The Civil War (Harper’s Weekly)
DISUNION – NYTimes ~ Disunion revisits and reconsiders America’s most perilous period — using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded.
The Precarious Position of Lt. Reese . . . It wasn’t the sort of situation that Chauncey Barnes Reese, an affable, easygoing lieutenant, had expected when he shipped off on his first Army deployment, to the sleepy, half-complete Fort Gaines on the outer reaches of Mobile Bay.
Seceding From Secession ~ Parkersburg, Va., Jan. 1, 1861 . . . these Virginian patriarchs had not come to lend their support to the rebellion. They intended, rather, to denounce it as folly, as criminality – perhaps even as treason.