Civil War Charlotte: Last Capital of the Confederacy

Civil War Charlotte: Last Capital of the Confederacy

by Michael C. Hardy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609494803
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 823,222
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Michael Hardy is a historian and author, who has written an array of articles, blog posts and over 17 books including Civil War Charlotte, North Carolina in the Civil War and A Short History of Watauga County.Hardy was awarded the 2010 Historian of the Year by the North Carolina Society of Historians.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Queen City or Hornet's Nest: Prewar Charlotte 9

2 "The War Commenced": 1861 15

3 "We Will Never Disgrace Our Native County": 1862 27

4 "The War May Be Prolonged Indefinitely": 1863 39

5 "Take Courage and Press On to Victory": 1864 47

6 "Oh! When Will the Good Old Peaceful Times of '60 Return?": 1865 55

7 Soldiers of the Gray and Blue: "He Could Not Die More Nobly or in a More Noble Cause" 69

8 Reconstruction: "We Are Tired of Turmoil and Disputes, and Want to Do All in Our Power to Promote Peace" 79

9 Remembrance: "This Will Be Our Last Parade" 93

Afterword: Looking for Civil War Charlotte Today 111

Notes 115

Index 125

About the Author 127

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