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Robertson, James I.

Works: 159 works in 480 publications in 1 language and 30,070 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by James I Robertson
Virginia at war, 1862 by Virginia Center for Civil War Studies( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Civil War entered its first full calendar year for the Old Dominion, Virginians began to experience the full ramifications of the conflict. Their expectations for the coming year did not prepare them for what was about to happen; in 1862 the war became earnest and real, and the state became then and thereafter the major battleground of the war in the East. Virginia emerged from the year 1861 in much the same state of uncertainty and confusion as the rest of the Confederacy. While the North was known to be rebuilding its army, no one could be sure if the northern people and government were willing to continue the war. The landscape and the people of Virginia were a part of the battlefield. Virginia at War, 1862 demonstrates how no aspect of life in the Commonwealth escaped the war's impact. The collection of essays examines topics as diverse as daily civilian life and the effects of military occupation, the massive influx of tens of thousands of wounded and sick into Richmond, and the wartime expansion of Virginia's industrial base, the largest in the Confederacy. Out on the field, Robert E. Lee's army was devastated by the Battle of Antietam, and Lee strove to rebuild the army with recruits from the interior of the state. Many Virginians, however, were far behind the front lines. A growing illustrated press brought the war into the homes of civilians and allowed them to see what was happening in their state and in the larger war beyond their borders. To round out this volume, indefatigable Richmond diarist Judith McGuire continues her day-by-day reflections on life during wartime. The second in a five-volume series examining each year of the war, Virginia at War, 1862 illuminates the happenings on both homefront and battlefield in the state that served as the crucible of America's greatest internal conflict
Virginia at war, 1861 by William C Davis( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Civil War battles were fought on Virginian soil than on that of any other Confederate state. No state suffered more from invasion and occupation than the Old Dominion, and none witnessed as much of the war. Virginia's story of the Civil War stands unique among the Confederate States. Virginia at War, 1861 looks at Virginia on the eve of secession, detailing the activities of the convention that finally took the state out of the Union and explaining how Richmond became the capital of the new Confederate nation. Chapters in the book examine Virginia's private state army and its little-known
Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legend by James I Robertson( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography focusing on Jackson as an individual as well as a military strategist and general, by one of the country's leading Civil War historians. The passage of 130 years has only deepened the fascination and reverence for Confederate general Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. He ranks today as among the half-dozen greatest soldiers that America has produced. Military academies in both hemispheres still teach his tactics. Revered by his men, respected by his foes, Jackson became seemingly invincible. When he learned of the general's fatal wound, Robert E. Lee sent his "affectionate regards", saying, "He has lost his left arm but I my right arm". Jackson's early death in 1863 was the greatest personal loss suffered by the Confederacy and one that permanently crippled the wartime South. This eagerly awaited biography is based on years of research into little-known manuscripts, unpublished letters, newspapers, and other primary sources. It offers for the first time a complete portrait - not only of Jackson the brilliant military strategist and beloved general but also of Jackson, the man of orphaned background, unyielding determination to conquer adversity, and deep religious convictions. Includes b&w photos
Tenting tonight : the soldier's life by James I Robertson( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the tedium between battles, rigid discipline, camp life, medical treatment, and prison experiences by Civil War soldiers on both sides
Virginia at war, 1864 by William C Davis( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth book in the Virginia at War series casts a special light on vital home front matters in Virginia during 1864. Following a year in which only one major battle was fought on Virginia soil, 1864 brought military campaigning to the Old Dominion. For the first time during the Civil War, the majority of Virginia's forces fought inside the state's borders. Yet soldiers were a distinct minority among the Virginians affected by the war. In Virginia at War, 1864, scholars explore various aspects of the civilian experience in Virginia including transportation and communication, wartime literat
Virginia at war, 1863 by William C Davis( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating third book in the Virginia at War series focuses on the Virginia experience at mid-conflict. The collection provides a comprehensive overview of the conflict's impact on children, religion, and newly freed slaves. Also included are essays that probe the South's view of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War careers of the Hatfields and the McCoys. The 1863 installment of Judith Brockenbrough McGuire's valuable Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War rounds out the collection
Soldier of southwestern Virginia : the Civil War letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey by John Preston Sheffey( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Far more than a mere documentation of the horrors and banality of the Civil War, John Preston Sheffey's literate and often witty writings demonstrate his ardor for battle, his love of his home state of Virginia, and his passion in waging a most arduous and suspenseful campaign: to win Josephine Spiller of Wytheville, Virginia, as his wife. Edited by James I. Robertson, Jr., Sheffey's letters are the first published correspondence by a member of the 8th Virginia Cavalry. They reflect the ever-present dangers of war and a soldier's poignant attempts to assuage a woman's fears of committing to a man enmeshed far from home in the dire struggle for the Confederacy."--Jacket
General A.P. Hill : the story of a Confederate warrior by James I Robertson( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was known as Little Powell, and at West Point was a classmate of such future Civil War generals as Jackson, McClellan, and Burnside. He rose to command a corps in the famous Army of Northern Virginia and was a central figure in virtually every major engagement in the vital eastern theater. He possessed what a fellow soldier called "an unquenchable thirst for battle." His "Light Division" was the largest and became the most famous division in all the Confederate armies. Hill spearheaded Lee 's counteroffensive against McClellan in the Peninsular Campaign. He was also at Mechanicsville and Gaines's Mill, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Antietam (his savage flank attack in midafternoon remains one of the most dramatic events in American military history), Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station (the most stunning defeat of his career), the Wilderness, Cold Harbor--and, of course, he became "the abiding strength and dependence of Lee's army" in the siege of Petersburg. Yet in the years since this hero of the Confederacy has remained relatively obscure. Based upon years of research, a previously undiscovered cache of Hill's papers, and never-published letters and memoirs by men who fought under him, this biography by a distinguished scholar at last restores to history the dauntless Light Division commander who, "as much as anyone, symbolized the Southern Confederacy: its enthusiasm, its pride, its incongruity, its sacrifice." A.P. Hill was killed in the last moments of the war by a Federal soldier whose surrender he had just demanded.--From dust jacket
Soldiers Blue and Gray by James I Robertson( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War sites in Virginia : a tour guide by James I Robertson( )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War books : a critical bibliography by Allan Nevins( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The major objective of this work was to analyze those volumes familiar and unfamiliar, general or limited, indispensable or useless, for the benefit of anyone delving into the literature of the Civil War."--Pref
"Civil war!" : America becomes one nation by James I Robertson( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the causes, major battles, military leaders, and effects of the American Civil War
Four years with General Lee by Walter Herron Taylor( Book )

12 editions published between 1878 and 1996 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BCR's Shelf2Life American Civil War Collection is a unique and exciting collection of pre-1923 titles focusing on the American Civil War and the people and events surrounding it. From memoirs and biographies of notable military figures to firsthand accoun
The untold Civil War : exploring the human side of war by James I Robertson( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs, illustrations, and text describe lesser-known aspects of the American Civil War, discussing the significance of access to fresh water during the battle at Gettysburg, how the need to spread news about the dead and wounded gave rise to the US Postal Service, the introduction of "standard time," pre-sized clothing, canned goods, and more
The Stonewall Brigade by James I Robertson( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost as legendary as the immortal Stonewall Jackson himself was the brigade that shared his name--and for good reason. These men from out of the Valley of Virginia, in the bloody baptism of First Manassas, had stood like a stone wall. They would be given other names: "Jackson's foot cavalry," "Jackson's mules," and they would achieve a fame second to that of no other unit in the Confederate Army. Here, seen through the eyes of the men themselves, is the story of Virginia's famed Stonewall Brigade. Most Civil War accounts treat of battles and armies. The focus of this exciting account is sharper, narrower: the basic unit of attack of one of those armies. They were rough fighters, these men of Stonewall Jackson. Eventually they earned a reputation for invincibility accepted by North and South alike. Confederate troops seemed to grow in confidence if they knew the Stonewall Brigade was charging in an assault with them. Federal soldiers came to feel that the brigade possessed some super human power, a quality which they attributed to the unpredictable and mysterious Jackson. There were some 2,600 men serving in the unit at the start of the war. At Appomattox--thirty-nine engagements later--only 210 remained, none above the rank of captain. But these men had written their names upon the pages of history. In The Stonewall Brigade the author, a brilliant young scholar of the Civil War, has given equal billing with the legendary Jackson to such soldiers as Lieutenant David Barton, Captain Kyd Douglas, and Private John Casler. He has attempted to capture the camp life, the marches, the personal experiences in battle, rather than concentrate on the areas that have been most frequently covered by other historians. The result is a vivid and often moving account of courage and cowardice, triumph and heartbreak--and endurance perhaps without parallel."--Dust jacket
Robert E. Lee : Virginian soldier, American citizen by James I Robertson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides young adult readers with a comprehensive look at the life and accomplishments of this famous Confederate General of the Civil War, enhanced with period photos, illustrations, and source notes
Virginia at war, 1865( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By January 1865, most of Virginia's schools were closed, many newspapers had ceased publication, businesses suffered, and food was scarce. Having endured major defeats on their home soil and the loss of much of the state's territory to the Union army, Virginia's Confederate soldiers began to desert at higher rates than at any other time in the war, returning home to provide their families with whatever assistance they could muster. It was a dark year for Virginia. Virginia at War, 1865 closely examines the end of the Civil War in the Old Dominion, delivering a striking depiction of a state ravaged by violence and destruction. In the final volume of the Virginia at War series, editors William C. Davis and James I. Robertson Jr. have once again assembled an impressive collection of essays covering topics that include land operations, women and families, wartime economy, music and entertainment, the demobilization of Lee's army, and the war's aftermath. The volume ends with the final installment of Judith Brockenbrough McGuire's popular and important Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War. Like the previous four volumes in the series, Virginia at War, 1865 provides valuable insights into the devastating effects of the war on citizens across the state
Hearts touched by fire : the best of Battles and leaders of the Civil War by Craig L Symonds( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of excerpts from the four-volume classic "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" features first-hand recollections by the Civil War's commanders and subordinates on both sides, with commentary by such leading scholars as James McPherson and Joan Waugh
The Civil War by James I Robertson( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good introductory booklet surveying the eleven most popular aspects of the 1861-1865 conflict
Standing like a stone wall : the life of General Thomas J. Jackson by James I Robertson( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the famous Civil War Confederate general, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Describes his childhood and the conditions that shaped his life. Emphasis is on his life and work during the Civil War
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Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legend
Virginia at war, 1861Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legendTenting tonight : the soldier's lifeVirginia at war, 1864Virginia at war, 1863Soldier of southwestern Virginia : the Civil War letters of Captain John Preston SheffeyGeneral A.P. Hill : the story of a Confederate warriorSoldiers Blue and Gray
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