A Guide to the Civil War in Alabama

A Guide to the Civil War in Alabama

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There was more Civil War action in Alabama than opne might think at first glance. Union raids into Northern Alabama, Abel Streight's abortive raid through Northern Alabama towards Rome, Georgia, the huge manufacturing infrastructure in Central Alabama, at Selma, Shelby, Tallassee and other locations, Wilson's Raid, the Battle of Mobile Bay, Canby's attacks at Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely - significant, and numerous actions. There are also a number of important Civil War figures that were native Alabamians, made Alabama their adoptive home, or were especially important in the Civil War action in Alabama. Major General Joseph Wheeler and John "The Gallant" Pelham were native Alabamians. Captain Raphael Semmes, Catesby ap Roger Jones, John Washington Inzer, William Lowndes Yancey and Brigadier General Josiah Gorgas made Alabama their adoptive home. And Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, Major General James Wilson, Major General Edward Canby and Major General Ormsby Mitchel all made their mark on Alabama during the Civil War. The book contains 80+ illustrations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 11mm | 245g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514708795
  • 9781514708798

About Robert C Jones

Robert C. Jones is President of the Kennesaw Historical Society, as well as well as a member of the executive board of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation, which helped fund the 40,000 square foot Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, GA. Robert has written a number of books on Civil War and Revolutionary War themes, including "The End of the Civil War: 1865," "A Guide to the Civil War in Georgia," and "Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution."show more