Crucial Clash in Early Civil War Virginia
J. Michael Cobb, Edward B. Hicks, Wythe Holt
Format: Hardback, 312 pages
On Sale: October 2013
140 images, 5 maps
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The Battle of Big Bethel: Crucial Clash in Early Civil War Virginia by J. Michael Cobb, Ed Hicks, and Wythe Holt is the first full-length treatment of the small but consequential June 1861 battle that reshaped both Northern and Southern perceptions about what lay in store for the divided nation. In the spring of 1861, many people in the North and South imagined that the Civil War would be short and nearly bloodless. The first planned engagement of the war at Big Bethel, however, provided undeniable evidence of just how wrong popular opinion could be. Read More...