Rebel Rivers: A Guide to the Civil War Sites on the Potomac, Rappahannock, York, and James

Rebel Rivers: A Guide to the Civil War Sites on the Potomac, Rappahannock, York, and James

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by Mark Nesbitt
     
 

With this book as your guide, you can drive to these sites or better yet, boat across the waters where monstrous fleets of sailing ships and ironclad vessels threw tons of shot and shell onto the land, supplied the soldiers with millions of tons of food and ammunition, and transported their broken bodies to hospitals in Washington. See more details below

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With this book as your guide, you can drive to these sites or better yet, boat across the waters where monstrous fleets of sailing ships and ironclad vessels threw tons of shot and shell onto the land, supplied the soldiers with millions of tons of food and ammunition, and transported their broken bodies to hospitals in Washington.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Tour books of Civil War battlefields are something of a cottage industry, but this refreshing alternative guides visitors to lesser-known sites in Virginia and Maryland where the armies marched, fought, and camped. Civil War buffs know about Ball's Bluff, Germanna Ford, Bermuda Hundred, and City Point; Nesbitt's entertaining book tells them how to visit those sites by car or boat--the latter a most welcome bonus. More important sites, such as Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Richmond, are given summary treatment (or, as in the case of the Wilderness and Chancellorsville, passed over altogether), as befits the greater amount of information available about them. Nesbitt ( 35 Days to Gettysburg , LJ 9/1/92), has given readers who want to retrace the paths of the Blue and the Gray a valuable resource.-- Brooks D. Simpson, Arizona State Univ . , Tempe
Booknews
Maps, history, and commentary accompany visitor information and suggested tours. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811725385
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.49(d)

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