By Robert C. Whisonant
This is a clean examine the yankee Civil battle from the viewpoint of the average assets essential to retain the armies within the box. This tale of the hyperlinks among minerals, topography, and the struggle in western Virginia now involves gentle in a manner that reinforces our realizing of America’s maximum trial. 5 mineral items – niter, lead, salt, iron, and coal – have been completely necessary to salary conflict within the 1860s. For the armies of the South, these assets have been focused within the distant Appalachian highlands of southwestern Virginia. From the start of the battle, the Union knew that the main to victory was once the destruction or career of the mines, furnaces, and forges positioned there, in addition to the railroad that moved the assets to the place they have been desperately wanted. to accomplish this, Federal forces many times complicated into the treacherous mountainous terrain to struggle the most savage battles of the conflict.
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Arming the Confederacy: How Virginia’s Minerals Forged the Rebel War Machine by Robert C. Whisonant