Southwest Virginia played an important role in the Civil War. It was home to many natural resources vital to the war effort such as salt, lead, and iron, and its railroads were a lifeline to the rest of the Confederacy.
As the war began, Confederate soldiers' hopes ran high that an independent South could be realized. This hope fueled their determination and aided them in seeing the war through, despite many overwhelming odds. However, after seceding from the union along with the rest of the state of Virginia, Southwest Virginia was left vulnerable to attack, setting the scene for many vicious battles.
This account details many of the major battles that occurred in the area over the four years of the war. Included with these historical conflicts are stories of personal and Southern triumph, Northern atrocities, and heroes and villains.
|Publisher:||A & W Enterprises|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Gary C. Walker has been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for over thirty years and has been recognized by the State of South Carolina Legislature for his many accomplishments in Civil War history. Walker is a member of several historic and preservation groups and often participates in Civil War reenactments. He is the author of Civil War Tales, The War in Southwest Virginia: 1861-65, Hunter's Fiery Raid through Virginia Valleys, A General History of the Civil War: The Southern Point of View, and Son of the South, a novel set in Civil War-era Virginia.