The Burning: Sheridan's Devastation of the Shenandoah Valley

[John L. Heatwole] ☆ The Burning: Sheridans Devastation of the Shenandoah Valley ✓ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Burning: Sheridans Devastation of the Shenandoah Valley A Peoples History Extraordinaire About 15 years ago I traveled to Shenandoah County to learn about my ancestors and what had happened to them during the Civil War. No lover of history or ancestor hunter could have had better fortune than I: I found friendly and helpful relatives and I found structures - including a pre-Civil War mill formerly owned by my ancestors - that helped me gain an understanding about who I am.Ten years afte. Dave Barnes (Barnesda@JMU.edu) said An excellent study on a li

The Burning: Sheridan's Devastation of the Shenandoah Valley

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Rating : 4.59 (938 Votes)
Asin : 1883522188
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 266 Pages
Publish Date : 0000-00-00
Language : English

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Grant's order to cripple the ability of the Shenandoah Valley to supply the CSA with food and fodder affected the civilian population as did no other act of war, including Sherman's march through Georgia. Packed with the firsthand accounts of victims and perpetrators alike, this book brings history alive.. Gen. U.S

-- James I. Robertson, Jr.. The best treatment of Sheridan's moment of madness we are likely to see

A People's History Extraordinaire About 15 years ago I traveled to Shenandoah County to learn about my ancestors and what had happened to them during the Civil War. No lover of history or ancestor hunter could have had better fortune than I: I found friendly and helpful relatives and I found structures - including a pre-Civil War mill formerly owned by my ancestors - that helped me gain an understanding about who I am.Ten years afte. Dave Barnes (Barnesda@JMU.edu) said An excellent study on a little understood part of the Civil. As a lover of American History, especially that of the Civil War period, I must say that I have found this a difficult book to put down. Mr. Heatwole has written a facinating story of a time when "total war" came to Virginia - the burning of the Shenandoah Valley.The beauty of this book is how it tells the story of the people of the time. His research has uncovered truly interesting stories, and rea. "Survey of destruction" according to Charles C. DiVincenti Jr.. Healtwole presents a county-by-county account of Sheridan's movements in the Valley. The "witness" to the destruction is the use of "facts", legends, interviews, family letters, etc. A flaw is the generalized sameness of each chapter - "these" troops, led by "this" guy did "that" to "those" peoples barn, house, etc. While there is certainly many interesting anecdotes and sidebars without, the format

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