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The Resource Ashes of glory : Richmond at war, Ernest B. Furgurson

Ashes of glory : Richmond at war, Ernest B. Furgurson

Label
Ashes of glory : Richmond at war
Title
Ashes of glory
Title remainder
Richmond at war
Statement of responsibility
Ernest B. Furgurson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Ashes of Glory, Ernest B. Furgurson conjures up wartime Richmond in vivid detail. We meet not only with such luminaries as Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson but with a strikingly broad spectrum of the community: preachers, nurses, newspapermen, bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, slaves, slave dealers, bootleggers, actors, spies, prostitutes, prisoners of war, refugees, handsome widows, eager debutantes, and swarms of enlisted men and officers from all
  • over the South. Furgurson ushers us into the legendary Spotswood Hotel, where generals and gentry communed amid gossip and bourbon. He admits us to the hospitals crammed with amputees and infested by rats. He plunges us into a bread riot involving several hundred citizens and spurred by a "woman huckster." He shows us that, despite universal hardship, Richmond fairly crackled with spirit: theater manager John Hill Hewitt kept melodrama flowing on the city's popular
  • stages; taffy parties, faro parlors, and sewing circles kept various other constituencies entertained; Colonel Thomas E. Rose of Pennsylvania and dozens more tunneled out of notorious Libby Prison; the genteel Union sympathizer Elizabeth Van Lew conducted an elaborate and extraordinarily successful campaign of espionage. Meanwhile, beneath the surface, a compound of defiance, despair, and paranoia preyed on the nerves of everyone from President Davis on down, turning a
  • stunned and battered, once-glamorous society virtually inside out
Summary
Examines how ordinary citizens of Richmond coped with siege, famine, corruption, and escalating unrest from 1861 to the end of the Civil War
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163910
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
975.5/451043
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F234.R557
LC item number
F87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Target audience
adult
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Richmond at war
Label
Ashes of glory : Richmond at war, Ernest B. Furgurson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random049/95049591.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-404) and index
Contents
Who are not for us are against us -- Save Virginia, and we save the Union -- Blood before night -- We shall smite the smiter -- We have broken the spirit of the North -- The perfection of true womanhood -- Our affairs in the hands of noodles -- The horrors of a political capital -- You'll have your hands full -- Shell and be damned! -- The dazzle of it in their eyes -- Can't you wait until we're dead? -- At which Angels might weep -- A scheme so atrocious -- All the patriotism is in the army -- The awful hour has come again -- God has broken our idol -- Thousands of barefooted men -- The biting frosts of Winter -- To destroy the hateful city -- Rats, if fat, are as good as squirrels -- A question of fearful magnitude -- And now they will repent -- Who will answer for the slain? -- We may never meet again -- The Earth seemed to writhe in agony -- Our soul bowed down to the dust -- Epilogue: the company of kings
Control code
82655
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 419 p.
Isbn
9780679422327
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
95049591
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33819762
  • (OCoLC)33819762
Label
Ashes of glory : Richmond at war, Ernest B. Furgurson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random049/95049591.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-404) and index
Contents
Who are not for us are against us -- Save Virginia, and we save the Union -- Blood before night -- We shall smite the smiter -- We have broken the spirit of the North -- The perfection of true womanhood -- Our affairs in the hands of noodles -- The horrors of a political capital -- You'll have your hands full -- Shell and be damned! -- The dazzle of it in their eyes -- Can't you wait until we're dead? -- At which Angels might weep -- A scheme so atrocious -- All the patriotism is in the army -- The awful hour has come again -- God has broken our idol -- Thousands of barefooted men -- The biting frosts of Winter -- To destroy the hateful city -- Rats, if fat, are as good as squirrels -- A question of fearful magnitude -- And now they will repent -- Who will answer for the slain? -- We may never meet again -- The Earth seemed to writhe in agony -- Our soul bowed down to the dust -- Epilogue: the company of kings
Control code
82655
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 419 p.
Isbn
9780679422327
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
95049591
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33819762
  • (OCoLC)33819762

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