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Manassas

Author : Kathleen Mulvaney
ISBN : 9781439629420
Genre : Photography
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With its humble beginnings as a small train junction in Virginia’s northern piedmont region, Manassas has evolved from a traditional rural community into a leading city of the New South, serving as a focal point for new businesses and growth outside of our nation’s capital. Though the Civil War left an indelible mark on the character of Manassas, the area’s citizens and post-war newcomers were able to begin anew, building a progressive town, full of promise and hope, upon the four-year conflict’s ashes and battle-scarred landscape. In Manassas: A Place of Passages, this historic town comes alive, allowing the reader to take an entertaining and educational visual journey from the early days of the “Iron Horse” at Manassas Junction in the mid-nineteenth century to a more prosperous Manassas in the early twentieth century, when the streets were newly paved and lined with family-owned businesses. This comprehensive volume touches upon every facet of community life: schools, such as the Manassas Institute and the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth; the town’s many historic churches, which were acknowledged, at one time, by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!; several prominent families and civic leaders; and general scenes of people participating in recreational activities, from piano lessons and plays to athletic teams and parades.

Faces Of The Confederacy

Author : Ronald S. Coddington
ISBN : 9781421400303
Genre : History
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Like its companion volume, Faces of the Civil War: An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories, this book offers readers a unique perspective on the war and contributes to a better understanding of the role of the common soldier.

Manassas

Author : Ethan S. Rafuse
ISBN : 9780803254268
Genre : History
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This volume is the essential guide to the Manassas battlefields, site of two of the Civil War’s critical campaigns. Ethan S. Rafuse, a distinguished scholar of the Civil War, provides a clearly organized, thorough, and uniquely insightful account of both campaigns, along with expert analysis and precise directions for armchair traveler and battlefield visitor alike. The July 1861 Battle of First Manassas and the August 1862 Battle of Second Manassas unequivocally influenced the course and outcome of the Civil War. The first battle dealt a decisive blow to hopes that the inexperienced armies of the North and the South could bring about a quick military resolution of the secession crisis. The second battle was the climactic engagement of a spectacular campaign that carried the war to the outskirts of Washington DC and marked the coming of age of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Manassas: A Battlefield Guide presents readers with a clear, convenient guide to the sites in northern and central Virginia that shaped the course and outcome of these campaigns. Lucid, concise narratives give readers a better understanding of the events that took place on these battlefields and of the terrain, personalities, and decisions that shaped them.

Aidan At Manassas

Author : Martin Harlick
ISBN : 9780987800503
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Aidan at Manassas follows the adventures of Aidan Whitehand and the Georgia Guards before, during and after the first battle of Manassas. Aidan is promoted to Lieutenant and after the battle is given an independent command to find and kill Union shirkers. The final part of the book focuses on the battle for Aidan's hill. Aidan is a confident, intelligent Confederate soldier. The book is from the viewpoint of the South. Not because of some "Lost Cause" notion, rather an affinity for the tragic loser. I will add a stronger national viewpoint in my second book, Aidan at Antietam. Real historical people such as Jackson, Bee and Burnside are a part of the narrative that includes the all knowing Sergeants Collin and Thrug and an agreeable Colonel Kearns. An important character is Graham, Aidan's friend and their close relationship. I wanted to inject the story from Aidan's perspective of the industrial age, his spiritual candor and his father's mentorship. The book depicts Aidan's journeys to Augusta, Georgia and his visits with his mother, sister and uncle. Woven into the story are strong elements of family tragedy, betrayal and revenge. The battle, skirmishes, deaths, injuries and all the realities of war are present and infused with a human element. While writing my book I attempted to keep the historical facts accurate but at times re-interpreted history. The faults of any missteps are mine. I enjoyed writing Aidan at Manassas and hope you enjoy reading my book Martin Harlick

Faces Of The Civil War Navies

Author : Ronald S. Coddington
ISBN : 9781421421360
Genre : History
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During the American Civil War, more than one hundred thousand men fought on ships at sea or on one of America’s great inland rivers. There were no large-scale fleet engagements, yet the navies, particularly the Union Navy, did much to define the character of the war and affect its length. The first hostile shots roared from rebel artillery at Charleston Harbor. Along the Mississippi River and other inland waterways across the South, Union gunboats were often the first to arrive in deadly enemy territory. In the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic seaboard, blockaders in blue floated within earshot of gray garrisons that guarded vital ports. And on the open seas, rebel raiders wreaked havoc on civilian shipping. In Faces of the Civil War Navies, renowned researcher and Civil War photograph collector Ronald S. Coddington focuses his considerable skills on the Union and Confederate navies. Using identifiable cartes de visite of common sailors on both sides of the war, many of them never before published, Coddington uncovers the personal histories of each individual who looked into the eye of the primitive camera. These unique narratives are drawn from military and pension records, letters, diaries, period newspapers, and other primary sources. In addition to presenting the personal stories of seventy-seven intrepid volunteers, Coddington also focuses on the momentous naval events that ushered in an era of ironclad ships and other technical innovations. The fourth volume in Coddington’s series on Civil War soldiers, this microhistory will appeal to anyone with an interest in the Civil War, social history, or photography. The narratives and photographs in Faces of the Civil War Navies shed new light on a lesser-known part of our American story. Taken collectively, these "snapshots" remind us that the history of war is not merely a chronicle of campaigns won and lost, it is the collective personal odysseys of thousands of individual life stories.

From Manassas To Appomattox Memoirs Of The Civil War In America

Author : James Longstreet
ISBN : 9781465520005
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The Great Battle Fought At Manassas

Author : George Wilkes
ISBN : HARVARD:HX4KHX
Genre : Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
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