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Archaeological Survey of Two Civil War Battlefields in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Robert L. Jolley

in From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049441
eISBN:
9780813050195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049441.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia played a key role in the military actions in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War. Recently, historical research and an archaeological survey were conducted at the ... More


It Is Heart-Rending to Live Among Such Scenes

Kent Masterson Brown

in Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829219
eISBN:
9781469602943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869420_brown.18
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the Shenandoah Valley, which served not only as corridor for the evacuation of General Robert E. Lee's sick and wounded troops but also as a holding area for much of his vast ... More


Good Reasons to Believe

Philip N. Mulder

in A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131635
eISBN:
9780199834525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131630.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although the Great Awakening temporarily split Presbyterians into Old Side and New Side, moderation prevailed as Presbyterians tamed the New Light with their traditional emphases on clerical ... More


Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia

Kathryn Shively Meier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610764
eISBN:
9781469612607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610771_Meier
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the Shenandoah Valley and Peninsula Campaigns of 1862, Union and Confederate soldiers faced unfamiliar and harsh environmental conditions—strange terrain, tainted water, swarms of flies and ... More


With Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley: Wesley Merritt at Cedar Creek, October 1864

Clarence R. Geier and Alyson L. Wood

in From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049441
eISBN:
9780813050195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049441.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

On October 19, 1864, the Union victory at the Battle of Cedar Creek successfully handed control of the agriculturally rich Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to the North. The battle started with a ... More


The Cost of Independence: January–June 1864

Gary W. Gallagher

in Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831588
eISBN:
9781469605203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887653_sheehan-dean.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the renewed battle to regain control of Virginia that occurred in 1864. The Union army, after following Lee's army back into northern Virginia in mid-1863, camped on the north ... More


We Will Finish the War Here: Confederate Morale in the Petersburg Trenches, June and July 1864

M. Keith Harris

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

M. Keith Harris examines morale among Confederate soldiers in the trenches around Petersburg. Despite common perceptions among later historians that the siege marked the beginning of an inevitable ... More


The Fall of the Confederacy: July 1864–March 1865

Gary W. Gallagher

in Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831588
eISBN:
9781469605203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887653_sheehan-dean.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the second half of 1864, in which Virginia Confederates started in their weakest military position since the war began. The summer of 1864 brought uncertainty among ... More


An International Harvest: The Development of the McCormick Reaper

Daniel B. Rood

in The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery: Technology, Labor, Race, and Capitalism in the Greater Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190655266
eISBN:
9780190655297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190655266.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the labor-saving device that enabled cultivation of millions of acres, the McCormick reaper is typically associated with postbellum midwestern farmers. Yet this quintessentially American machine ... More


Hodge’s Family at War

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0050
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Fifty looks at Hodge and his family during the Civil War. As was true of most of the United States, Hodge had personal ties to the War. His fourth son, John, served for a time, and his ... More


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