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And he whistled, and walked on. When he had got to the other side of the boat, he came across Haley, who was smoking on top of a pile of boxes. Gay: Happy. Decentish: Somewhat decent. Wench: A young woman or female servant. ” Reckon: Think or suppose. “Why, I reckon she is tol’able fair,” said Haley, blowing the smoke out of his mouth. Tol’able: Tolerable; acceptable. ” said the man. 6 American Civil War: Primary Sources Haley nodded, and smoked on. ” said the man. “Wal,” said Haley, “I’m fillin’ out an order for a plantation, and I think I shall put her in.
T. Beauregard, who led the South to victory at the First Battle of Bull Run, was the same man who led the successful assault on Fort Sumter that marked the beginning of the Civil War. S. Military Academy at West Point in order to join the Confederate Army. Theodore Upson 27 For Further Reading McPherson, James M. For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Meredith, Roy. Storm Over Sumter. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957. Mitchell, Reid. The Vacant Chair: The Northern Soldier Leaves Home.
After all, Doubleday was second in command at Fort Sumter when it came under attack from Confederate forces on April 12, 1861. As chief lieutenant for Major Robert Anderson (1805–1871), Doubleday took a leading role in defending the fort from the assault. The following entry from Doubleday’s journal, Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie, recalls how the fort finally fell into Confederate hands after long hours of cannon fire: Showers of [cannon]balls . . poured into the fort in one incessant [unending] stream, causing great flakes of masonry to fall in all directions.
American Civil War Reference Library Vol 4 Primary Sources by Kevin Hillstrom; Laurie Collier Hillstrom; Lawrence W Baker; U-X-L (Firm)