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Four Days in 1865: The Fall of Richmond
     

Four Days in 1865: The Fall of Richmond

by David D. Ryan, John M. Coski (Introduction)
 
"David Ryan blends techniques of historical narrative with those of fiction to give voice and texture to eyewitness accounts. The result is a sweeping portrait." -John M. Coski, Civil War historian April 1865 was a desperate time for the South. The Confederate Army was in retreat and the Union Army was at the door of Richmond, the Confederate capital. Based on

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"David Ryan blends techniques of historical narrative with those of fiction to give voice and texture to eyewitness accounts. The result is a sweeping portrait." -John M. Coski, Civil War historian April 1865 was a desperate time for the South. The Confederate Army was in retreat and the Union Army was at the door of Richmond, the Confederate capital. Based on accounts from diaries, newspaper reports, and official Confederate government records, Four Days in 1865 tells the story of those fateful days as the Confederate lines finally broke, leaving Richmond at the mercy of the Union Army. David D. Ryan is a native of Richmond. A reporter and photographer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch for twenty years, he has written extensively about Virginia history. His previous books include A Yankee Spy in Richmond: The Civil War Diary of "Crazy Bet" Van Lew (0-8117-2999-0). He presently works as a freelance author from his Richmond home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811706391
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
161
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.63(d)

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