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Defend This Old Town: Williamsburg During the Civil War: Dubbs, Carol Kettenburg Defend This Old Town: Williamsburg During the Civil War: Dubbs, Carol Kettenburg

Defend This Old Town: Williamsburg During the Civil War

Dubbs, Carol Kettenburg

ISBN 10: 0807127809 / ISBN 13: 9780807127803
Editorial: Louisiana State University Press, 2002
Usado Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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-----The scan you see is the book you get. Red cloth with gilt, headband, xvi, 406 pages including b & w photos and maps through-out, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. "With its title echoing the cry raised in Williamsburg as the Federal army approached in May 1862, Carol Dubb's narrative sweeps us into the lives of the residents of this small historic city from the secession of Virginia in 1861 to Lee's surrender four years later. Williamsburg's Civil War ordeal has never before been told in such depth." Check out the scans. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 011091

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Título: Defend This Old Town: Williamsburg During ...

Editorial: Louisiana State University Press

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: 1st Edition 1st Printing.

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Defend This Old Town is a riveting war epic of local scale and human dimensions. Taking its title from the cry raised in Williamsburg as the Federal army approached in May 5, 1862, Carol Dubbs's narrative sweeps us into the lives of the residents of this small historic city from the secession of Virginia in 1861 to Lee's surrender four years later. Williamsburg's Civil War ordeal has never before been told in such depth. Located midway on the only land route between Richmond and the Union-held Fort Monroe, on the tip of the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg hosted Confederate troops for the first year of war while defensive earthworks were built across the area. After the battle of Williamsburg on May 5, 1862-a bloody clash neither side sought but each claimed as victor-Union forces began an occupation of the town that lasted with only short interruptions until the end of the war. Those residents who had not fled remained to stubbornly defend their homes.

Dubbs scripts a compelling chronicle of these events, interweaving quotes from diaries, letters, memoirs, and military memoranda to bring immediacy to her subject. Balancing the grim experiences of combat, shortages, tending the dead and wounded, the college's burning, restive servants, typhoid breakout, and isolation from the rest of the Confederacy are some lighter interludes: the Union marshal who arrived with his saddlebags packed with shoes and dresses to win the good opinion of the town's females; the first taste of freedom for blacks; and the issuance of travel passes-including one to an especially sharp-tongued matron, with the order never to return.

Maps, period photographs, order of battle, and a bibliography complete this substantial, comprehensive, and entertaining work. Defend This Old Town is certain to engage anyone who enjoys good history.

About the Author:

Carol Kettenburg Dubbs lives with her husband and two children in Williamsburg, Virginia, near the southern end of the battlefield. This is her first book.

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