Books on The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862

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The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862

by Gary W. Gallagher (Editor)

In eight brilliant essays, contributors to this volume explore the Shenandoah Valley campaign in depth. Indeed, a very pleasant and highly recommended reading.


 Conquering the Valley: Stonewall Jackson at Port Republic

by Robert K. Krick

"Mr. Krick tells the story of the climax of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign as no one else can. Highly recommended." - "Civil War" magazine

"Tells the story of the triumphant culmination of Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, the battles of Port Republic and Cross Keys, through the experiences of young soldiers, officers, and the civilians caught in the battles around their homes. Draws on anecdotal material, excerpts from eyewitness accounts, and newly discovered primary sources. Includes b&w photos, a list of casualties, and a brief history of the area from 1862 to 1993." -  Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.


 Stonewall in the Valley: Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Spring 1862

by Robert G. Tanner

"...Here is military history at its best." Library Journal

"Tanner has produced a thoroughly researched, popularly written work that gives renewed vitality and excitement to one of the Civil War's most famous campaigns." - Civil War Times Illustrated

"Great for Civil War and military buffs, good for any reader who likes action." - Publishers Weekly

"Excitingly readable and reliable military history." - Atlanta Journal and Constitution 



 Defend the Valley: A Shenandoah Family in the Civil War

by Margaretta Barton Colt

"Excerpts from the journals, letters, and memoirs of the Barton and Jones families of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley provide a firsthand glimpse of ordinary people caught up in the hardships, tragedies, and cataclysmic events of the Civil War." -  Ingram


We Are in for It! The First Battle of Kernstown

by Gary Ecelbarger

This is the first modern comprehensive study of that opening fight where Stonewall Jackson launched his famous Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862.

"Gary Ecelbarger, a well known speaker and tour guide in the Northern Virginia area, has produced one of the finest battle histories published in the last decade. Ecelbarger's research, both meticulous and voluminous, tears away much of the myth surrounding Jackson's defeat at Kernstown. Ecelbarger is unsparing in his criticism of Jackson's handling of the battle, but still retains his objectivity. One welcome aspect of "We Are In For It" is its even-handed treatment of the Federal side, something that many other 1862 Valley Campaign books neglect. All told, this is a superlative effort by a rising young Civil War historian." - Rod Gainer, Kernstown Battlefield Association


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