The Shenandoah Valley Campaign Of 1864

Author: Gary W. Gallagher
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807877111
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The Shenandoah Valley Campaign Of 1864 from the Author: Gary W. Gallagher. Generally regarded as the most important of the Civil War campaigns conducted in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, that of 1864 lasted more than four months and claimed more than 25,000 casualties. The armies of Philip H. Sheridan and Jubal A. Early contended for immense stakes. Beyond the agricultural bounty and the boost in morale a victory would bring, events in the Valley also would affect Abraham Lincoln's chances for reelection in the November 1864 presidential canvass. The eleven original essays in this volume reexamine common assumptions about the campaign, its major figures, and its significance. Taking advantage of the most recent scholarship and a wide range of primary sources, contributors examine strategy and tactics, the performances of key commanders on each side, the campaign's political repercussions, and the experiences of civilians caught in the path of the armies. The authors do not always agree with one another, yet, taken together, their essays highlight important connections between the home front and the battlefield, as well as ways in which military affairs, civilian experiences, and politics played off one another during the campaign. Contributors: William W. Bergen, Charlottesville, Virginia Keith S. Bohannon, State University of West Georgia Andre M. Fleche, University of Virginia Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia Joseph T. Glatthaar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Robert E. L. Krick, Richmond, Virginia Robert K. Krick, Fredericksburg, Virginia William J. Miller, Churchville, Virginia Aaron Sheehan-Dean, University of North Florida William G. Thomas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Joan Waugh, University of California, Los Angeles

Shenandoah Valley Pioneers And Their Descendants

Author: T. K. Cartmell
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 1556132433
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Shenandoah Valley Pioneers And Their Descendants from the Author: T. K. Cartmell. A detailed history of Old Frederick County which encompassed the present Berkeley, Clarke, Frederick, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, Shenandoah, and Warren counties. Great numbers of Valley residents are named in the text, and there are several chap

Day And Overnight Hikes

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 089732773X
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Day And Overnight Hikes from the Author: Johnny Molloy. This book presents more than 30 day hikes. Classic hikes, such as Rose River Loop and Whiteoak Canyon, are included. However, though the majority of these hikes are not as well known, they offer as much solitude and equally scenic sights––like Lost Cliffs and Furnace Mountain––as the more popular hikes. This will give you the opportunity to get back to nature on your own terms. Often, park sightseers randomly pick a hike without knowing where it will lead, or they follow the crowds wherever they go. Choosing a hike at random in Shenandoah, where many trails drop steeply off the Blue Ridge, may result in a rigorous return to the car with no rewards to show effort. Two types of day hikes are offered: one-way and loop hikes. One-way hikes lead to a particularly rewarding destination and return via the same trail. The return trip allows you to see everything from the opposite vantage point. You may notice more minute trailside features the second go-round, and returning at a different time of day may give the same trail a surprisingly different character. But to some, returning on the same trail just isn’t enjoyable. The loop hikes provide an alternative. Most of the hikes offer solitude to maximize your Shenandoah experience, although portions of some hikes traverse potentially popular areas. It should also be noted that loop hikes are generally longer and harder than one-way hikes, but a bigger challenge can reap bigger rewards. Day hiking is the best and most popular way to "break into" the Shenandoah wilderness. But for those with the inclination to see the mountain cycle from day to night and back again, this book offers ten overnight hikes with the best locales for camping. The length of these hikes–– three days and two nights––was chosen primarily for the weekend backpacker. Backpackers must follow park regulations and practice "leave no trace" wilderness-use etiquette. Each day and overnight hike contains four key elements to help readers plan and enjoy the perfect trip: • GPS-based trail maps • GPS-based elevation profiles • directions to the trailhead • trail descriptions Each trail description offers precise commentary on what to expect along the way and rates each hike for: • scenery • trail condition • difficulty • accessibility for children • solitude Designed to fit easily into a back pocket, this guide leads hikers and backpackers to sites of exceptional beauty and solitude.

The German Element Of The Shenandoah Valley Of Virginia

Author: John W. Wayland
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 0788416456
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The German Element Of The Shenandoah Valley Of Virginia from the Author: John W. Wayland. "The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia lies between the Blue Ridge and the first ranges of the Alleghanies. This valley includes the counties of Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, Warren, Frederick, and Clarke of Virginia, and the counties of Berkeley, and Jefferson of West Virginia."--Page 4 of cover.


Author: Sue Eisenfeld
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803238304
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Shenandoah from the Author: Sue Eisenfeld. For fifteen years Sue Eisenfeld hiked in Shenandoah National Park in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, unaware of the tragic history behind the creation of the park. In this travel narrative, she tells the story of her on-the-ground discovery of the relics and memories a few thousand mountain residents left behind when the government used eminent domain to kick the people off their land to create the park. With historic maps and notes from hikers who explored before her, Eisenfeld and her husband hike, backpack, and bushwhack the hills and the hollows of this beloved but misbegotten place, searching for stories. Descendants recount memories of their ancestors “grieving themselves to death,” and they continue to speak of their people’s displacement from the land as an untold national tragedy. Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal is Eisenfeld’s personal journey into the park’s hidden past based on her off-trail explorations. She describes the turmoil of residents’ removal as well as the human face of the government officials behind the formation of the park. In this conflict between conservation for the benefit of a nation and private land ownership, she explores her own complicated personal relationship with the park—a relationship she would not have without the heartbreak of the thousands of people removed from their homes.


Author: Anne Frederick
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738506456
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Shenandoah from the Author: Anne Frederick. The Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains combine to make one of the most breathtaking and inspiring locations on the East Coast. With a sense of ecological preservation, conservation, and visionary policy, the federal government created the Shenandoah National Park in order to ensure that the pristine beauty of this remarkable region would remain unspoiled for generations to come. A place for enrichment and recreation, the park attracts countless visitors each year in order to enjoy its variety of natural wonders: waterfalls, trails, rivers, creeks, and mountains.

Shenandoah Valley Folklife

Author: Scott Hamilton Suter
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604736670
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Shenandoah Valley Folklife from the Author: Scott Hamilton Suter. Bordered by the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley forms a natural corridor to the western parts of Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Early American settlers followed the valley as one of the first routes westward. In Shenandoah Valley Folklife, Scott Hamilton Suter documents the many peoples who have left their marks on the folkways of the region--Native Americans, Germans, Swiss, Scots- Irish, and African Americans. His research reveals how the first settlers there built homes, how they worshiped, and how they passed on legends and musical traditions that continue to play a role in the community today. Throughout the book, Suter argues that the valley's past plays a definitive role in its present. He finds family traditions still thriving in crafts like white oak basketmaking, as well as in cooking and architecture. To illuminate the change and continuity in religious life, he focuses on Old Order Mennonites, the Church of the Brethren, and Baptists in the region. Using both historical sources and his own field work, Suter shows how folklife remains a powerful, resonant force in the Shenandoah, and how new immigrants are adapting and adding their own traditions to long-standing customs. Scott Hamilton Suter is curator of the Shenandoah Valley Folk Art & Heritage Center in Dayton, Virginia. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar and University Fellow at The George Washington University and wrote "Tradition and Fashion: Cabinetmaking in the Upper Shenandoah Valley, 1850-1900" and has had articles in the "Folklore Historian" and the "Virginia Explorer."

Touring The Shenandoah Valley Backroads

Author: Andrea Sutcliffe
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
ISBN: 9780895871817
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Touring The Shenandoah Valley Backroads from the Author: Andrea Sutcliffe. Shenandoah most often translated as "Daughter of the Stars" is one of the loveliest names in the language. Backroads travelers will find that it fits the Valley perfectly. Most people know the Shenandoah Valley for its Civil War-era history, from Robert E. Lee's capture of John Brown at Harpers Ferry in 1859 to Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign of 1862 to the Battle of New Market in 1864. Fewer know that the Winchester area was home to George Washington, explorer Richard Byrd, novelist Willa Cather, and singer Patsy Cline. Or that Thomas Jefferson owned the geologic wonder known as Natural Bridge. Or that the McCormick Farm near Steeles Tavern was the site of a revolutionary breakthrough in agriculture. The word Shenandoah may have had as many spellings and definitions as there are stars in the sky, but travelers will know they've reached the Valley when they see rugged Goshen Pass, the beautiful country roads between Lexington and Staunton, the Mennonite farms around Harrisonburg, and the mineral springs that first attracted visitors over 200 years ago. The 13 tours in this book explore areas of unspoiled wilderness and mountain landscapes within easy range of metropolitan centers like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Richmond, and Norfolk.

The Shenandoah Valley 1861 1865

Author: Michael G. Mahon
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811715409
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The Shenandoah Valley 1861 1865 from the Author: Michael G. Mahon. Has the significance of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War been overestimated? An extensive array of primary sources--including Philip Sheridan's official report--point to this revisionist conclusion.