Civil War Pittsburgh: Forge of the Union [NOOK Book]

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On Christmas Day 1860, the Daily Pittsburgh Gazette announced that more than one hundred cannons from the nearby U.S. Arsenal were to be shipped south. Fiercely loyal to the Union, Pittsburghers halted the movement of the artillery, which would have been seized by secessionist sympathizers. Over the course of the Civil War, Pittsburgh and Allegheny County provided both troops and equipment--including heavy artillery--in disproportionately large numbers. While no major battles were fought nearby, local soldiers ...
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Overview

On Christmas Day 1860, the Daily Pittsburgh Gazette announced that more than one hundred cannons from the nearby U.S. Arsenal were to be shipped south. Fiercely loyal to the Union, Pittsburghers halted the movement of the artillery, which would have been seized by secessionist sympathizers. Over the course of the Civil War, Pittsburgh and Allegheny County provided both troops and equipment--including heavy artillery--in disproportionately large numbers. While no major battles were fought nearby, local soldiers and civilians sacrificed and suffered--the Allegheny Arsenal explosion in September 1862 left seventy-eight dead and was the worst civilian disaster of the war. Thousands dug trenches and joined militia companies to defend their city as others worked to support the wounded soldiers. Reporter Len Barcousky draws on the next-day reporting of the predecessors of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to craft a gripping and insightful view of the Steel City during the Civil War.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016614304
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/9/2013
  • Series: Civil War , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 561,418
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

A veteran journalist, Len Barcousky has worked for newspapers in New York and Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Penn State, where he earned a bachelor's degree with high honors in English, and of Columbia University, where he received a master of business administration degree. Since 1986, he has been an editor and reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the oldest newspaper west of the Allegheny Mountains. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Ben Avon, Pennsylvania.
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    Posted October 28, 2013

    Civil war

    Great history on it. FIRST REVIEW

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