The War Hits Home: The Civil War in Southeastern Virginia

Wills, Brian Steel

ISBN 10: 0813920272 / ISBN 13: 9780813920276
Edité par Univ. Press of Virginia (2001) no place given, 2001
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Titre : The War Hits Home: The Civil War in ...

Éditeur : Univ. Press of Virginia (2001) no place given

Date d'édition : 2001

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

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In 1863 Confederate forces under Lieutenant General James Longstreet, while scouring Southside Virginia for badly needed supplies, threatened the Union garrison in Suffolk. For the residents of surrounding Nansemond, Isle of Wight, and Southampton Counties, the Suffolk campaign followed an exhausting and deadly pattern. Already subjected to the demands of waves of soldiers, first Southern recruits and then Union occupation troops, the people of the region faced the severest tests the Civil War could impose upon human beings.

In The War Hits Home, Brian Steel Wills tells the story of these real people in the crucible of war. Reconstructing life for soldiers from the region on the battlefield and for civilians in the homes of southeastern Virginia, Wills provides a full depiction of what life was like for the ordinary person--black, white, soldier, citizen, Unionist, or secessionist--contending with domestic, economic, social, and military hardship in the contest of sectionalism and war. Wills employs their individual experiences to illustrate the impact of the war on a human scale, on soldiers and their relatives, North and South. We witness battlefield horror and family despair, African Americans' embrace of freedom, and the persistence of Confederate nationalism among most whites in the region.

Taken as a whole, The War Hits Home is a sweeping but extraordinarily detailed canvas of a fractured American South.

About the Author:

Brian Steel Wills is Department Chair and Professor of History and Philosophy at the University of Virginia's College at Wise and the author of The Confederacy's Greatest Cavalryman: Nathan Bedford Forest.

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