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 is the author or editor of more than fifty books on the Civil War. His work has received the Jefferson Davis Award, the Fletcher Pratt Award, the Jules Landry Award, and the Richard Nelson Current Award. He served as a professor of history at Virginia Tech and the executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies until his retirement in 2013.

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