Virginia at War, 1861

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William Davis, James I. Robertson
University Press of Kentucky, Nov 11, 2005 - Fiction - 241 pages
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With an introduction by Wade Hall

Morris Grubbs has sifted through vintage classics, little-known gems, and stunning debuts to assemble this collection of forty stories by popular and critically acclaimed writers. In subtle and profound ways they challenge and overturn accepted stereotypes about the land their authors call home, whether by birth or by choice. Kentucky writers have produced some of the finest short stories published in the last fifty years, much of which focuses on the tension between the comforts of community and the siren-like lure of the outside world. Arranged chronologically, from Robert Penn Warren's "Blackberry Winter" to Crystal E. Wilkinson's "Humming Back Yesterday," these stories are linked by their juxtaposition of departures and returns, the familiar and the unknown, home and beyond.

 

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This book is a history of Virginia in the Civil War during 1862. Each chapter is written by a different individual. The chapters most interesting to me were those by Thomas Lowry on court-martial and ... Read full review

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Contents

The Virginia State Convention of 1861
1
Land Operations in Virginia in 1861
27
Confederate Soldiers in Virginia 1861
45
A Navy Department Hitherto Unknown to Our State Organization
65
AfroVirginians Attitudes on Secession and Civil War 1861
89
Richmond Becomes the Capital
113
The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
131
The Tarnished Thirtyfifth Star
149
Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War 1861
159
Selected Bibliography
225
Index
231
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William C. Davis, director of programs at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including, most recently, The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf. He was also chief consultant for The History Channel's Civil War Journal and is professor of history at Virginia Tech.

Robertson is a Professor of History at Virginia Tech.

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