Savannah Bound

CHRISTMAS. GIFT. FOR. MR. LINCOLN. Whereas General Sherman sends a telegram to the President; Trevor Tympson advertises in the Tribune; and Adelaide reunites with her Father. At the Green mansion on Madison Square, A. G. Browne, ...

Author: Nikki Stoddard Schofield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496910133

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Nikki Stoddard Schofield is the author of three previously-published Civil War novels. Bondage and Freedom, A Civil War Romance is about guerrilla warfare in East Tennessee with a Yankee nurse, Lydia, who is suffering from post traumatic stress, and Brinton Good, a Confederate captain who does his military duties while also caring for her. Alas Richmond, A Civil War Romance, is about Verity, a Southern belle, and Giles, an Englishman and a Union spy, during the final days of the capital of the Confederacy. Treason Afoot, A Civil War Romance, tells the story of the Indianapolis Treason Trials in 1864 in Ms. Schofield’s hometown. Emeline Tanner and Jay Hadley live through those tumultuous times, which resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Ex Parte Milligan. Nikki is currently doing research on her next novel, Confederates in Canada. Ms. Schofield is the mother of two sons, Rob who lives with his wife Vicki in Ohio, and Gaven who lives with his wife Christine and three daughters in Virginia. She has five granddaughters, Bridget, Stephanie, Abigail, Gabrielle, and Lily; one grandson, Nicholas; one great-grandson, Gonzalo, and one great-granddaughter, Bella. From 1974 to 2012, Nikki was the law librarian at the Indianapolis office of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, formerly Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman. Upon entering phased retirement, she took a second job as the Staff Genealogist at Crown Hill Cemetery, where she works on Fridays. Also at Crown Hill, the third largest private cemetery in the country, Nikki serves as a tour guide specializing in the Civil War personalities. In October 2011, Nikki began volunteering one day a week at the Indiana State Library, Manuscript and Rare Book Division, where she creates finding aids available on the Internet. Many of the items Nikki summarizes in these finding aids are from Civil War collections. This work enables her to read what people of that era wrote and thought, thus providing authenticity to her novels. A member of Speedway Baptist Church, Ms. Schofield is an ordained deacon, moderator of the business meetings, adult Sunday school teacher, and assistant treasurer. For five years, she served as one of two representatives from the North Central region on the Coordinating Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship with which her church is affiliated. As president of the Indianapolis Civil War Round Table for two terms, Nikki was elected for a third term in May 2013. She has also served the club as director for the annual trips, secretary, and newsletter editor. Ms. Schofield gave first-person presentations of Civil War women including Belle Boyd, Confederate spy; Mary Surratt, Lincoln conspirator; Mary Ann Morrison Jackson, wife of Stonewall Jackson; Helen Pitts Douglass, the second wife of orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Lucinda Morton, the wife of Indiana’s Civil War Governor; Susan Slater, Confederate spy; and several others. Ms. Schofield is a member of the Baptist History & Heritage Society as well as a member of the Fellowship of Baptist Historians

Hidden History of Civil War Savannah

Far from being just a place that Sherman chose not to burn or, in the words of the great local historian Alexander Lawrence, “A Present for Mr. Lincoln,” Savannah is a gift for anyone who loves a good story about our nation's past.

Author: Michael L. Jordan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625851804

Category: History

Page: 160

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Savannah, Georgia was home to one of the most notable Civil War moments, naval battles, and has a deep Civil War past. Noted local filmmaker and author tells the stories of Savannah's deep engagement in the conflict. Union general William T. Sherman cemented Savannah's most notable Civil War connection when he ended his "March to the Sea" there in December 1864. However, more fascinating stories from the era lurk behind the city's ancient, moss-draped live oaks. A full-scale naval battle raged between ironclad warships just offshore. More than seven thousand prisoners were confined in the area surrounding Forsyth Park. And on March 21, 1861, the present-day Savannah Theatre was the site of one of the most inflammatory and controversial speeches of the entire war. Noted local filmmaker and author Michael Jordan delves deep into this fabled city's Civil War past.

Savannah Christmas

A Gift for Mr Lincoln John Jakes ... Hear tell there's a Confederate kitchen in Savannah gives you food if you turn in lead.” “I never heard of it, but if it's so, I expect the kitchen's closed up. Savannah's captured, or soon will be.

Author: John Jakes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349001286

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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Georgia 1864: General Sherman's army marches inexorably from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies - attractive widow Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie - struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as 'a Christmas gift,' Hattie and the feared general find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them.

Sherman s March in Myth and Memory

John Jakes's Savannah , or A Gift for Mr. Lincoln is a romance set in its namesake city in December 1864 and January 1865. Told through the eyes of a Confederate war widow and her twelve - year - old daughter , the story employs war and ...

Author: Edward Caudill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742550285

Category: History

Page: 240

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General William Tecumseh Sherman's devastating "March to the Sea" in 1864 burned a swath through the cities and countryside of Georgia and into the history of the American Civil War. As they moved from Atlanta to Savannah-destroying homes, buildings, and crops; killing livestock; and consuming supplies-Sherman and the Union army ignited not only southern property, but also imaginations, in both the North and the South. By the time of the general's death in 1891, when one said "The March," no explanation was required. That remains true today. Legends and myths about Sherman began forming during the March itself, and took more definitive shape in the industrial age in the late-nineteenth century. Sherman's March in Myth and Memory examines the emergence of various myths surrounding one of the most enduring campaigns in the annals of military history. Edward Caudill and Paul Ashdown provide a brief overview of Sherman's life and his March, but their focus is on how these myths came about-such as one description of a "60-mile wide path of destruction"-and how legends about Sherman and his campaign have served a variety of interests. Caudill and Ashdown argue that these myths have been employed by groups as disparate as those endorsing the Old South aristocracy and its "Lost Cause," and by others who saw the March as evidence of the superiority of industrialism in modern America over a retreating agrarianism. Sherman's March in Myth and Memory looks at the general's treatment in the press, among historians, on stage and screen, and in literature, from the time of the March to the present day. The authors show us the many ways in which Sherman has been portrayed in the media and popular culture, and how his devastating March has been stamped into our collective memory.

Through the Heart of Dixie

... 19–21, 55, 56, 83 Savannah, Ga., 24–28, 66, 223–24, 235 Savannah; or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln, 223–24 Scarboro, Ga., 14 Scotland, N.C., 80–81 Screven County, Ga., 23, 55, 58, 118 Selznick, David O., 214–16 Shellman, Cecilia Stovall, ...

Author: Anne Sarah Rubin

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617781

Category: History

Page: 320

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Sherman's March, cutting a path through Georgia and the Carolinas, is among the most symbolically potent events of the Civil War. In Through the Heart of Dixie, Anne Sarah Rubin uncovers and unpacks stories and myths about the March from a wide variety of sources, including African Americans, women, Union soldiers, Confederates, and even Sherman himself. Drawing her evidence from an array of media, including travel accounts, memoirs, literature, films, and newspapers, Rubin uses the competing and contradictory stories as a lens into the ways that American thinking about the Civil War has changed over time. Compiling and analyzing the discordant stories around the March, and considering significant cultural artifacts such as George Barnard's 1866 Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, and E. L. Doctorow's The March, Rubin creates a cohesive narrative that unites seemingly incompatible myths and asserts the metaphorical importance of Sherman's March to Americans' memory of the Civil War. The book is enhanced by a digital history project, which can be found at

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Savannah, Or, A Gift for Mr. Lincoln: A Novel. New York: Dutton, 2004. ———. The Gods of Newport: A Novel. New York: Dutton, 2006. ———, adaptation. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Montgomery, Ala., Shakespeare Festival, 1989.

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438116942

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

A Present for Mr Lincoln

The Story of Savannah from Secession to Sherman Alexander A. Lawrence. » 30 England Abolitionist referred to as their “ white Jesus ” by some Georgia Negroes ) told them , “ Your freedom is the gift of God . The President has proclaimed ...

Author: Alexander A. Lawrence



Category: Georgia

Page: 321

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The Readers Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

John Jakes writes ofthe Southern women and children struggling to save their plantations in the face of Sherman's march to the seain Savannah; or,A Gift for Mr. Lincoln. Jakes's novel, like Doctorow's, ischaracter driven and sometimes ...

Author: Jennifer S. Baker

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083891165X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

The Last Year of the War

-THE FALL OF SAVANNAH . — Capture of Fort McAllister . Probable surprise of Hardee . — The Confederates evacuate Savannah . - Sherman's Christmas - gift to Mr. Lincoln . - The true value of Sherman's exploit.— His own estimation of it .

Author: Edward Alfred Pollard



Category: Cofederate States of America

Page: 363

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Southern History of the War

THE FALL OF SAVANNAH . - Capture of Fort McAllister.- Probable surprise of Hardee .-- The Confederates evacuate Savannah . Sherman's Christmas - gift to Mr. Lincoln . — The true value of Sherman's exploit . — His own estimation of it .

Author: Edward Alfred Pollard



Category: Confederate States of America

Page: 363

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