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Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union's War Governors

Stephen D. Engle


This work examines the role of Union governors in the Civil War and how these politicians were pivotal in securing victory. In a time of limited federal authority, governors were an essential part of the machine that maintained the Union while it mobilized and sustained the war effort. Charged with the difficult task of raising soldiers from their home states, these governors had to also rally political, economic, and popular support for the conflict, at times against a backdrop of significant local opposition. It argues that the relationship between these loyal-state leaders and Lincoln’s adm ... More

Keywords: Politics, Cooperation, Federalism, Governance, Union, War, Lincoln, federal, secession, Confederacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469629339
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629339.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen D. Engle, author
Florida Atlantic University