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Civil War Winchester

Jerry W. Holsworth ; foreword by Ben Ritter
Format
Book
Published
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9781609491611, 1609491610
Related Resources
Contributor biographical information Publisher description
Summary
"The Confederacy's lynchpin in the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester was the most disputed town of the Civil War. As control shifted between North and South more than seventy-five times, civilians coped with skirmishes in the streets, wracking disease and makeshift hospitals in their homes and churches. Out of this turmoil emerged heroes such as 'Angel of the battlefield' Tillie Russell, doctor turned soldier John Henry S. Funk and courageous mother and nurse Cornelia McDonald. Historian Jerry W. Holsworth uses diaries and letters to reveal an intimate portrait of this war-torn community, the celebrated Stonewall Brigade and the many occupations, as well as the indomitable women who inspired legend"--Page 4 of cover.
Contents
  • "Virginia right or wrong"
  • "There stands Jackson like a stone wall"
  • "The men are in the army"
  • "The women are the devil"
  • "Oh Bess, what visions of glory do your eyes behold now"
  • "We looked to him and him alone"
  • "Can it be possible that we are a nation of cowards?"
  • "A night on the battlefield"
  • "No better dust lies in Mount Hebron Cemetery"
  • "The Stonewall Brigade."
Description
142 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-136) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2018/2019.
Technical Details
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