The Heroes of the War for the Union and Their Achievements (1864)
By the Rev. P.V. Ferree, M.D., of the Ohio Conference of the M.E. Church
Rev. P.V. Ferree originally intended his work to be the first volume of a series telling the
“…complete history of the Great Rebellion, consisting of biographical sketches of officers and statesmen; pictures of great battles, sieges, desperate charges, and skirmishes; personal encounters and daring; thrilling incidents; with all else of interest connected with the national struggle for existence”
Ferree begins the endeavor with a description of the political environment prior to the war.