Confederate Military History - Virginia

This set was written by distinguished men of the South, producing a work which truly portrays the times and issues of the Confederacy. It was edited by Gen. Clement A. Evans of Georgia.

Two volumes--the first and the last--comprise such subjects as the justification of the Southern States in seceding from the Union and the honorable conduct of the war by the Confederate States government; the history of the actions and concessions of the South in the formation of the Union and its policy in securing the existing magnificent territorial dominion of the United States; the civil history of the Confederate States, supplemented with sketches of the President, Vice-President, cabinet officers and other officials of the government; Confederate naval history; the morale of the armies; the South since the war, and a connected outline of events from the beginning of the struggle to its close. We have combined these two volumes into one "Causes of the War" volume.

There are also individual volumes for each state: Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas & Florida. An additional volume covers the Confederate Navy.

Each state being treated in a separate history allows space for details concerning its peculiar story, its own devotion, its own heroes, and its battlefields. These volumes contain information on each unit; where, when, and by whom the unit was formed. There are also some Rosters.

Table of Contents for the Virginia volume

CHAPTER I. Virginia in 1860---Her Seven Grand Divisions--Geological Characteristics, Climate and Agricultural Products-Her Population--Political and Historical Importance

CHAPTER II. Slavery in Virginia--The Agitation of the Slavery Question--Distribution of Slaves in the State--John Brown's Invasion

CHAPTER III. From John Brown's Execution to the Federal Invasion--The Election of President Lincoln--Meeting of the Virginia Convention--Governor Letcher's Reply to the Call for Troops-- Seizure of Harper's Ferry--Union with the Confederate States

CHAPTER IV. The Plan of Invasion--Northwestern Virginia--Grafton, Philippi and Rich Mountain--May to July, 1861

CHAPTER V. The First Kanawha Valley Campaign, April to July, 1861

CHAPTER VI. The First Shenandoah Valley Campaign, April to July, I86I

CHAPTER VII. The Bull Run, or Manassas, Campaign, January to July, I861

CHAPTER VIII. Operations about Norfolk and Yorktown--Battle of Big Bethel-- Burning of Hampton

CHAPTER IX. The Tygart's Valley and Cheat Mountain Campaign-Battle of Greenbrier River, or Camp Bartow--Battle of Alleghany Mountain

CHAPTER X. Operations along the Potomac--From First Manassas to Battle of Leesburg

CHAPTER XI. Battle of Leesburg--Operations on the Lower Potomac and East Shore-- Action at Dranesville

CHAPTER XII. Stonewall Jackson's Romney Campaign

CHAPTER XIII. Review of Military Conditions, Spring of 1862

CHAPTER XIV. Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign of 1862

CHAPTER XV. The Peninsula Campaign of 1862--Yorktown, Williamsburg and Seven Pines

CHAPTER XVI. The Seven Days' Battles before Richmond..

CHAPTER XVII. Stonewall Jackson's Cedar Run Campaign

CHAPTER XVIII. Lee's Campaign against Pope in Northern Virginia

CHAPTER XIX. The Maryland Campaign against McClellan

CHAPTER XX. The Fredericksburg Campaign

CHAPTER XXI. The Chancellorsville Campaign and Death of Jackson

CHAPTER XXII. The Campaign in Pennsylvania

CHAPTER XXIII. The Autumn and Winter Campaigns of 1863

CHAPTER XXIV. The Wilderness Campaign against Grant

CHAPTER XXV. The Battles of Spottsylvania Court House--The Defeat of Sigel and Butler

CHAPTER XXVI. The Maneuvers on the North Anna River.

CHAPTER XXVII. The Richmond Campaign of 1864

CHAPTER XXVIII. Early's Lynchburg and Valley Campaigns

CHAPTER XXIX. The Siege of Petersburg

CHAPTER XXX. Closing Events in Southwest Virginia and the Valley

CHAPTER XXXI. The Appomattox Campaign and Lee's Surrender



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