The Civil War in North Carolina
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By (author) John G. Barrett
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Civil War in North Carolina by John G. Barrett
Book DescriptionEleven battles and seventy-three skirmishes were fought in North Carolina during the Civil War. Although the number of men involved in many of these engagements was comparatively small, the campaigns and battles themselves were crucial in the grand strategy of the conflict and involved some of the most famous generals of the war. John Barrett presents the complete story of military engagements across the state, including the classical pitched battle of Bentonville, the siege of Fort Fisher, the amphibious campaigns on the coast, and cavalry sweeps such as Stoneman's raid. From and through North Carolina, men and supplies went to Lee's army in Virginia, making the Tar Heel state critical to Lee's ability to remain in the field during the closing months of the war, when the Union had cut off the West and Gulf South. This dependence upon North Carolina led to Stoneman's cavalry raid and Sherman's march through the state in 1865, the latter of which brought the horrors of total war and eventual defeat.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807845202
(235mm x 156mm x 35mm)
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John G. Barrett
North Carolina Civil War Documentary, Paperback (February 2002)
This collection of primary source material, first published in 1980, chronicles the Civil War experiences of North Carolinians from the secession crisis to the Confederate surrender at Bennett Place. There are selections from diaries, newspapers, letters, official records and other sources.
Sherman's March Through the Carolinas, Paperback (December 1996)» View all books by John G. Barrett
Based on the printed memoirs and documentary records of those who fought in the 1865 Georgia campaign of the American Civil War and those who lived in the path of General Sherman's onslaught, this book tells John Barrett's story of what happened in the three months that followed.
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Author Biography - John G. Barrett
John G. Barrett is professor emeritus of history at Virginia Military Institute. He is author of several books, including Sherman's March Through the Carolinas, and coeditor of North Carolina Civil War Documentary.
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