The Army of Northern Virginia

On June 27, 1862, with the American Civil War already a year old, General Robert E Lee assumed personal command of troops engaged in driving the Federal Army of the Potomac out of Richmond troops which would henceforth be known as The Army of Northern Virginia Philip Katcher explores in absorbin

The Army of Robert E. Lee

A study of how Lee maximised the potential of his Northern Virginia army, structuring it to meet the needs of his extensive campaign in the eastern theatre of the American Civil War, revising it as the battle situation required it and producing a performance which belied its size and firepower.

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The First Maryland Infantry was formed from Marylanders who chose to cast their lot with the Confederacy against a Union government that had invaded their state and established martial law, forcing those who disagreed with the invasion of the South to join the Confederates or to submit to what they

The Stonewall Brigade and Hood’s Brigade: The History of the Most Famous Units in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War

Includes pictures Includes accounts of the battles Includes a bibliography for further reading Includes a table of contents April 18, 1861 marked the date Southern forces started pouring into Harper s Ferry, Virginia Six days earlier, shots had been fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, So