American Civil War Reference Library by Kevin Hillstrom

By Kevin Hillstrom

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Southerners needed Lee to prove that good people can and do lose and to demonstrate that success in battle or elsewhere does not necessarily denote superiority,” wrote historian Emory M. Thomas. Lee died in October 1870, after suffering a stroke. News of Lee’s death triggered a tremendous outpouring of grief all across the South. Ordinary citizens and thousands of devoted soldiers who had served under him offered testimonials (public statements declaring a person’s merit) about his leadership and courage.

They argued that each state should decide for itself whether to allow the practice. By 1861, Southern dissatisfac254 American Civil War: Biographies ing him $150,000 to purchase the property. Lee accepted the offer, and the property subsequently became Arlington National Cemetery. The Custis-Lee Mansion at Arlington National Cemetery. ) Today, Arlington National Cemetery is the most famous cemetery in the United States. More than 175,000 American soldiers, including troops from every major war in which the United States has fought, are buried within its borders.

The two men were both excellent speakers, and their appearances attracted large crowds and a great deal of media attention. The debates reflected the growing division between the Republican and Democratic parties over slavery. Lincoln strongly opposed slavery because he believed it was morally wrong. He also thought that it contradicted the main principles upon which the country was founded. ” But he did not necessarily believe that black people were equal to white people. Like most white people of his time, he held some racist views toward black people.

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