Richmond Burning: The Last Days of the Confederate Capital
by Lankford, Nelson
Penguin, 2003 2018-01-04. 4th Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 4th printing. Light edge wear. 2003 Trade Paperback. Nelson Lankford draws upon Civil War-era diaries, letters, memoirs, and newspaper reports to vividly recapture the experiences of the men and women, both black and white, who witnessed the tumultuous fall of Richmond. In April 1865 General Robert E. Lee realized that his army must retreat from the Confederate capital and that Jefferson Davis's government must flee. As the Southern soldiers moved out they set the city on fire, leaving a blazing ruin to greet the entering Union troops. The city's fall ushered in the birth of the modern United States. Lankford's exploration of this pivotal event is at once an authoritative work of history and a stunning piece of dramatic prose. (Inventory #: 2195149)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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