans and founded a home for indigent freemen. " Removal brought great suffering upon tens of thousands of Indians. There was also a great deal of bloodshed in Illinois and Wisconsin.

The Indians won a skirmish with the militia at Stillman's Run, but, concluding that the odds against them were too great, decided to retire into Wisconsin. A few days later the militia caught them as they were attempting to cross a river. Although the Indians came off with the worst of it in the ensuing Battle of Wisconsin Heights, they did succeed in escaping. By this time some 400 regulars had turned up. Not being a stupid man, Black Hawk endeavored to surrender, only to have his offer rejected twice.

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