War of the Rebellion: Serial 060 Introduction

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Vol. 33

The war in Western Virginia was a nasty one. If families were not split, neighbors certainly were, and it was a rare day without some sort of fighting. In contrast, the eastern side of Virginia, down into North Carolina, was much quieter, despite isolated Union garrisons in some of the ports. The Confederacy could rarely spare the men to try and re-capture the ports, while the US Army put more effort into advancing on Richmond than launching an expedition out of a minor port, through typically marshy ground that didn't threaten anything vital.
The last lull of the war in the East was the beginning of 1864. There was the normal brutality and violence in West Virginia, but the Confederate tried to re-capture New Berne, North Carolina, and the US forces responded, after beating off the attack, by mopping up more of the small Carolina ports.
This volume details these smaller theaters of action, including the detailed correspondence adding depth to the reports.



Intro
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