Civil War

*PREORDER* Civil War Years in Jefferson County, Virginia

Civil War Years in Jefferson County, Virginia

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No time period in history has more impact on Jefferson County citizens than the Civil War years. Those four years saw families uprooted, homes, farms and livelihoods destroyed, and the end of six decades of arms production at Harpers Ferry. For some, the war crashed through their walls and defeaning terror. For others, it led to freedom and education. And whether by choice or not, Jefferson Countians entered the war as Virginians and left as West Virginians. In his first book, historian P. Douglas Perks--"Mr. Jefferson County"--uses his decades of research and writing on the topic, along with rare first person accounts of four citizens who endured these tenuous years. Perks also brings new focus to the statewide issue of secession. No state in the Union was more divided over this issue, and perhaps no other country. Who would cast their lot with the destiny of Virginia and who would remain "firmly attached to the Union of these States"? Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Paperback, 158 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.5". Weighs 9.7 oz.
Harpers Ferry Under Fire: A Border Town in the American Civil War

Harpers Ferry Under Fire: A Border Town in the American Civil War

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Harpers Ferry experienced the Civil War like no other place and was a case study of repeated invasions, military operations, martial law, and endless danger. Journey into the Civil War with stories from those who lived, worked, fought, and died in a border town. This narrative is complemented by full color and black-and-white illustrations, photographs, and maps. Paperback, 200 pages.Author Dennis E. Frye is the Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. He is a writer, lecturer, guide, preservationist, and prominent Civil War historian. A well-know author, Dennis has written 77 articles and six books. Measures 7" x 9.75" x 0.4". Weighs 1 lb. 2 oz. 
Blue & Gray Magazine History and Tour Guide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle of Harpers Ferry September 12-15, 1862

Blue & Gray Magazine History and Tour Guide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle of Harpers Ferry September 12-15, 1862

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At the bottom of the “hole” where the Shenandoah River flows into the Potomac River is the village of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (which was Virginia in 1862). Towering over this confluence are Maryland Heights, Loudoun Heights, and Bolivar Heights. It all makes for wild, scenic beauty, but the town becomes virtually indefensible if enemy cannons are placed on the heights. In September 1862, Stonewall Jackson did exactly that. But Jackson was late. He was unable to meet Robert E. Lee’s stringent timetable for capturing Harpers Ferry, and the unprecedented loss of Lee’s Special Orders 191 – which detailed the Confederate invasion plan – compromised the operation and endangered the Confederate army. Often overshadowed by Antietam, the battle never would have occurred without Stonewall’s actions at Harpers Ferry. This guide includes several color and black-and-white photographs and maps of the battlefields. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Paperback, 103 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.25". Weighs 6.5 oz. 
Harpers Ferry Anthology: Civil War-era Stories by Park Rangers and Volunteers

Harpers Ferry Anthology: Civil War-era Stories by Park Rangers and Volunteers

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Published by the Harpers Ferry Park Association in memory of David L. Larsen, Interpreter.The diaries, letters and memoirs of the civilians and soldiers who experienced the war in Harpers Ferry have provided park interpreters an invaluable tool for transporting park visitors to the past. Here are 24 stories written by 17 interpreters, volunteers, rangers and interns that recreate six harrowing years of a town under attack. Paperback, 118 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.4". Weighs 6.5 oz.
"My Will is Absolute Law" A Biography of Union General H. Milroy

"My Will is Absolute Law" A Biography of Union General H. Milroy

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When the South fired the first shot of the Civil War in April 1861, hundreds of volunteers flocked to answer President Lincoln's call to arms, anxious to defend their country and uphold the sanctity of the Union. Among these first volunteers was Robert H. Milroy. Determined to obtain a military education and denied his wish to attend West Point, Milroy had at last secured a position to attend Captain Partridge's Military Academy at Norwich University in Vermont. After graduating, however, he was thwarted time and again in his desire for a military career, quickly discovering that military appointments tended to favor West Point graduates. A fervent abolitionist and dedicated patriot, Milroy craved military action and viewed the Civil War as his long-awaited opportunity to achieve the glorious reputation he so ardently desired. Compiled from primary sources such as Milroy's correspondence and the letters of those who knew him, this biography details the life and times of General Robert H. Milroy. Although perhaps not one of the major players on the stage of Civil War drama, Milroy was one of the staunchest defenders not only of the Union but of the Emancipation Proclamation as well. Focusing primarily on Milroy's Civil War career, this work serves to provide information about lesser known operations in western Virginia during 1861 and 1862 as well as illustrate the bonds that formed between commanders and their men. It also provides a case study of how an abolitionist general enforced his will in various regions throughout the Confederacy. Appendices contain a portion of Milroy's unfinished autobiography and a list of troops commanded by Milroy in combat. Publisher: McFarland & Company. Paperback, 212 Pages. Measures 8.75"x5.75"x0.375" . Weighs 10.6 oz.
"Not a Moment Too Soon" A.P. Hill in the Maryland Campaign

"Not a Moment Too Soon" A.P. Hill in the Maryland Campaign

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"A tribute to Ambrose Powell Hill and his Light division at Sharpsburg" - John W. Schildt. Author: John W. Schildt. Publisher: Independently Printed. Paperback, 138 Pages. Measures 8.5"x5.5"x0.25" . Weighs 7.3 oz.
"So Much to Say": The Civil War Letters of Corporal Robert Bradbury, Battery D, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery

"So Much to Say": The Civil War Letters of Corporal Robert Bradbury, Battery D, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery

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When Robert Bradbury enlisted in the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery in August 1862 he held strong convictions to do whatever he could to support the Union War effort. This series of twenty-nine letters chronicles not only Bradbury's wartime experience from the Virginia Peninsula to the Shenandoah Valley, but presents his thoughts on the war, politics, and the home front. Independently Published. Paperback, 130 Pages. Measures 8.9"x5.9"x0.25" . Weighs 7.6 oz.
40th Virginia Infantry

40th Virginia Infantry

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Part of The Virginia Regimental Histories SeriesA history of this proud unitAuthor: Robert E. L. Krick. Publisher: H. E. Howard, Inc. Hardcover, 120 Pages. Measures 9.125"x6.5"x0.5" . Weighs 12 oz.
A House Divided: A Novel of the Civil War

A House Divided: A Novel of the Civil War

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A brother and sister separated by war, a nation fighting for survival. By April 1863 the Civil War has been raging for two years. On their sleepy farm in Gettysburg, sixteen-year-old twins Susanne and Stephen are alarmed by news that Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee are threatening to invade the North for a strike at Washington, D.C.! Rebel forces in the Union capital? Is it possible? Frustrated with farm life and itching for action, Stephen runs away to join the beleaguered Army of the Potomac to fight Johnny Reb. Susanne is left behind to care for her embittered great uncle and superstitious great aunt. Separated by war, death, and disease, the twins maintain correspondence. But little do they know that Union and Confederate forces are converging on a small town for a battle that may determine the outcome of the war- a town called Gettysburg. Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC. Paperback, 178 pages. Measures 5" x 7.5" x 0.5". Weighs 4.6 oz. 
A House Divided: A Study of Statehood Politics and the Copperhead Movement in West Virginia

A House Divided: A Study of Statehood Politics and the Copperhead Movement in West Virginia

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In A House Divided, Richard Orr Curry investigates the political realities that led to the breakup of the Old Dominion and the emergence of a new state during the Civil War. Orr's analysis of the intra-state conflicts over political, economic, and social issues, party factions of Unionism and Secessionism and multiple layers of division within those factions, offer fascinating and original insights into the long debate that would lead to the ratification of the West Virginia state constitution in 1863. Publisher: University Of Pittsburgh Press. Paperback, 204 Pages. Measures 9"x6"x0.5" . Weighs 10.7 oz.