Winchester in the Civil War

Overview

The Confederacy's lynchpin in the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester was the most disputed town of the Civil War. As control shifted between North and South more than seventy-five times, civilians coped with skirmishes in the streets, wracking disease and makeshift hospitals in their homes and churches. Out of this turmoil emerged heroes such as "Angel of the Battlefield" Tillie Russell, doctor turned soldier John Henry S. Funk and courageous mother and nurse Cornelia McDonald. Historian Jerry W. Holsworth uses ...

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Overview

The Confederacy's lynchpin in the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester was the most disputed town of the Civil War. As control shifted between North and South more than seventy-five times, civilians coped with skirmishes in the streets, wracking disease and makeshift hospitals in their homes and churches. Out of this turmoil emerged heroes such as "Angel of the Battlefield" Tillie Russell, doctor turned soldier John Henry S. Funk and courageous mother and nurse Cornelia McDonald. Historian Jerry W. Holsworth uses diaries and letters to reveal an intimate portrait of this war-torn community—the celebrated Stonewall Brigade and the many occupations, as well as the indomitable women who inspired legend.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609491611
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/7/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Ben Ritter 9

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 "Virginia Right or Wrong" 19

Chapter 2 "There Stands Jackson Like a Stone Wall" 31

Chapter 3 "The Men Are in the Army" 41

Chapter 4 "The Women Are the Devil" 53

Chapter 5 "Oh Bess, What Visions of Glory Do Your Eyes Behold Now" 67

Chapter 6 "We Looked to Him and Him Alone" 77

Chapter 7 "Can It Be Possible that We Are a Nation of Cowards? " 89

Chapter 8 "A Night on the Battlefield" 99

Chapter 9 "No Better Dust Lies in Mount Hebron Cemetery" 109

Chapter 10 "The Stonewall Brigade" 121

Bibliography 133

Index 137

About the Author 143

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