Hunter's Fiery Raid through Viginia Valleys

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Union major general David Hunter ransacked homes and left Virginia towns, colleges, and businesses in smoldering ashes. Months before Gen. William Sherman's famous March to the Sea, Hunter enforced the Union's scorched earth policy and forced Southern women and their children to watch their homes burn as their way of life collapsed.
This is the complete story of "Black Dave," the Union general who terrorized the South, introducing fire and destruction in his assault on ...

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Overview

Union major general David Hunter ransacked homes and left Virginia towns, colleges, and businesses in smoldering ashes. Months before Gen. William Sherman's famous March to the Sea, Hunter enforced the Union's scorched earth policy and forced Southern women and their children to watch their homes burn as their way of life collapsed.
This is the complete story of "Black Dave," the Union general who terrorized the South, introducing fire and destruction in his assault on Confederate military forces and Southern civilians. Hunter fought many battles, from Winchester to Lynchburg, from the Roanoke-Salem area to West Virginia, and left the South scarred and broken in his wake.
Gary C. Walker is the author of several Civil War books and has been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for over thirty years. He has been recognized by the State of South Carolina Legislature for his many writings on the Civil War and often participates in reenactments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589805750
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 1.56 (d)

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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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