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The Civil War in Spotsylvania County

Michael Aubrecht

The Civil War in Spotsylvania County

Confederate campfires at the crossroads

by Michael Aubrecht

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Published by History Press in Charleston, SC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Confederate States of America. -- Army -- Military life,
  • Soldiers -- Virginia -- Spotsylvania County -- History -- 19th century,
  • Soldiers -- Confederate States -- History,
  • Spotsylvania County (Va.) -- History, Military -- 19th century,
  • Spotsylvania County (Va.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century,
  • Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865,
  • Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementMichael Aubrecht.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF232.S8 A93 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23713066M
    ISBN 109781596296961
    LC Control Number2009036541
    OCLC/WorldCa436311173

    Visit the Spotsylvania County Museum. The Spotsylvania County Museum, located in Merchants Square will CLOSE permanently Wednesday, January 29th so that it may reopen in late February in the former Lick Run Community Center on Route 3. Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania--this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax. No place more vividly reflects the War's tragic cost in all its forms. A town bombarded and looted. Farms large and small ruined. Refugees by the thousands forced into the countryside.

      Traces of the Bloody Struggle: The Civil War at Stevenson Ridge, Spotsylvania Court House Posted on J by Chris Mackowski In my capacity as the historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge, one of my projects this summer has been to compile some information about the property’s role during the Civil War.   Chris Mackowski, co-author of "A Season of Slaughter" visited the Museum on Novem He gave an enlightening talk on the Battle of Spotsylvania Cou.

      Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White's "Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May , " is a short ( pages, many of which have illustrations, maps, or photos) history and tour guide to the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.4/5(9). Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records. Numerous Virginia localities, most of them in the eastern part of the state, have suffered tremendous losses of. their early records because of intense military activity (predominantly during the Civil War), courthouse fires, and/ or natural disasters.


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The Civil War in Spotsylvania County by Michael Aubrecht Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Civil War in Spotsylvania County: Confederate Campfires at the Crossroads First Edition by5/5(1). A popular tour guide, lecturer and radio guest, Michael is vice-chairman of the National Civil War Life Foundation and the founder of The Jefferson Project. He works as a technical writer for the U.S.

Marshals Service and lives in historic Spotsylvania, Virginia, with his wife Tracy and four children, Dylan, Madison, Kierstyn and Jackson.5/5(1). The Civil War in Spotsylvania County: Confederate Campfires at the Crossroads.

From tohundreds of thousands of troops from both sides of the Civil War marched through, battled and camped in the woods and fields of Spotsylvania County, earning it the nickname 'Crossroads of the Civil War.'.

When not engaged with the enemy or drilling, a different kind of battle Author: Michael Aubrecht. Wilderness campaign, in the American Civil War, a series of engagements (May–June, ) fought in the Wilderness region of Virginia. Early in May,the Northern commander in chief, Grant, led the Army of the Potomac (, strong) across the Rapidan River into the Wilderness, a wild and tangled woodland c mi (16 km) W of Fredericksburg.

In this book, focusing specifically on the local Confederate encampments, renowned author and historian Michael Aubrecht draws from published memoirs, diaries, letters and testimonials from those who were there to give a fascinating new look into the day-to-day experiences of camp life in the Confederate army.

So huddle around the fire and discover the days when the only meal was a scrap. New Book - Coming May Two immigrants, born on the same day, a year apart, came to America for all the opportunity it offered.

The Civil War brought them both to a hilltop farm near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia. Without ever meeting, their lives would collide on   On the eve of the Civil War, Thomas and Mary were living at Farifield with their children, plus Thomas's youngest two children from his first marriage.

Also at Fairfield were 62 enslaved people (an additional six were hired out in Spotsylvania County). Civil War Civilians of Spottsylvania, Spotsylvania, Virginia. likes 2 talking about this.

Created for the purpose of researching and re-creating the non-military history of Spotsylvania County. The Paperback of the Civil War in Spotsylvania County: Confederate Campfires at the Crossroads by Michael Aubrecht at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping onBrand: History Press, The. The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Gordon C. Rhea, The Battle of the Wilderness May(Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, ), Gordon C. Rhea, The Battles For Spotsylvania Court House And The Road To Yellow Tavern, May(Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, ), Gordon C.

The following Civil War battles were fought in Spotsylvania County. December= Fredericksburg I, also known as Marye's Heights [18] April May 6, = Chancellorsville [19].

More than 4, acres of the Civil War battlefields can be found throughout Spotsylvania County. These places reveal the trials of a community and nation at war. Anxiety and fear toward the Union army and the elation of Confederate success is documented in Fredericksburg writings through out the civil war.

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House page includes history articles, photo galleries, recommended books, and more on this Civil War battle in Virginia. Following the Battle of the Wilderness, Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant marched the Union army south with the hope of capturing Spotsylvania Court House and preventing Robert E.

Lee's army from. Haven't read any books on the battle myself but I know Gordon Rhea has written extensively on the Overland Campaign. Not sure why this one ends on as the title says. It's my understanding that the action at Spotsylvania didn't end on May 12th.

I know Mr. Rhea followed that book up with his next one on the North Anna River. Union Assaults on the “Mule Shoe” at Spotsylvania. For the next 12 days, Spotsylvania Court House saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the Civil War, with s Union The Spotsylvania Civil War Blog.

2, likes 16 talking about this. Discussion of all social, political and cultural aspects of the American Civil War battles fought in Spotsylvania County. The Civil War in Spotsylvania County: Confederate campfires at the crossroads. [Michael Aubrecht] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Michael Aubrecht.

Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 23 cm. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), Accompanied by a pamphlet entitled Map of the Six Battlefields: Fredericksburg, Hamilton's Crossing, Chancellorsville, Salem Church, Spotsylvania, Wilderness, and illustrated sketch of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia, R.A.

Kishpaugh, ). Battle of Spotsylvania. The Battle of Spotsylvania, sometimes also called the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, took place in Virginia from May in It was an important battle in the American Civil War.

Although it ended with no conclusive winner, its casualties were high. Before moving to Spotsylvania, I lived in Northern Virginia, in Fairfax County, for thirty-nine years. Growing up within ten miles of Manassas/Bull Run, enabled me to nurture my early interest in Civil War history, and I visited the battlefield there countless times, both as a child with my parents and even more frequently as a young adult.

Make Offer - Mixed Lot of 12 Civil War books Bold Cavaliers Lee's Lieutenants Great Battles COMPLETE - COLLECTOR'S LIBRARY OF THE CIVIL WAR ~ Missing: Spotsylvania County.The cost of securing the Spotsylvania Courthouse was aro men.

The goal of Grant was intact, march to Richmond and end the Civil War. The losses were heavy but Grant had reserves, men, lives to spare. Lee did not. The war was nearing its end. Now all that was left was to trap the foxy Lee in his own-backyard, Virginia.Battle Of Spotsylvania Courthouse Summary: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House was fought May 8 – as part of Lt.

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign of the American Civil War.