Civil War Tales

Civil War Tales

by Gary C. Walker
     
 

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For many generations stories about the Civil War have been passed down through the families of the men who fought the war. Now some of these long-held family narratives, local folklore, and area legends are made available to the public for the first time. Developed from hours of personal interviews and research, these accounts are presented in a conversational

Overview

For many generations stories about the Civil War have been passed down through the families of the men who fought the war. Now some of these long-held family narratives, local folklore, and area legends are made available to the public for the first time. Developed from hours of personal interviews and research, these accounts are presented in a conversational manner.

This is a depiction of a time that saw a country divided. Fascinating stories include how Prof. Thomas Jackson became known as "Stonewall" Jackson and how Gen. David Hunter laid waste to the Shenandoah Valley in the spring of 1864. Other tales of bravery and hardship during the war are presented in traditional storytelling fashion.

For over thirty years, Gary C. Walker has written, published, and promoted his books in Southwestern Virginia. He has also been active in reenactments, and readers have used his books to research family genealogy, write plays, and produce Civil War art. The Virginia Defense Force used his materials to produce a recruitment film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780961789817
Publisher:
A & W Enterprises
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Pages:
180

Meet the Author

Gary C. Walker has been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for over thirty years and has been recognized by the State of South Carolina Legislature for his many accomplishments in Civil War history. Walker is a member of several historic and preservation groups and often participates in Civil War reenactments. He is the author of Civil War Tales, The War in Southwest Virginia: 1861-65, Hunter's Fiery Raid through Virginia Valleys, A General History of the Civil War: The Southern Point of View, and Son of the South, a novel set in Civil War-era Virginia.

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