New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi, by Earl Hess. The author provides information on the importance of the west for the Confederacy and the geographical difficulties for both sides in conducting campaigns in a vast land. The logistics, technology, manpower, motivation and resource issues which led to the federal success on the battlefield are revealed.
Placenames of the Civil War: Cities, Towns, Villages, Railroad Stations, Forts, Camps, Islands, Rivers, Creeks, Fords and Ferries, by John Bennett. This gazetteer provides information on nearly 1600 locations. In addition to battles and skirmishes, place names for hospitals, prison camps, military academies, factories, navy yards, ferries, railroad stations, temporary forts and camps are also described.
Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South, by Yael Sternhell. This book explores the Confederacy through the concepts of space and war time movement of the South’s people to reveal patterns of the conflict that are innovative and instructive. The author effectively recounts just how much Southerners lived on the move during four years of war.
Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.