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City Under Siege: Richmond in the Civil War

City Under Siege: Richmond in the Civil War

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Richmond became the capital of the Confederacy when Virginia joined the Southern cause, marking the city as a prime target for the Union army. General McClellan was the first Union leader to lay siege to Richmond, and that was just the beginning. The attractive and genteel city of Richmond would be transformed into a refugee camp, a scene of riots, and a city-sized

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Richmond became the capital of the Confederacy when Virginia joined the Southern cause, marking the city as a prime target for the Union army. General McClellan was the first Union leader to lay siege to Richmond, and that was just the beginning. The attractive and genteel city of Richmond would be transformed into a refugee camp, a scene of riots, and a city-sized hospital before the war was over. Making use of diaries, letters, and newspaper accounts from the era, Wright brings readers face to face with the men and women who fought for the city, endured starvation, observed Lee's defeats and Grant's progress, and witnessed the Confederacy's last days.

Editorial Reviews

Mary Hoehling
Mike Wright has done a prodigious job of research and has made Civil War Richmond and its cast of people come alive, with glimpses of other battle theaters as a bonus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815412205
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/04/2002
Edition description:
1ST COOPER
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,255,638
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Wright, author of What They Didn't Teach You about the American Revolution, lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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