Embattled Capital: A Guide to Richmond During the Civil War by Dunkerly and Crenshaw

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by Robert M. Dunkerly and Doug Crenshaw

SOPO’s Take: Embattled Capital is a concise reference work on Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War utilizing the Emerging Civil War series format to which Savas Beatie fans have become accustomed.  Chapters include, but are not limited to:

  • Battles and battlefields surrounding Richmond, including dates of engagements as well as current sites at Richmond National Battlefield Park. In addition to Petersburg campaign related sites, there are many from the 1862 battles as well as the Bermuda Hundred Campaign.
  • Local military units, including paragraph length descriptions of each
  • Defenses of Richmond includes a NICE map of the entire set of defenses around Richmond and Petersburg
  • Hospitals, including Chimborazo, and period images of many
  • Prisons, including Libby and Belle Isle
  • Cemeteries, including Hollywood Cemetery
  • Landmarks
  • Museums and Historic Sites

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        About the Book

        “On To Richmond!” cried editors for the New York Tribune in the spring of 1861. Thereafter, that call became the rallying cry for the North’s eastern armies as they marched, maneuvered, and fought their way toward the capital of the Confederacy.

        Just 100 miles from Washington, DC, Richmond served as a symbol of the rebellion itself.

        Richmond was home to the Confederate Congress, cabinet, president, and military leadership. And it housed not only the Confederate government but also some of the Confederacy’s most important industry and infrastructure. The city was filled with prisons, hospitals, factories, training camps, and government offices.

        Through four years of war, armies battled at its doorsteps—and even penetrated its defenses.

        Civilians felt the impact of war in many ways: food shortages, rising inflation, a bread riot, industrial accidents, and eventually, military occupation. To this day, the war’s legacy remains deeply written into the city and its history.

        Embattled Capital: A Guide to Richmond During the Civil War by historians Doug Crenshaw and Robert M. Dunkerly tells the story of the Confederate capital before, during, and after the Civil War. This guidebook includes a comprehensive list of places to visit: the battlefields around the city, museums, historic sites, monuments, cemeteries, historical preservation groups, and more.

        Paperback Edition

        ISBN: 978-1-61121-491-8

        PublisherSavas Beatie

        Release Date: 2021

        Pages: 178 pages

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