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Richmond Burning: The Last Days of the Confederate Capital (Paperback)

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    Nelson Lankford draws upon Civil War-era diaries, letters, memoirs, and newspaper reports to vividly recapture the experiences of the men and women, both black and white, who witnessed the tumultuous fall of Richmond. In April 1865 General Robe......more

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Nelson Lankford draws upon Civil War-era diaries, letters, memoirs, and newspaper reports to vividly recapture the experiences of the men and women, both black and white, who witnessed the tumultuous fall of Richmond. In April 1865 General Robert E. Lee realized that his army must retreat from the Confederate capital and that Jefferson Davis's government must flee. As the Southern soldiers moved out they set the city on fire, leaving a blazing ruin to greet the entering Union troops. The city's fall ushered in the birth of the modern United States. Lankford's exploration of this pivotal event is at once an authoritative work of history and a stunning piece of dramatic prose.

Nelson Lankford edits The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the quarterly journal of the Virginia Historical Society. A resident of Richmond, he is the co-editor of Eye of the Storm and Images from the Storm and author of The Last American Aristocrat.

Author:
Lankford, Nelson D.
Genre:
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reissue
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
320
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Publish Date:
08/01/2003
ISBN:
9780142003107
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.65 lb
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