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U.S. Army Campaigns Of The Civil War: Virginia Campaigns 1862

Title:
U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War: Virginia Campaigns, March-August 1862
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00602-2
ISBN:
9780160934407
Description

Since the Civil War began in April 1861 at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, both the United States government and the rebellious Confederate States of America had placed a premium on controlling the Commonwealth of Virginia. Home to the Confederate capital at Richmond, and adjacent to the Federal capital at Washington, D.C., Virginia’s strategic importance was undeniable. The Civil War’s first major engagement, the Battle of Bull Run, had taken place on Virginia soil near Manassas Junction on 21 July 1861. Elsewhere in 1861, Union forces had won victories in Missouri, Kentucky, and North Carolina, yet in Virginia the Confederacy had remained defiant, and it was on Virginia that all eyes focused. By year’s end the Federal government’s failure to capture Richmond had discouraged Northerners and buoyed the spirits of rebellious southerners. Anxious to end the bloodshed, President Abraham Lincoln hoped that 1862 would be the year in which Federal forces swept into Virginia, captured Richmond, and put an end to the insurrection. In this he was destined to be disappointed.

Contains descriptive maps, photographs and drawings from the time period, and beautiful color illustrations of important people and events.

Audience

Every Civil War enthusiast, historian, student, teacher, military member, or veteran will enjoy this beautifully illustrated and detailed book about the important people and events concerning the Virginia Campaigns of 1862.  An enthralling tale of military strategy and engagements between the North and the South, filled with photographs of important people and events taken during the time period, and color illustrations and maps.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$8.00
International Price:
$11.20
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center for Military History
Author:
  • Kolakowski, Christopher L.
Year/Pages:
2016: 66 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • CMH Publication 75 5
  • Peninsula, 1862 Battle
  • Manassas, 1862 Battle
  • Vallley, 1862 Battle
  • Virginia Campaigns, 1862
  • Civil War
  • Military History
Weight:
0.3125
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
08/01/2016
Last Status Update:
12/01/2017
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