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 www.forgottenbooks.com 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.

Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray

1861-1865 (Classic Reprint)
Author: Mamie Yeary
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780331306941
Category: History
Page: 1054
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Excerpt from Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray: 1861-1865 I performed no special deeds of valor, but always tried to do my duty as a soldier. I missed the battle of Jonesville, being sick with typhoid fever. While I can't claim a discharge or parole, I would do the same again under similar circumstances, and would deem it no sin to violate an oath by taking up arms again. My father gave a Republican $200 to allow me to take the oath. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.

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.

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.

Voss


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.

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.

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. Through the story of John Mosby, the authors examine how the Civil War becomes memory, history, and myth through experience, art, and mass communication. The Mosby Myth provides not just a biography of John Mosby's life, but a study of his legacy. Ashdown and Caudill present depictions of Mosby in fiction, cinema, and television, and offer a revealing analysis that explains much about American culture and the way it has been affected by the lingering impact of the Civil War.

How Christianity Changed the World


Author: Alvin J. Schmidt
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310862507
Category: Religion
Page: 448
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Western civilization is becoming increasingly pluralistic,secularized, and biblically illiterate. Many people todayhave little sense of how their lives have benefited fromChristianity’s influence, often viewing the church withhostility or resentment.How Christianity Changed the World is a topicallyarranged Christian history for Christians and non-Christians. Grounded in solid research and written in apopular style, this book is both a helpful apologetic toolin talking with unbelievers and a source of evidence forwhy Christianity deserves credit for many of thehumane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in theWestern world in the last two thousand years.Photographs, timelines, and charts enhance eachchapter.This edition features questions for reflection anddiscussion for each chapter.

Elmira

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.

Trevilian Station, June 11-12, 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.

Vicksburg


Author: James Frank Hanly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indiana
Page: 44
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Forsaken


Author: Ross Howell
Publisher: NewSouth Books
ISBN: 160306396X
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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In April 1912 in Hampton, Virginia, white eighteen-year-old reporter Charles Mears covers his first murder case, a trial that roiled racial tensions. An uneducated African American girl, Virginia Christian, was tried for killing her white employer. "Virgie" died in the electric chair one day after her seventeenth birthday, the only female juvenile executed in Virginia history. Charlie tells the story of the trial and its aftermath. Woven into his narrative are actual court records, letters, newspaper stories, and personal accounts, reflecting the arc of history in characters large and small, in events local and global. Charlie falls in love with Harriet, a girl orphaned by the murder; meets Virgie's blind attorney George Fields, a former slave; and encounters physician Walter Plecker, a state official who pursues racial purity laws later emulated in Nazi Germany. There is much to admire in the pages of Forsaken, especially the vivid sense of time and place, Hampton Roads after the Civil War and Reconstruction. The novel's premise is ambitious, its events striking and tragic, and fiction and nonfiction are deftly blended in this powerful read on the themes of injustice, corruption, and racial conflict set in the poisonous epoch known as Jim Crow.

Giant in the Shadows

The Life of Robert T. Lincoln
Author: Jason Emerson
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809330555
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 600
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Looks at the life and career accomplishments of the prominent lawyer, businessman, statesman, and last surviving son of Abraham Lincoln, as well as his complex relationship with his famous parents.

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.

Days on the Road

Crossing the Plains in 1865
Author: Sarah Raymond Herndon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
Page: 270
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