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Virginia at War, 1862 (Virginia at War)

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As the Civil War entered its first full calendar year for the Old Dominion, Virginians began to experience the full ramifications of the conflict. Their expectations for the coming year did not prepare them for what was about to happen; in 1862 the war became earnest and real, and the state became then and thereafter the major battleground of the war in the East. Virginia

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Published (first published 2005)
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Paul Lunger
"Virginia at War, 1862" is a series of 9 essays describing pretty much every aspect of life in the Old Dominion State throughout the second year of the American Civil War. In each essay various authors examine the daily trials & tribulations from the industrial to the military to the human side of life facing citizens of the state. Particular attention is paid to Richmond, the Confederate capital, which paid a harsh price at various times throughout the war & especially in 1862. The essa ...more
The third in a series of essays by fellow historians the books discusses different aspects of Virginian life in 1863. The essays cover a broad range of the area's social fabric, ranging from military actions to everyday lives. Scrapbooking emerges as an interesting historical tool, one which reveals local opinion of events. Other subjects discussed in the essays include the experiences of children and young adults, missionary teachers, and the role of Virginia's embattled churches. Another inter ...more
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