Confederate Gray Book

1912 (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781332255986

Category: Reference

Page: 68

View: 5274


Excerpt from Confederate Gray Book: 1912 Confederate Gray Book: 1912 was written by an unknown author in 1912. This is a 63 page book, containing 5657 words and 51 pictures. Search Inside is enabled for this title. 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.

The Dixie Book of Days

Author: Matthew Page Andrews

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734078083

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8590


Reproduction of the original: The Dixie Book of Days by Matthew Page Andrews

The Mosby Myth

A Confederate Hero in Life and Legend

Author: Paul Ashdown,Edward Caudill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842029292

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 1917


"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

View: 716


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

View: 2836


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

View: 2160


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.

The Southerner

A Novel

Author: Walter Hines Page,Scott Romine

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570037290

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 2807


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.