The Civil War on the river lines of Virginia, 1862-1864
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The Civil War on the river lines of Virginia, 1862-1864 decision on the Rappahannock and the Rapidan Rivers by David F. Trask

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham .
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  • Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862,
  • Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863,
  • Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864,
  • Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864,
  • Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid F. Trask.
LC ClassificationsE470.2 .T8 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 208 p. :
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23986265M
ISBN 100761846042
ISBN 109780761846048, 9780761846055
LC Control Number2009922990

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During the Civil War, the Union and the Confederacy fought for possession of the land between Culpeper Court House and Fredericksburg in east-central Virginia from December to May , waging four great battles at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. The Civil War on the river lines of Virginia, decision on the Rappahannock and the Rapidan Rivers. "A badly needed guide to all the major Civil War sites in Virginia, compiled and written by the greatest living authority on the conflict of James I. Robertson Jr., has put together a handy and scholarly volume, filled with fascinating and little-known facts, that will cause all Civil War buffs to by: 3. General Lee’s first incursion into Northern territory ended with heavy Union and Confederate losses along Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on Septem , when more t men were killed, wounded, or missing in action in this, the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War.

rows  The following is a list of engagements that took place in during the American Civil . Monitor USS Onondaga on the James River. The James River during the Civil War. Contributed by Kenneth M. McFarland. The James River begins where the Cowpasture and Jackson rivers join in the western part of Virginia. It flows approximately miles, passing over the falls at Richmond, and on to Hampton Roads. The Library of Virginia's map collection includes about maps relating to the Civil War. There are maps accompanying a report to the governor of Virginia, Confederate imprints, a variety of printed and manuscript maps, mostly of Virginia areas, and a small group of field maps of southwestern Virginia found in books belonging to Major General William W. Loring, CSA. Florida Confederate Civil War Service Records (at Fold3) contains scanned documents of the service records from National Archives microfilm publication M (you can obtain copies of the records online for a fee) note: some service records can be pages long.

The Civil War in the United States began in , after decades of simmering tensions between northern and southern states over slavery, states’ rights and westward expansion. Eleven southern. The first three journals () were kept while Sharpe served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. They discuss camp life and military tactics of several major battles and campaigns, such as Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, Fredericksburg in Virginia, Antietam in Maryland, the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia, and the Valley. Description: The opening battle of Grant’s sustained offensive against the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, known as the Overland Campaign, was fought at the Wilderness, May On the morning of May 5, , the Union V Corps attacked Ewell’s Corps on the Orange Turnpike, while A.P. Hill’s corps during the afternoon encountered. The Confederate Conscription Acts, to , were a series of measures taken by the Confederate government to produce the manpower to fight the American Civil War. The First Conscription Act, passed Ap , made any white male between 18 to 35 years old .