9780870045127

The Enemy Never Came: The Civil War in the Pacific Northwest

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  • ISBN13:

    9780870045127

  • ISBN10:

    0870045121

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-10-01
  • Publisher: Caxton Pr

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Summary

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press forCaxton Press Although the Pacific Northwest was the area furthest removed from the actual battles of the Civil War, it was nonetheless profoundly affected by the war. The Enemy Never Cameexamines the everyday lives of the volunteer soldiers who battled Native American renegades of the region and of the settlers who were deeply affected by the war yet unable to do much about it. Pacific Northwest pioneers soon chose sides, most allying with the North, others supporting the southern states' right to withdraw from the union. Still others attempted to ignore the entire issue of the War between the States, leaving "that problem" to the folks back east. Because communication with the rest of the nation was slow and tenuous during the early years of the war, the early settlers of what are now Oregon, Washington, and Idaho concentrated on controlling the restive Native Americans whose land and society had been overwhelmed by white settlers. These same settlers, however, nonetheless vigorously argued politics and worried about invaders from the south, from the British colonies to the north, and from the seanone of whom ever materialized.

Author Biography

Scott McArthur is a writer and retired lawyer living in Monmouth, Oregon, and the author of five books on the history of the Pacific Northwest. He holds degrees from the University of Puget Sound, the University of Oregon, and Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. He is a Civil War reenactor and a student of military music of the Civil War and the Mexican-American War. He has taught in public schools and at the college level.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Mapsp. xvi
Past is preludep. 1
Politics before the warp. 12
War comes to the Pacific Northwestp. 24
The withdrawal of Federal troopsp. 31
The militia - guarding the homefrontp. 38
Responsibilities, resistance and the Draftp. 49
The suppression of the Copperhead pressp. 58
Photo Galleryp. 66
The Knights of the Golden Circlep. 78
Indians and armiesp. 87
Indian expeditions 1860-63p. 103
Indian expeditions 1864 and beyondp. 117
An array of threatsp. 135
The threat from the seap. 151
Raising the troopsp. 164
Civilian lifep. 182
The life of the soldierp. 191
The war endsp. 219
The war and the economyp. 225
Appendix Ap. 235
Appendix B:p. 237
Appendix C:p. 245
Bibliographyp. 246
The Authorp. 260
Indexp. 261
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