Jones-Imboden Raid: A Confederate Attempt to Destroy the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and Retake West Virginia

Jones-Imboden Raid: A Confederate Attempt to Destroy the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and Retake West Virginia

by Darrell L. Collins
     
 

When Virginia seceded from the United States in 1861, its western counties showed very little popular support for the Confederacy, and loyalist bands of bushwhackers, partisans and guerillas drove most Southern sympathizers from the region. Most inconvenient for the Confederacy was the fact that these counties (which later would become West Virginia) housed the

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Overview

When Virginia seceded from the United States in 1861, its western counties showed very little popular support for the Confederacy, and loyalist bands of bushwhackers, partisans and guerillas drove most Southern sympathizers from the region. Most inconvenient for the Confederacy was the fact that these counties (which later would become West Virginia) housed the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which connected Washington with the Midwest's vast wealth of manpower and supplies. This work covers the Confederacy's 1863 attempt to invade West Virginia and destroy the critical B&O line. Rich with oral history, the book gives a detailed, personal account of the ultimately unsuccessful Jones-Imboden Raid.

Editorial Reviews

Blue & Gray Magazine
solid, primary source testimony...a cohesive, easy-to-follow narrative
The Civil War Courier
"clear and very readable...sources are sound...well supported"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786430703
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,413,258
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

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