As September 1863 dawned, Abraham Lincoln seemed assured of ultimate Union victory, while Jefferson Davis focused on rallying the Southern masses to avoid defeat. On their respective homefronts, the public responded in differing ways.
In the North, many realized that despite Gettysburg and Vicksburg the war was not about to end; stopping Lee’s invasion of the North constituted a defensive, rather than offensive, victory. Vicksburg was a strategic victory, disrupting internal commerce within the Confederacy but not necessarily blunting Confederate military activity.
The survey paints a complex picture of the American electorate. While a majority would prefer to "provide only humanitarian assistance" in Syria and 50 percent say the U.S. should not take military action, survey respondents gave conflicting responses on other questions.
Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 7:57 am
It was hard to ignore those headlines saying that people with migraine have brain damage, even if you're not among the 12 percent or so who do suffer from these painful, recurring headaches.
Don't panic, says the neurologist whose work sparked those alarming headlines. "It's still not something to stay up nights worrying about," says Dr. Richard Lipton, director of the Montefiore Headache Center in New York.
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