Alabama and the Civil War: A History & Guide

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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. Major 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.
ISBN: 9781625858832
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Alabama
Images: 84
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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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