Piedmont Soldiers and their Families: North Carolina

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As centuries turn and decades pass, many wars and major historical events fade into the national memory as bold-face words in our history textbooks. However, the Civil War is unique, in that it still remains a heavily discussed, published, and debated topic in today's society. No other war has struck such a chord in our country's consciousness, combining romantic notions of glory and chivalry with horrific images of death and devastation, both of the landscape and its people. Entire libraries of books are devoted to discussing the battles, the tactics, and machines of warfare, the strategies of notable and eccentric commanders, and the biographies of the many larger-than-life personalities conducting the war, both civilian and military. But like most wars, the Civil War was a "rich man's war, but a poor man's fight." It is the story of the common soldier's plight that is most engaging, for it is in those stories in which one sees the true effects the war had on the people and time. The Tar Heel State provided much of the manpower behind the Confederate armies and thus, sacrificed many of its fathers and sons for the Confederate cause. An eclectic scrapbook of sorts,Piedmont Soldiers and Their Families details, in word and image, the lives of some of those common soldiers and their families in Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, and Davidson Counties, allowing today's readers an opportunity to explore the lives of their ancestors affected by the war.
ISBN: 9780738502694
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Civil War
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Historian Cindy H. Casey has compiled a wonderful collection of rare Civil War–era portraits, many never before published, with fascinating, personal details. This special volume provides readers of all levels, whether the serious academic or the amateur historian, a rare glimpse into the lives of those men and women who suffered and endured one of the most dramatic events in our nation's history.
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