The Mosby Myth

A Confederate Hero in Life and Legend
Author: Paul Ashdown,Edward Caudill
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842029292
Category: History
Page: 231
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"Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) was only one of a number of heroes to emerge during the Civil War, yet he holds a singular place in the American imagination. He is the irrepressible rebel with a cause, the horseman who emerges from the forest to protect the embattled farmer and his household and bring retribution to the invader. Mosby was the fabled "Gray Ghost" of the Confederacy, a mythic cavalry officer who operated with virtual impunity behind Union lines near Washington, D.C. The Mosby Myth is the first book devoted to explaining Mosby's place in American culture, myth, and legend. The book provides not just a biography of John Mosby's life, but a study of his legacy. Well-written and informative, this book is sure to provoke new thought about the effect of the memory of Mosby--and the memory of the Civil War--on American society and culture."--PRODUCT DESCRIPTION.

Confederate Cabinet Departments and Secretaries

Author: Dennis L. Peterson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147662514X
Category: History
Page: 296
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Thousands of books have been written covering every aspect of the Civil War. Yet scant attention has been given to the civilian government of the Confederacy. The most recent book on the subject was published in 1944, and what little has been written since is scattered among various journals and magazines. Drawing on scholarship old and new, this book provides a detailed overview of each of the Confederacy’s six executive departments, along with biographical sketches of each man who held a position in Jefferson Davis’s cabinet, from Secretary of State to Postmaster General.

Trevilian Station, June 11Ð12, 1864

Wade Hampton, Philip Sheridan and the Largest All-Cavalry Battle of the Civil War
Author: Joseph W. McKinney
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786499036
Category: History
Page: 360
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In June 1864, General Ulysses Grant ordered his cavalry commander, Philip Sheridan, to conduct a raid to destroy the Virginia Central Railroad between Charlottesville and Richmond. Sheridan fell short of his objective when he was defeated by General Wade Hampton's cavalry in a two-day battle at Trevilian Station. The first day's fighting saw dismounted Yankees and Rebels engaged at close range in dense forest. By day's end, Hampton had withdrawn to the west. Advancing the next morning, Sheridan found Hampton dug in behind hastily built fortifications and launched seven dismounted assaults, each repulsed with heavy casualties. As darkness fell, the Confederates counterattacked, driving the Union forces from the field. Sheridan began his withdrawal that night, an ordeal for his men, the Union wounded and Confederate prisoners brought off the field and the hundreds of starved and exhausted horses that marked his retreat, killed to prevent their falling into Confederate hands.

Remembering Georgia's Confederates

Author: David N. Wiggins
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738518237
Category: History
Page: 128
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Found on monuments throughout the South, the sentiment "Lest we forget!" represents the theme of Remembering Georgia's Confederates. Dedicated to the men and women who served Georgia when her heart belonged to the Confederate States of America, this volume remembers the state's Confederate past--a time of passion, devotion, honor, courage, faith, perseverance, sacrifice, and loss. Georgia, rich in its heritage, boasts numerous locales to visit, learn about, and remember its role in the Confederacy: the battlefields and their interpretive centers, the coastal forts, the prison camp, the world's largest painting, the world's largest Confederate memorial, a pair of locomotive engines, a number of Confederate cemeteries, and various homes, museums, and history centers.

Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War

Author: Earl B. McElfresh
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Category: History
Page: 272
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During the Civil War, a good map could spell the difference between victory and defeat. This book collects, for the first time, the war's most notable, interesting, and beautiful maps -- and tells the story of how they were made. Ranging from exquisitely detailed renderings reproduced in full color to rough pencil sketches drawn from horseback, these maps -- many never before reproduced -- are both striking works of art and invaluable historical artifacts. The lively, anecdotal text explains the techniques and travails of map-making during the war and reveals the little-known cartographic exploits of George Armstrong Custer, writer Ambrose Bierce, and Brooklyn Bridge engineer Washington Roebling, among many others. Here is an extraordinary gift for Civil War enthusiasts everywhere.

Die Schatzinsel

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN: 3961186421
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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Wer kennt sie nicht, die abenteuerliche Geschichte von den Jungen Jim Hawkins, der durch Zufall in den Besitz einer Karte gerät, auf der die sagenhaften Schätze des Piratenkapitäns Flint auf einer fernen Insel verzeichnet sind. Gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden, dem Gutsbesitzer Trelawney und dem Arzt Doktor Livesey bricht Jim auf, um die Schatzinsel zu finden. Doch auch einige Piraten aus Flints früherer Mannschaft, allen voran der skrupellose Schiffskoch John Silver, haben von der Karte erfahren und setzen alles daran, in den Besitz des Schatzes zu gelangen. Seit ihrem Erscheinen hat R. L. Stevensons "Schatzinsel" Millionen von jugendlichen und erwachsenen Lesern begeistert. Sie ist die klassische Piratenerzählung schlechthin.

"Out of the Mouth of Hell"

Civil War Prisons and Escapes
Author: Frances Harding Casstevens
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN: 9780786420728
Category: History
Page: 376
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"This work is divided into two sections--the Federal prisons and the Confederate prisons. The facilities have been organized alphabetically for easy reference. Facts about each prison include when it was established, type of facility, location, number and kind of prisoners held, known escapes, and other available data"--Provided by publisher.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031479
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

The Southerner

A Novel
Author: Walter Hines Page,Scott Romine
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037290
Category: Fiction
Page: 424
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Presaging William Faulkner's Quentin Compson, the protagonist of Walter Hines Page's The Southerner inches toward progressive ideals while bearing the unshakable weight of the past in the post-Civil War South. The novel is the fictional autobiography of Nicholas Worth, a Harvard-educated Southerner who unsuccessfully champions education reforms in his native state. Worth recounts his struggles to move between the Old South and the New and gives readers a sustained critique of an era in which that kind of movement seemed impossible. First published serially in the Atlantic Monthly in 1906 and subsequently by Doubleday, Page, and Company in 1909, The Southerner voices hopeful opinions on the social and economic reconciliation of the North and South and of black and white populations while never losing sight of the stumbling blocks toward progress-particularly the shortcomings of the educational system, but also those of party politics, the press, the church, and institutions invested in lionizing the Confederacy.

Ride Proud, Rebel!

Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775455734
Category: Fiction
Page: 239
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Civil war buffs and historical fiction fans alike will enjoy Andre Norton's Ride Proud, Rebel! This detailed and emotionally resonant account focuses on the personal sacrifices and astounding courage of rebel soldiers in the waning days of the Confederacy.