Harpers's Weekly 1864 Part 1

Civil War (1861-1865) Illustrations – Series 1864 Part 1 Featuring Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia and Beyond

Author: Walt H. Sirene

Publisher: Walt H. Sirene

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Category: History

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This is a selective collection of Harper’s Weekly woodcut Civil War images appearing during early 1864, along with the original descriptions of illustrations. The focus is Warrenton town and Fauquier County Virginia, and beyond. About This Document -- Several years ago, Fauquier resident Paul Mellon kindly gifted a collection of Harper’s Weekly news magazines to the Fauquier Historical Society. They are a great educational source of engraved images highlighting Civil War events published when most newspapers were only words. The images illuminate the story. Harper’s artists were busy making on-scene images for woodcut engravings including many of Warrenton, Fauquier County and nearby environs in Northern Virginia. Warrenton, the county seat, was of military importance as a commercial crossroads including a railroad branch line terminus. It changed occupiers sixty-seven times during the War. It was the hub for Confederate Col. John S Mosby’s partisan raiders who were citizens by day and raiders at night. With daring raids they strategically kept the Union’s Army of the Potomac bottled up in Northern Virginia protecting /repairing supply lines and Washington DC. Fauquier was also home to many enslaved, about 48% of the population at the beginning of the War. The images are in high resolution and were digitally enhanced to give readers, students and researchers clarity.
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The Publishers Weekly

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Harpers Weekly

A Journal of Civilization

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The First Georgia Cavalry in the Civil War

A History and Roster

Author: Michael Bowers Cavender

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786499125

Category: History

Page: 268

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In 1861 Captain James J. Morrison resigned his commission in the United States Cavalry, returned to his home in Cedartown, Georgia, and was soon authorized by the Confederate War Department to raise a regiment of cavalry. This book is the first complete history of the First Georgia Cavalry, who saw action in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina. A regimental roster includes more than 1,600 names with details of service provided, along with pre-war service, death and burial information in some cases.
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Harper's Weekly

Author: John Bonner,George William Curtis,Henry Mills Alden,Samuel Stillman Conant,Montgomery Schuyler,John Foord,Richard Harding Davis,Henry Loomis Nelson,Carl Schurz,John Kendrick Bangs,George Brinton McClellan Harvey,Norman Hapgood

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Publishers Weekly

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The Harp and the Eagle

Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865

Author: Susannah Ural Bruce,Susannah J. Ural

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814799390

Category: History

Page: 309

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On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America's largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and diplomatic records; and community newspapers, Susannah Ural Bruce significantly expands the story of Irish-American Catholics in the Civil War, and reveals a complex picture of those who fought for the Union. While the population was diverse, many Irish Americans had dual loyalties to the U.S. and Ireland, which influenced their decisions to volunteer, fight, or end their military service. When the Union cause supported their interests in Ireland and America, large numbers of Irish Americans enlisted. However, as the war progressed, the Emancipation Proclamation, federal draft, and sharp rise in casualties caused Irish Americans to question—and sometimes abandon—the war effort because they viewed such changes as detrimental to their families and futures in America and Ireland. By recognizing these competing and often fluid loyalties, The Harp and the Eagle sheds new light on the relationship between Irish-American volunteers and the Union Army, and how the Irish made sense of both the Civil War and their loyalty to the United States.
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Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Classic Reprint)

Author: Alfred Hudson Guernsey

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265938355

Category: History

Page: 444

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Excerpt from Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War Mcc. Bey 428, 486 I still considered the line of the Peninsula as the true approach to Richmond, but, for obvious reasons, did not make any pro to return to it. - Ibid., 427. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Bookmart

A Monthly Magazine of Literary and Library Intelligence, Devoted to the Individual Interest of the Public in the Purchase, Exchange, Or Sale of Books, Old, Fine, Rare, Scarce and Out-of-the-way, Both American and Foreign

Author: Richard Halkett

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Category: American literature

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From Hometown to Battlefield in the Civil War Era

Middle Class Life in Midwest America

Author: Timothy R. Mahoney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316720780

Category: History

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Mahoney examines how members of the middle class from small cities across the great West were transformed by boom and bust, years of recession, and civil war. He argues that in their encounters with national economic forces, the national crisis in politics, and the Civil War, middle class people were cut adrift from the social identity that they had established in the 'face to face' communities of the 'hometowns' of the urban West. By grounding them in their hometown ethos, and understanding how the Panic of 1857 and the subsequent recession undermined their lives, the author provides important insights into how they encountered, responded to, and were changed by their experiences in the Civil War. Providing a rare view of social history through the framework of the Civil War, the author documents, in both breadth and depth, the dramatic change and development of modern life in nineteenth-century America.
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Appomattox

Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War

Author: Elizabeth R. Varon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199751714

Category: History

Page: 305

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Examines the events surrounding Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House, focusing on the debate over the meaning of the Civil War that immediately followed its end.
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The Civil War Battlefield Guide

Author: Frances H. Kennedy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547524696

Category: History

Page: 528

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This new edition of the definitive guide to Civil War battlefields is really a completely new book. While the first edition covered 60 major battlefields, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, the second covers all of the 384 designated as the "principal battlefields" in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report. As in the first edition, the essays are authoritative and concise, written by such leading historians as James M. McPherson, Stephen W. Sears, Edwin C. Bearss, James I. Robinson, Jr., and Gary W. Gallager. The second edition also features 83 new four-color maps covering the most important battles. The Civil War Battlefield Guide is an essential reference for anyone interested in the Civil War.
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Mother, may you never see the sights I have seen

the Fifty-seventh Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers in the Army of the Potomac, 1864-1865

Author: Warren Wilkinson

Publisher: Quill

ISBN: 9780688108717

Category: History

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A Federal regiment's exploits in the last year of the Civil War
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Half a Million of Money

A Novel

Author: Amelia Blandford EDWARDS

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Civil War Marine

A Diary of the Red River Expedition 1864

Author: James P. Jones,Edward F. Keuchel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410203809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

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This is the journal of a Civil War Marine Officer, Frank L. Church. A career officer, Church maintained a personal journal through most of the Red River Expedition of 1864. The Red River was a major trouble spot for the Federal river forces in the west, and during the expedition of 1864, Church commanded the Marine guard on the U.S. Steamer Black Hawk, Admiral David Dixon Porter's flagship of the Mississippi Squadron, and the Cricket, a tinclad, which served as flagship for the expedition.Dr. Edward P. Keuchel, a member of the Department of History, Florida State University, together with Dr. James P. Jones, a colleague in the history department at Florida State and a Civil War expert, has edited and annotated the Church journal and has provided an interesting vignette of Federal Marine Corps service in the Civil War and especially in one of the campaigns in which Marines served.
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The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction

Author: Andrew Mangham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760747

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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In 1859 the popular novelist Wilkie Collins wrote of a ghostly woman, dressed from head to toe in white garments, laying her cold, thin hand on the shoulder of a young man as he walked home late one evening. His novel The Woman in White became hugely successful and popularised a style of writing that came to be known as sensation fiction. This Companion highlights the energy, the impact and the inventiveness of the novels that were written in 'sensational' style, including the work of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs Henry Wood and Florence Marryat. It contains fifteen specially-commissioned essays and includes a chronology and a guide to further reading. Accessible yet rigorous, this Companion questions what influenced the shape and texture of the sensation novel, and what its repercussions were both in the nineteenth century and up to the present day.
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Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction

Author: Eric L. McKitrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195057074

Category: Computers

Page: 533

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An essential work on the Civil War period, this classic of Reconstruction scholarship challenges the longstanding myth of Andrew Johnson as misunderstood statesman, revealing him as a small-minded, vindictive, and stubborn man, whose rigid determination to defy Northern majority opinion thwarted the post-war reunion of North and South.
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The Iron Way

Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America

Author: William G. Thomas

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300141076

Category: History

Page: 296

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Beginning with Frederick Douglass's escape from slavery in 1838 on the railroad, and ending with the driving of the golden spike to link the transcontinental railroad in 1869, this book charts a critical period of American expansion and national formation, one largely dominated by the dynamic growth of railroads and telegraphs. William G. Thomas brings new evidence to bear on railroads, the Confederate South, slavery, and the Civil War era, based on groundbreaking research in digitized sources never available before. The Iron Way revises our ideas about the emergence of modern America and the role of the railroads in shaping the sectional conflict. Both the North and the South invested in railroads to serve their larger purposes, Thomas contends. Though railroads are often cited as a major factor in the Union's victory, he shows that they were also essential to the formation of "the South" as a unified region. He discusses the many—and sometimes unexpected—effects of railroad expansion and proposes that America's great railroads became an important symbolic touchstone for the nation's vision of itself. Please visit the Railroads and the Making of Modern America website at http://railroads.unl.edu.
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Thomas Nast

The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Author: Fiona Deans Halloran

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807835870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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"Thomas Nast (1840-1902), the founding father of American political cartooning, is perhaps best known for his cartoons portraying political parties as the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant. Nast's legacy also includes a trove of other political cartoons, his successful attack on the machine politics of Tammany Hall in 1871, and his wildly popular illustrations of Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly magazine. In this thoroughgoing and lively biography, Fiona Deans Halloran interprets his work, explores his motivations and ideals, and illuminates the lasting legacy of Nast's work on American political culture"--
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