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Lee S Invasion Of Northwest Virginia In 1861

Author : Granville Davisson Hall
ISBN : HARVARD:32044019381805
Genre : History
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Includes chapters on Lee's relationships with General McClellan and General Garnett, Lee's Invasion of Northwest Virginia in 1861 tells the story of the celebrated military leader at the start of the Civil War. At the outbreak of the war, Lee was appointed to command the forces in Virginia. His first field assignment was commanding Confederate forces in western Virginia where he was defeated at Cheat Mountain. In 1862, when General Joseph E. Johnston was wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines, Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia. During the Seven Days Battles, Lee had his first opportunity to lead troops in the field. With a Confederate victory, Lee began his career as an admired leader of the South.
Category: History

Lee Vs Mcclellan

Author : Clayton R. Newell
ISBN : 9781621574286
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An examination of an important campaign between these two generals that set the scene for the pending war.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

On This Day In West Virginia Civil War History

Author : Michael B. Graham
ISBN : 9781625855770
Genre : History
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West Virginia is the only state formed by seceding from a Confederate state. And its connections to the Civil War run deep. One day at a time, award-winning historian Michael Graham presents intriguing, event-driven anecdotes and history related to the state. On July 11, 1861, a Union force attacked 1,300 Confederate troops camped at Rich Mountain in a renowned battle. Confederate guerrillas raided Hacker's Creek on June 12, 1864. Find little-known facts about the Battles of Droop Mountain, Carnifex Ferry, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown and a whole host of others. Read a story one day or month at a time. Celebrate an entire year of Civil War history in the Mountain State.
Category: History

Robert E Lee

Author : James I. Robertson, Jr.
ISBN : 9781538113493
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Robert E. Lee is regarded as a brilliant military commander and also for his inspiring achievements on behalf of the new nation in the five years after the Civil War. Robert E. Lee: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works is an historical reference of Lee and his achievements.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Rebels At The Gate

Author : W Hunter Lesser
ISBN : 9781402250101
Genre : History
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Rebels at the Gate is the dramatic story of the first Union victories of the Civil War and the events that caused Virginians to divide their state. In a defiant act to sustain President Lincoln's war effort, Virginia Unionists created their own state government in 1861-destined to become the new state of West Virginia.
Category: History

The Glories Of War

Author : Charles Preston Poland
ISBN : 9781418440671
Genre : History
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A unique telling of Civil War military activity in 1861, The Glories of War focuses on the Union's invasion of Virginia from four directions; it is the first study of the four invasion corridors of the Civil War. The Union invasions mainly produced small battles and skirmishes, as well as widely celebrated heroes, that received national attention in both the North and South but are forgotten today. Major themes include combatants' romanticized visions of the "glories of war," as well as their subsequent disillusionment. Special emphasis is placed on military activity in western Virginia (modern West Virginia), which has received limited study. Extensive use of Union and Confederate newspapers, along with previously unused sources, brings new information to readers. The text is supplemented by maps depicting both overviews and details of military action.
Category: History

Biennial Report Of The State Department Of Archives And History

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ISBN : OSU:32435021249107
Genre : Archives
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Vol. for 1936/38 includes a bibliography of West Virginia in two parts; vol. for 1938/40 includes the Proceedings of the meeting called to organize a State Historical Society as the appendix.
Category: Archives

West Virginia

Author : Writers' Program (U.S.)
ISBN : UOM:39015002637265
Genre : West Virginia
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Category: West Virginia