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Virginians' Responses to the Gettysburg Address, 1863-1963
(Virginia Tech, 2006-04-14)
By examining Virginia newspapers from the fall of 1863 this paper will bring to light what Civil War-era Southerners thought of the Gettysburg Address. This work is confined to Virginia not because that state is representative ...
The Women of Waterford, Virginia: Gender, Unionism, Quakerism and Identity in the American Civil War
(Virginia Tech, 2019-07-03)
Over the course of the Civil War the small community of Waterford, Virginia maintained Unionist sentiments regardless of being a part of the Confederate States of America. These sentiments were rooted in loyalty to the ...
"It Is Useless to Conceal the Truth Any Longer": Desertion of Virginia Soldiers From the Confederate Army
(Virginia Tech, 2007-05-29)
This study of Virginia desertion differs from other desertion studies in several respects. The statistical analysis of the patterns of desertion within the army is one of the most unique characteristics of this study. ...
Tributes to the Past, Present, and Future: Confederate Memorialization in Virginia, 1914-1919
(Virginia Tech, 2015-06-02)
Between 1914 and 1919, elite white people erected monuments across Virginia, permanently transforming the landscape of their communities with memorials to the Confederacy. Why did these Confederate memorialists continue ...
"United in Interest and Feeling:" The Political Culture of Union in the Virginia Borderland, 1850 - 1861
(Virginia Tech, 2014-05-05)
This thesis explores the role of political culture in the secession of two Virginia counties: Augusta and Rockbridge. These two counties, which in 1850 were staunchly loyal to the Union, shifted loyalties late in the ...