The Resource Arming the Confederacy : How Virginia’s Minerals Forged the Rebel War Machine, by Robert C. Whisonant, (electronic resource)

Arming the Confederacy : How Virginia’s Minerals Forged the Rebel War Machine, by Robert C. Whisonant, (electronic resource)

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Arming the Confederacy : How Virginia’s Minerals Forged the Rebel War Machine
Title
Arming the Confederacy
Title remainder
How Virginia’s Minerals Forged the Rebel War Machine
Statement of responsibility
by Robert C. Whisonant
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This is a fresh look at the American Civil War from the standpoint of the natural resources necessary to keep the armies in the field. This story of the links between minerals, topography, and the war in western Virginia now comes to light in a way that enhances our understanding of America’s greatest trial. Five mineral products – niter, lead, salt, iron, and coal – were absolutely essential to wage war in the 1860s. For the armies of the South, those resources were concentrated in the remote Appalachian highlands of southwestern Virginia. From the beginning of the war, the Union knew that the key to victory was the destruction or occupation of the mines, furnaces, and forges located there, as well as the railroad that moved the resources to where they were desperately needed. To achieve this, Federal forces repeatedly advanced into the treacherous mountainous terrain to fight some of the most savage battles of the War
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Whisonant, Robert C
Dewey number
553.09755
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Language note
English
LC call number
QE1-996.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mineral resources
  • Geology
  • History
  • Culture-Study and teaching
  • Popular Earth Science
  • Mineral Resources
  • Historical Geology
  • History, general
  • Regional and Cultural Studies
Label
Arming the Confederacy : How Virginia’s Minerals Forged the Rebel War Machine, by Robert C. Whisonant, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Minerals and Warfare -- Terrain and a Tale of Two Nations -- The Land They Fought For -- Niter and Gunpowder -- Bullets, Firearms, and Colonel Chiswell’s Mines -- The Lead Mines Under Attack -- The Saltville Salt Works -- Two Battles and a Massacre -- Iron, Civilizations, and War -- Virginia’s Iron Industry in the Civil War -- Coal, Confederate Mines, and the CSS Virginia -- Confederate Railroads -- Union Raiders in the New River Valley -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (211 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319145082
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-14508-2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000359155
  • (EBL)1998481
  • (OCoLC)903929889
  • (SSID)ssj0001452046
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11789707
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001452046
  • (PQKBWorkID)11478909
  • (PQKB)10415134
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-14508-2
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1998481
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000359155
Label
Arming the Confederacy : How Virginia’s Minerals Forged the Rebel War Machine, by Robert C. Whisonant, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Minerals and Warfare -- Terrain and a Tale of Two Nations -- The Land They Fought For -- Niter and Gunpowder -- Bullets, Firearms, and Colonel Chiswell’s Mines -- The Lead Mines Under Attack -- The Saltville Salt Works -- Two Battles and a Massacre -- Iron, Civilizations, and War -- Virginia’s Iron Industry in the Civil War -- Coal, Confederate Mines, and the CSS Virginia -- Confederate Railroads -- Union Raiders in the New River Valley -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (211 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319145082
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-14508-2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000359155
  • (EBL)1998481
  • (OCoLC)903929889
  • (SSID)ssj0001452046
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11789707
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001452046
  • (PQKBWorkID)11478909
  • (PQKB)10415134
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-14508-2
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1998481
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000359155

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