Besieged: Mobile 1865

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Learn about the last great assault of the Civil War. Author Russell W. Blount, Jr., provides an eyewitness account that documents the events in Mobile, Alabama, in 1865. His vivid narrative of the turbulent siege of nearby Spanish Fort and the subsequent battle for Mobile brings to life some of the forgotten people of the struggle through their diaries and letters. Considered the last major battle of the Civil War, in no other conflict of the time was the lack of rapid communication more tragic than in the campaign for the city. The assault began hours after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered and the efforts to capture the port ravaged a city that had remained nearly unscathed through five brutal years of war, leaving behind a devastated citizenry.
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ISBN: 9781455621101
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
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State: Alabama
Images: 22
Pages: 168
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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After receiving his B.S. in history from the University of South Alabama, Civil War enthusiast Russell W. Blount, Jr., taught the subject at the high-school level. His affinity for history is apparent by his involvement in such organizations as the Civil War Preservation Trust, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Historic Mobile Preservation Society. Blount is the senior vice president of Surety Land Title, Inc., the Gulf Coast's premier title company, offering title insurance and real-estate closing services in Alabama and Florida. He serves on the board of directors for the YMCA Moorer Branch and the Kiwanis Club of Fort Conde, both based in Mobile. In addition to his involvement in historical organizations, Blount is a member of Dixie Land Title Association, Spring Hill Baptist Church, and the University of Alabama National Alumni Association. When not researching the Civil War, Blount enjoys reading, writing, and playing racquetball. He resides in Mobile, Alabama, with his wife.
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