Alabama and the Civil War: A History & Guide

Arcadia Publishing
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An examination of the influence of the “Heart of Dixie” on the War Between the States—the key players, places, and politics.
 
Alabama’s role in the Civil War cannot be understated. Union raids into northern Alabama, the huge manufacturing infrastructure in central Alabama and the Battle of Mobile Bay all played significant parts. A number of important Civil War figures also called Alabama home. Maj. General Joseph Wheeler was one of the most remarkable Confederate cavalry commanders in the west. John the Gallant Pelham earned the nickname for his bravery during the Battle of Fredericksburg. John Semmes commanded two of the most famous commerce raiders of the war—the CSS Sumter and the CSS Alabama. Author Robert C. Jones examines the people and places in Alabama that shaped the Civil War.
 
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Robert C. Jones served as president of the Kennesaw Historical Society for twenty-one years (1994-2015) and also served as a member of the executive board of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation for seventeen years (1998-2015). The Museum Foundation helped fund the forty-five-thousand-square-foot Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia. He has written more than forty books on historical themes.

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Arcadia Publishing
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Published on
Jun 12, 2017
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Pages
195
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ISBN
9781439660751
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / Pictorial
History / Military / United States
History / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
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