The latest book in my series, “Civil War Personalities,” CIVIL WAR VIRGINIANS, is now available in both ebook and paperback at:
The four years of Civil War, 1861-5, saw Virginians take leadership roles on both sides. Virginian Winfield Scott was the Union’s General-in-Chief, and Virginian Robert E. Lee would ultimately hold the same position for the Confederacy. Virginian Francis Pierpont would lead the effort to create West Virginia, and Virginian Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson would fight to hold the allegiance of that region for the Confederacy. This book takes a look at those people and 46 others who played key roles in many fields during the war. The historical influence of Virginia likely multiplied their influence and example as they engaged in the “American Iliad.”
On the cover of the book are four Virginians on each side: Union: Scott, George Thomas, Pierpont, and Martin Delany; Confederate: Lee, Joseph Johnston, Stonewall Jackson, and Phoebe Pember. In the center is the symbol from the state flag.
I hope you enjoy the book.