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Civil War in West Virginia: A Pictorial History

Civil War in West Virginia: A Pictorial History

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Includes 250 photographs and 24 maps. An excellent overview of the war in West Virginia. Perfect for anyone curious about our state s role in the war. Beginners and scholars alike will be fascinated with the extensive photo collection. From John Brown s inflammatory acts in Harpers Ferry and the first land battle at Philippi, through the surrender of McNeill s Rangers and the end of the war, Civil War in West Virginia looks at the skirmishes, battles and politics that shaped West Virginia s role in the Civil War. With extensive photographs, maps, and historical documents and research, this book thoroughly chronicles the major activity that took place in the Restored Government of Virginia , as the state was called after its secession from Virginia. Civil War in West Virginia describes battles in the state, as well as telling about the exploits of such major figures as Generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and John McCausland. Read about events such as the Battle of Droop Mountain, the Jones-Imboden Raid, and the Battle of Pigeon s Roost. Civil War in West Virginia offers a concise yet thorough look at West Virginia s involvement in the War Between the States. From John Brown s inflammatory raid at Harper s Ferry to the first land battle at Philippi, and through the surrender of McNeill s Rangers at the end of the war, Civil War in West Virginia looks at the skirmishes, battles, and politics that shaped West Virginia s role in the Civil War. With extensive maps, photographs, and historical documents, this book thoroughly chronicles the major activities which took place in the Restored Government of Virginia as the state was called after its secession from Virginia. Civil War in West Virginia describes battles in the state, as well as telling about the exploits of such major figures as Generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and John McCausland. Read about the Battle of Droop Mountain, the Jones-Imboden Raid, and the Battle of Pigeon s Roost. This is a classic, with a concise yet thorough look at West Virginia s involvement in the Civil War. Author: Stan Cohen. Publisher: Quarrier Press. Paperback, 170 pages. Measures 8.5" x 11" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb. 5.1 oz. 
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War

Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War

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Second only to Matthew Brady as the foremost early American photographer was Alexander Gardner, the one-time manager of Brady's Washington salon and Brady's chief photographer in the field during the early days of the Civil War. Indeed, Gardner - who later photographed the War independently - often managed the famous horse-drawn photographic laboratory and took many of the pictures that used to be attributed to Brady. He accompanied the Union troops on their marches, their camps and bivouacs, their battles, and on their many hasty retreats and routs during the early days of the War. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 224 pages. Measures 10.2" x 8.25" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb 8.1 oz. 
Harpers Ferry Postcard Book

Harpers Ferry Postcard Book

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Harpers Ferry, located at the confluence of the beautiful Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, offers visitors a breathtaking view described by Thomas Jefferson as a "scene worth a voyage across the Atlantic." From George Washington's 1796 establishment of the federal armory, through John Brown's 1859 raid to foment slave rebellion and Civil War battles, and to one of the first successful colleges for African Americans, Harpers Ferry has played a significant role in America's history. Hundreds of vintage postcards, many of which are very scarce today, depict this history, the various scenic views and buildings in town, and the daily lives of townspeople over the last century. Publisher: Arcardia Publishing. Paperback, 127 pages. Measures 6.5" x 9.25" x 0.3". Weighs 10.8 oz. 
Harpers Ferry: A Crossroads in Time

Harpers Ferry: A Crossroads in Time

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With contemporary photography and words, this handsome and groundbreaking book explores the cultural and natural history of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and the surrounding landscape within Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. More than just a collection of photographs, the book chronicles the history of the area. Best known for John Brown's 1859 raid, the Ferry occupied a strategic location between the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet, making it an important 19th-century crossroads for river, canal, and railroad transportation. The book explores that bustling bygone era, including the Civil War years, which brought an end to the town's industrial age. Moreover, the book portrays the present-day town and the area's scenic attractions, including the rivers and the Appalachian Trail, which passes through the park. Publisher: Mountain Trail Press. Hardcover, 120 Pages. Measures 11.25" x 8.75" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb. 12.8 oz.
Images of America: African Americans of Jefferson County

Images of America: African Americans of Jefferson County

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Jefferson County can proudly claim a large number of firsts when it comes to African Americans in national history. The raid to free slaves that served as a catalyst for the Civil War was led by abolitionist John Brown in Harpers Ferry. The first man wounded in the rebellion was Heyward Shepherd, a free African American and a Jefferson County resident. Pres. Abraham Lincoln appointed Jefferson County native Martin Robison Delany as the first African American field officer of the Civil War. In 1906, the Niagara Movement, forerunner to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), held its first meeting on American soil on the Storer College campus. The first woman to become the coach of a men’s college basketball team was also an African American from Jefferson County. Additionally, the Colored Horse Show held in Charles Town was the first of its kind for African Americans. Presented by the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society, Inc. Foreward by Sen. Robert C. Byrd. Publisher: Arcadia Publishing. Paperback, 127 pages. Measures 6.5" x 9.25"x0.2". Weighs 10.8 oz.
John Brown Thundering Voice of Jehovah

John Brown Thundering Voice of Jehovah

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Abolitionist John Brown has become one of the most storied but least examined figures in American history. This pictorial history deconstructs his life, family and travels, from his birth in 1800 to his 1859 death by hanging in Charles Town, Virginia. Extensive coverage is given to Brown's fateful attack of the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859, and how that event moved a nation one step closer to Civil War. More importantly, the author reveals the life experiences that culminated with Browns attack of the arsenal. Hundreds of period photos are accompanied by contemporary color shots of the locations associated with Brown, stretching from New York to Kansas. The most complete pictorial history of John Brown ever is sure to be of interest to both Civil War and general American history buffs. Publisher: Quarrier Press. Paperback, 196 pages. Measures 8.5" x 11" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb 3.5 oz. 
Mr. Lincolns Camera Man: Mathew B. Brady

Mr. Lincolns Camera Man: Mathew B. Brady

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Mathew Brady, one of the foremost early American photographers and one of the earliest war photographers, was official photographer for the Union Army in the Civil War. With his assistants and his horse-drawn photographic wagon, Brady accompanied the troops and recorded the war firsthand. His war pictures are among the greatest war photographs ever taken, and constitute a prized pictorial record of American history. A photographer much in demand by statesmen and celebrities, Brady amassed a gallery of distinguished portraits. Most famous of these is the Brady Lincoln, the photograph used for the engraving of the Lincoln head on the five-dollar bill. There are even photographs of Brady himself. But the heart of the book is the Civil War photographs: Battle Smoke, Union Wounded at Fredericksburg, Burnside's Bridge over the Antietam, Death of a Rebel Sniper, Remains of the Dead at Chancellorsville, Embalming Surgeon at Work, Atlanta Ga. Just After Its Capture, and others. Meredith's text tells the story behind many of the photographs and gives a lively account of Brady's life and times. In this Dover edition almost all the photographic prints have been reproduced directly from negatives and photographs on file at the Library of Congress -- they are sharper and clearer than the reproductions in the first edition; numbers for all negatives are now included -- a great boon to Brady picture research; and corrections have been made in the attributions of some of the photographs. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 368 pages. Measures 8.4" x 11.25" x 0.6". Weighs 2 lb 5.3 oz. 
Vicksburg Sentinels of Stone

Vicksburg Sentinels of Stone

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On July 4, 1863, two defeats assured the demise of the Confederate cause. From the ridges and meadows of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia retreated. After a forty-seven-day siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, shattered Confederate forces surrendered to the Union Army and General Ulysses S. Grant. These two books of photographs by award-winning photojournalist Timothy T. Isbell commemorate the sacrifices made and the landscapes that were witness to violence and valor. In Gettysburg: Sentinels of Stone, the battlefield's mighty panoramas are brought to life. Accompanying the eighty-five full-color photographs are stories of the soldiers who fought and citizens who witnessed this pivotal battle. These stories serve to bring special meaning to the photographs of statues, monuments, and terrain. Gettysburg: Sentinels of Stone features new monuments added to the park in the last five years, including the Elizabeth Thorn monument and the 11th Mississippi monument, which has the distinction of being the final monument allowed on the Gettysburg battlefield. With its photographs and chronicle of events, Gettysburg: Sentinels of Stone offers the perfect keepsake for park visitors and anyone wanting a photographic record of Gettysburg's scenery. Vicksburg: Sentinels of Stone reveals the breadth and scope of Grant's siege and the city's stalwart defense in eighty-five color photographs of the monuments, the bluffs, the Mississippi river, the redoubts, and the redans that remain in the national park. Accompanying text explores the stories of the soldiers and citizens who participated in this devastating engagement. In words and images, Vicksburg: Sentinels of Stone creates an ideal memento and a superb photographic record of the monuments and scenery that make a visit to Vicksburg National Military Park an unforgettable encounter with Civil War history. Author: Timothy T. Isbell. Publisher: University Press of Mississippi. Hardcover, 170 pages. Measures 11.75" x 10.25" x 1". Weighs 3 lb. 6.3 oz. 
West Point History of the Civil War The United States Military Academy

West Point History of the Civil War The United States Military Academy

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The definitive military history of the Civil War, featuring the same exclusive images, tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy to teach the history of the art of war to West Point cadets. The United States Military Academy at West Point is the gold standard for military history and the operational art of war. West Point has created military history texts for its cadets since 1836. For the first time in over forty years, the United States Military Academy has authorized a new military history series that will bear the name West Point. That text has been updated repeatedly, but now it has been completely rewritten and The West Point History of the Civil War is the first volume to result in a new series of military histories authorized by West Point. The West Point History of the Civil War combines the expertise of preeminent historians commissioned by West Point, hundreds of maps uniquely created by cartographers under West Point's direction, and hundreds of images, many created for this volume or selected from West Point archives. Offering careful analysis of the political context of military decisions, The West Point History of the Civil War is singularly brilliant at introducing the generals and officer corps of both Union and Confederacy, while explaining the tactics, decisions, and consequences of individual battles and the ebb and flow of the war. For two years it has been beta-tested, vetted, and polished by cadets, West Point faculty, and West Point graduates and the results are clear: This is the best military history of its kind available anywhere. Publisher: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover, 432 pages. Measures 8.75" x 11.25" x 1.5". Weighs 4 lb. 4 oz.