Harrisburg and the Civil War

Author: Cooper H. Wingert
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781626190412
Format: PDF, ePub
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Answering Lincoln's call for volunteers, men swarmed into the Pennsylvania capital to fight for the Union. The cityscape was transformed as soldiers camped on the lawn of the capitol, schools and churches were turned into hospitals and the local fairgrounds became the training facility of Camp Curtin. For four years, Harrisburg and its railroad hub served as a continuous facilitation site for thousands of Northern soldiers on their way to the front lines. This vital role to the Union war efforts twice placed the capital in the sights of the Confederates--most famously during the Gettysburg Campaign when Southern forces neared the city's outskirts. Though civilians kept an anxious eye to the opposite bank of the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg's defenses were never breached. Author Cooper H. Wingert crafts a portrait of a capital at war, from the political climate to the interactions among the citizens and the troops.

Pennsylvania Civil War Trails

Author: Tom Huntington
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811749576
Format: PDF, ePub
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Official companion guide to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Civil War Trails initiative.

Railroads of Pennsylvania

Author: Lorett Treese
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811726221
Format: PDF, ePub
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Regional histories of the great railroads Rail stories of the people and events that shaped history Rails to Trails paths, tourist attractions, and more Divides the state into regions and explores the major railroads, recounts the lore, profiles the individuals involved, and identifies places one can go to experience the relics of rail culture.

The Greenwood Library of American War Reporting The Civil War north and south

Author: Greenwood Press (Westport, Conn.)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780313329418
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Called the first modern war and our greatest national calamity, the nation's press conveyed news of the Civil War to the citizens North and South who looked to newspapers as their primary source of information. Circulation pressures, political partisanship, scarce materials, and the unyielding public appetite for the latest news all contributed to how the growing numbers of professional journalists covered the pressing political and military events during those crucial years.