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The Resource Arming the Confederacy : how Virginia's minerals forged the Rebel war machine, Robert C. Whisonant

Arming the Confederacy : how Virginia's minerals forged the Rebel war machine, Robert C. Whisonant

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Arming the Confederacy : how Virginia's minerals forged the Rebel war machine
Title
Arming the Confederacy
Title remainder
how Virginia's minerals forged the Rebel war machine
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Whisonant
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a fresh look at the American Civil War from the standpoint of the natural resources necessary to keep the armies in the field. This story of the links between minerals, topography, and the war in western Virginia now comes to light in a way that enhances our understanding of America?s greatest trial. Five mineral products ? niter, lead, salt, iron, and coal ? were absolutely essential to wage war in the 1860s. For the armies of the South, those resources were concentrated in the remote Appalachian highlands of southwestern Virginia. From the beginning of the war, the Union knew that the key to victory was the destruction or occupation of the mines, furnaces, and forges located there, as well as the railroad that moved the resources to where they were desperately needed. To achieve this, Federal forces repeatedly advanced into the treacherous mountainous terrain to fight some of the most savage battles of the War
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whisonant, Robert C.
Dewey number
622.09755
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Virginia
Label
Arming the Confederacy : how Virginia's minerals forged the Rebel war machine, Robert C. Whisonant
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Minerals and Warfare -- Terrain and a Tale of Two Nations -- The Land They Fought For -- Niter and Gunpowder -- Bullets, Firearms, and Colonel Chiswell?s Mines -- The Lead Mines Under Attack -- The Saltville Salt Works -- Two Battles and a Massacre -- Iron, Civilizations, and War -- Virginia?s Iron Industry in the Civil War -- Coal, Confederate Mines, and the CSS Virginia -- Confederate Railroads -- Union Raiders in the New River Valley -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn903929889
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319145075
Isbn Type
(print)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-14508-2
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903929889
Label
Arming the Confederacy : how Virginia's minerals forged the Rebel war machine, Robert C. Whisonant
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Minerals and Warfare -- Terrain and a Tale of Two Nations -- The Land They Fought For -- Niter and Gunpowder -- Bullets, Firearms, and Colonel Chiswell?s Mines -- The Lead Mines Under Attack -- The Saltville Salt Works -- Two Battles and a Massacre -- Iron, Civilizations, and War -- Virginia?s Iron Industry in the Civil War -- Coal, Confederate Mines, and the CSS Virginia -- Confederate Railroads -- Union Raiders in the New River Valley -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn903929889
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319145075
Isbn Type
(print)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-14508-2
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903929889

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