Civil War in Virginia
American Civil War
May 10, 1864
On May 10, Brigadier General W.W. Averell's raiders encountered a brigade under William "Grumble" Jones near Cove Mountain. After delaying the Union advance, the Confederates withdrew.
The next day, Averell reached the New River Bridge on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad, which he burned.
Location: Wythe County
Campaign: Crook-Averell Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad (May 1864) previous battle in campaign Campaigns
Date(s): May 10, 1864
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General William W. Averell [US]; Brigadier General William. E. Jones [CS]
Forces Engaged: Brigades
Estimated Casualties: 300 total
The Railroads of the Confederacy
The story of the first use of railroads on a
major scale in a major war. A complex and fascinating tale, with the railroads of the American South playing the part of tragic hero in the Civil War: at first vigorous though immature; then overloaded, driven unmercifully, starved for iron; and eventually worn out
Civil War Soldier 102 Piece Playset
- 25 Union and 25 Confederate Soldier Figures, 18 Horses, 10 Cannon
- 2 Covered Wagons, 2 Tents, 2 Canoes, 2 Flags, 16 Fences
- Size: Figures Stand up to 2-1/8 inches tall
- Scale: 1/32nd, Wagons and Horses slightly smaller
The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide
Virginia was host
to nearly 1/3rd of all Civil War engagements. This guide covers them all like a mini-history of the war. This guide organizes battles chronologically. Each campaign has a detailed overview, followed by concise descriptions of the individual engagements
Napoleon in Gray
Beauregard often gets overlooked, he was never as beloved as Lee or Stonewall Jackson, but he was capable, the man had a sharp mind and Lee understood this, even if Jefferson Davis did not
Robert E. Lee
This book not only offers
concise detail but also gives terrific insight into the state of the Union and Confederacy during Lee's life. Lee was truly a one of kind gentleman and American, and had Virginia not been in the south or neutral, he ultimately would have led the Union forces.
Four Years With General Lee
Walter Taylor was staff officer to General Robert E.
Lee. His book first appeared in 1877. For many years a standard authority on Confederate history, it is the source for dozens of incidents that have now become a part of every biography of Lee.
The Civil War Songbook
This collection of "War Between the States" music has been the
standard one in the re-enacting circuit for many years now. The sheet music is published just as it was originally and it contains some of the best known classic songs.
Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil War
In the years leading up
to the Civil War, a bloody conflict between slaveholders and abolitionists focused the nation's eyes on the state of Missouri and the territory of Kansas. Told through the actual words of slave owners, free-staters, border ruffians, and politicians, Bad Blood presents the complex morality, differing values, and life-and-death decisions faced by those who lived on the Missouri-Kansas border
Blue Vs. Gray - Killing Fields
Relive the most vicious fighting of the Civil War, in
which General Ulysses S. Grant forcibly reversed the tide of the conflict by paying with the blood of thousands. It was a desperate time for the Union
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
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at Shiloh, the valiant charge on the sunken road at Antietam, the carnage in the wheat field at Gettysburg, and the brutal fighting at Cold Harbor
One of the most outstanding statesmen of the United States during the first 60 years of the 19th century, he sacrificed everything to defend the South's position regarding the rights of the states and conservative constitutional interpretation. Against staggering odds he led the South and held it together in the bloody Civil War
or War Between the States
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Library of Congress.
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