"This Trying Hour": The Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad in the Civil War

by Scott L. Mingus, Robert L. Williams


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The first comprehensive study of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad in the Civil War, this book includes detailed drawings of railroad stations, track layouts, and rolling stock, redrawn from the original blueprints. The PW&B was one of the most important supply and troop transport routes in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War, especially for the Union Army of the Potomac.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544960593
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 710,776
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Scott Mingus is a scientist and executive in the paper industry, and holds patents in self-adhesive postage stamps and bar code labels. The Ohio native graduated from the paper science and engineering program at Miami University. He was part of the research team that developed the first commercially successful self-adhesive U.S. postage stamps. He has written nineteen Civil War and Underground Railroad books. His biography of Confederate General William "Extra Billy" Smith won multiple awards, including the Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Literary Prize for Confederate History. He has also written several articles for Gettysburg Magazine, as well as for various historical journals.

Scott and his wife Debi live in York, Pa., and he maintains a blog on the Civil War history of York County (www.yorkblog.com/cannonball). He received the 2013 Heritage Profile Award from the York County Heritage Trust for his contributions to local Civil War history. He also has written six scenario books for Civil War miniature wargaming. His great-great-grandfather was a 15-year-old drummer boy in the 51st Ohio Infantry under General Sherman, and other family members fought at Antietam and Gettysburg.

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