Newspaper coverage of cavalry raiders during the American Civil War

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dc.contributor Roberts, Chris
dc.contributor Selesky, Harold E.
dc.contributor.advisor Bragg, Dianne M. Campbell, Donald 2017-03-02T19:55:02Z 2017-03-02T19:55:02Z 2016
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002500
dc.identifier.other Campbell_alatus_0004M_12968
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract During the American Civil War, military actions took place across a vast distance, from southern Pennsylvania to the future state of New Mexico. While a majority of the war was fought in the Eastern Theater, essentially the region east of the Appalachian Mountains, the Western Theater, roughly stretching from the Appalachians to the Mississippi River, saw plenty of action as well. Unlike the Eastern Theater, which saw large armies of infantry repeatedly clash against each other, the Western Theater was more suited to long range cavalry operations. Between 1863 and 1865, several bodies of Union forces pushed into Alabama, doing their part to hinder the Confederate war effort in that state. At the same time, Confederate cavalry raiders were harassing northern troops in Mississippi and Tennessee, hampering their plans to end the rebellion. Southern cavalry forces even pushed into the North, bringing the war to the American Midwest. This research will not only attempt to tell the stories of the men who led these raids and who are oft overlooked in the war’s historical narrative, but also fairly closely examine how newspapers of the time wrote about their campaigns, including the many different sets of facts received, unconfirmed rumors and discrepancies being widely reported, and the inability, many times, to see these raids in the larger picture of the war.
dc.format.extent 129 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
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dc.subject.other Journalism
dc.subject.other History
dc.title Newspaper coverage of cavalry raiders during the American Civil War
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Journalism Journalism The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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