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States at War, Volume 2

A Reference Guide for New York in the Civil War

While many Civil War reference books exist, there is no single compendium that contains important details about the combatant states (and territories) that Civil War researchers can readily access for their work. People looking for information about the organizations, activities, economies, demographics, and prominent personalities of Civil War states and state governments must assemble data from a variety of sources, with many key sources remaining unavailable online. This volume provides a crucial reference book for Civil War scholars and historians, professional or amateur, seeking information about New York during the war. Its principal sources include the Official Records, state adjutant general reports, legislative journals, state and federal legislation, executive speeches and proclamations on the federal and state levels, and the general and special orders issued by the military authorities of both governments, North and South. Designed and organized for easy use, this book can be read in two ways: by individual state, with each chapter offering a stand-alone history of an individual state’s war years; or across states, comparing reactions to the same event or solutions to the same problems.

506 pages | 7 x 10

History: American History

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Table of Contents

Thematic Listing of Material • Acknowledgments • Abbreviations List • Maps of New York • INTRODUCTION • Organization of This Book • Editorial Considerations • Reading States at War • PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR • CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS, BATTLES, LAWS, and GENERAL ORDERS• NEW YORK • War Geography • Economy • Governance and Politicians • Demography • 1860 • Key Events • State Military Affairs • 1861 • Key Events • Legislative Sessions • State Military Affairs • 1862 • Key Events • Legislative Sessions • State Military Affairs • 1863 • Key Events • New York City Draft Riots • Legislative Sessions • State Military Affairs • 1864 • Key Events • Legislative Sessions • State Military Affairs • 1865 • Key Events • Legislative Sessions • Supplemental Information • Recruiting, Manpower, and Casualties • Expenses, Bounties, and Debt • State Agencies and Private Aid • Notes • Bibliography • Index

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