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On the day the first shots of the Civil War were fired, a mob in Richmond clambered on top of the Capitol to raise the Confederate flag. Four years later, another flag was raised in its place while the city burned below. A thirteen-year-old girl compared the stars and stripes to "so many bloody gashes." This richly detailed, absorbing book brings to life the years in which Richmond was the symbol of Southern independence and the theater for a drama as splendid, sordid, and tragic as the war itself. Drawing on an array of archival sources, Ashes of Glory portrays Richmond's passion through the voices of soldiers and statesmen, preachers and prostitutes, slaves and slavers. Masterfully orchestrated and finely rendered, the result is a passionate and compelling work of social history.

"Furguson is a lively writer with an eye for the apt quotation and the telling incident...He brings to life a diverse cast of characters."--Newsday

"Succeeds to a remarkable extent...Furguson brings war-torn Richmond to life."--Baltimore Sun

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679746607
Author:
Furgurson, Ernest B.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Campaigns
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Richmond (va.)
Subject:
Richmond (Va.) History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Civil War Library
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 16-PP. BandW PHOTO SECTION + 4
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x1.00 in. .93 lbs.

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