By spring 1864, the administration of Abraham Lincoln was in serious trouble, with mounting debt, low morale and eroding political support As spring became summer, a force of Confederate troops led by Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early marched north through the Shenandoah Valley and crossed th
Reprint of the 1975 Doubleday original On May 15, 1864, at a little crossroads hamlet in Virginia, the fate of the Shenandoah Valley may have been decided and, with it, the ability of the Confederacy to survive in Virginia for another season The Battle of New Market is the story of one of those se
The Confederate Strike on Washington 300 pp., illus., maps, cloth, dj., new condition.
The battle between Confederate units under General John C Breckinridge and Union forces commanded by Maj Gen Franz Sigel in the Shenandoah Valley, May 1864.
On October 19, 1864, the last great battle of the Civil War in Virginia s Shenandoah Valley took place along Cedar Creek between the towns of Strasburg and Middletown Beginning with a brilliant Confederate surprise attack on Major General Philip Sheridan s Army of the Shenandoah but culminating in
Gen U.S Grant s order to cripple the ability of the Shenandoah Valley to supply the CSA with food and fodder affected the civilian population as did no other act of war, including Sherman s march through Georgia Packed with the firsthand account of victims and perpetrators alike, this book brings
The Battle of Monocacy, which took place on the blisteringly hot day of July 9, 1864, is one of the Civil War s most significant yet little known battles What played out that day in the corn and wheat fields four miles south of Frederick, Maryland., was a full field engagement between some 12,000 b
Virginia s Shenandoah Valley in 1864 was the scene of one of the most crucial campaigns of the Civil War The outcome of the fighting there would have consequences that stretched far outside the valley to help decide the fate of the nation In 1864 the Union Army s new commander, Ulysses Grant, crea
The Last Battle of Winchester Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 September 19, 1864 is the first serious study to chronicle the Third Battle of Winchester The September 1864 combat was the largest, longest, and bloodiest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valle
Charles R Knight s Valley Thunder is the first full length account in than three decades to examine the combat at New Market on May 15, 1864, the battle that opened the pivotal Shenandoah Valley Campaign, a strategically important and agriculturally abundant region that helped feed Gen Robert
During the summer of 1864 General Grant was hammering at the gates of Richmond and the Confederacy seemed doomed In a bold and desperate stroke, General Lee countered by sending Jubal A Early and a force of only twelve thousand men toward Washington, D.C After some victories along the way, they c
Generally regarded as the most important of the Civil War campaigns conducted in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, that of 1864 lasted than four months and claimed than 25,000 casualties The armies of Philip H Sheridan and Jubal A Early contended for immense stakes Beyond the agricult