By James E. Potter
From a pool of slightly 9 thousand males of army age, Nebraska—still a territory on the time—sent greater than 3 thousand infantrymen to the Civil conflict. They fought and died for the Union reason, have been wounded, taken prisoner, and sometimes abandoned. yet Nebraska’s army contribution is just one a part of the extra complicated and fascinating tale that James E. Potter tells in Standing Firmly via the Flag, the 1st e-book to totally discover Nebraska’s involvement within the Civil conflict and the war’s involvement in Nebraska’s evolution from territory to thirty-seventh kingdom on March 1, 1867.
Although far away from the key battlefronts and seats of the warring governments, Nebraskans have been conscious of the war’s concerns and topic to its effects. nationwide debates in regards to the origins of the uprising, the guidelines pursued to quell it, and how much state should still emerge as soon as it was once over echoed all through Nebraska. Potter explores the war’s effect on Nebraskans and indicates how, while Nebraska Territory sought admission to the Union at war’s finish, it used to be stuck up in political struggles over Reconstruction, the destiny of the freed slaves, and the connection among the states and the federal government.
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