Confederate Gray Book, 1912 (Classic Reprint)

Author: United Confederate Veterans
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781333664961
Category: Reference
Page: 60
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Excerpt from Confederate Gray Book, 1912 N. E. Corner St. Francis and St. Joseph Streetsbuy your groceries from us? We carry every thing in that line and al ways a little cheaper than elsewhere. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Ghosts of the Confederacy

Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, 1865-1913
Author: Gaines M. Foster
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195054200
Category: History
Page: 306
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Examines how white southerners adjusted to the Confederacy's defeat in the Civil War, arguing that the southerners were realistic in accepting their defeat and eager to embrace the emerging New South

Lee the American

Author: Gamaliel Bradford
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486147606
Category: History
Page: 256
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Sympathetic portrait of an enigmatic man who was a model of decorum and honor, a moderate on the issue of secession, and a fierce yet chivalrous soldier. 10 black-and-white illustrations.

Two Little Confederates

Author: Thomas Nelson Page
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455613427
Category: African Americans
Page: 169
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Presents a boy's-eye view of the Civil War from the southern side.

The Lost City of Z

A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Author: David Grann
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780385529228
Category: History
Page: 352
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The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

Roanoke, Virginia, 1882-1912

Magic City of the New South
Author: Rand Dotson
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572336439
Category: History
Page: 360
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Tells the story of a city that for a brief period was widely hailed as a regional model for industrialization as well as the ultimate success symbol for the rehabilitation of the former Confederacy. In a region where modernization seemed to move at a glacial pace, those looking for signs of what they were triumphantly calling the "New South" pointed to Roanoke. No southern city grew faster than Roanoke did during the 1880s. A hardscrabble Appalachian tobacco depot originally known by the uninspiring name of Big Lick, it became a veritable boomtown by the end of the decade as a steady stream of investment and skilled manpower flowed in from north of the Mason-Dixon line. The first scholarly treatment of Roanoke's early history, the book explains how native businessmen convinced a northern investment company to make their small town a major railroad hub. It then describes how that venture initially paid off, as the influx of thousands of people from the North and the surrounding Virginia countryside helped make Roanoke - presumptuously christened the "Magic City" by New South proponents - the state's third-largest city by the turn of the century. Rand Dotson recounts what life was like for Roanoke's wealthy elites, working poor, and African American inhabitants. He also explores the social conflicts that ultimately erupted as a result of well-intended 3reforms4 initiated by city leaders. Dotson illustrates how residents mediated the catastrophic Depression of 1893 and that year's infamous Roanoke Riot, which exposed the faȧde masking the city's racial tensions, inadequate physical infrastructure, and provincial mentality of the local populace. Dotson then details the subsequent attempts of business boosters and progressive reformers to attract the additional investments needed to put their city back on track. Ultimately, Dotson explains, Roanoke's early struggles stemmed from its business leaders' unwavering belief that economic development would serve as the panacea for all of the town's problems.

Confederate Cabinet Departments and Secretaries

Author: Dennis L. Peterson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476665214
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.

The Mosby Myth

A Confederate Hero in Life and Legend
Author: Paul Ashdown,Edward Caudill
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842029292
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.

Trevilian Station, June 11äóñ12, 1864

Wade Hampton, Philip Sheridan and the Largest All-Cavalry Battle of the Civil War
Author: Joseph W. McKinney
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623201
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.

How to Attract and Protect Wild Birds

Author: Martin Hiesemann
Publisher: Research Press
ISBN: 1409715876
Category: Nature
Page: 100
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


Author: Patrick White
Publisher: Everymans Library
ISBN: 0307961494
Category: Fiction
Page: 428
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Set in nineteenth-century Australia, a sweeping novel about a secret passion between the explorer Voss and the young orphan Laura. As Voss is tested by hardship, mutiny, and betrayal during his crossing of the brutal Australian desert, Laura awaits his return in Sydney, where she endures their months of separation as if her life were a dream and Voss the only reality.

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.


Death Camp of the North
Author: Michael Horigan
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811732765
Category: History
Page: 246
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"In this exhaustively researched study, Horigan points several fingers of guilt at Federal authorities for why 'Helmira' had a death rate almost equal to that at Andersonville. This is the definitive work on a Union prison compound that should never have been one of the worst in the Civil War"--Back cover.

The Perfect Tribute

Author: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Publisher: N.A
Page: 47
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Story dealing with Lincoln's Gettysburg speech.

War on the Saints

[Abridged Edition]
Author: Jessie Penn-Lewis,Evan Roberts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781684220618
Category: Religion
Page: 168
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2017 Reprint of Abridged Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Undated [but probably mid 1950's] reprint of this classic work on demonology. This book is a guide on how to recognize, identify and effectively oppose the work of demons. "War on the Saints" is a classic treatise on the work of demons. It explains how demons works and how to defeat them.

A Princess of Mars

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048644368X
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet where he must rescue a Martian princess while evading giant green barbarian Mars-men!