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Robertson, James I.

Overview
Works: 156 works in 425 publications in 1 language and 29,421 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: E468, B
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Most widely held works by James I Robertson
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 1,965 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 This eagerly awaited biography is based on years of research into little-known manuscripts, unpublished letters, newspapers, and other primary sources.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 1,952 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
General A.P. Hill : the story of a Confederate warrior by James I Robertson( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,263 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
Civil War books : a critical bibliography by Allan Nevins( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 1,148 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
Soldiers Blue and Gray by James I Robertson( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civil war!" : America becomes one nation by James I Robertson( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 935 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 )

11 editions published between 1878 and 1996 in English and held by 854 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 Stonewall Brigade by James I Robertson( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history paints a colorful portrait of the men who served their beloved commander Stonewall Jackson
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 735 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
Robert E. Lee : Virginian soldier, American citizen by James I Robertson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 714 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
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 630 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
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 601 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
The Civil War by James I Robertson( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War; Notes on Military Campaigns; 1861; 1862 in the East; 1862 in the West; 1863 in the East; 1863 in the West; 1864 in the East; 1864 in the West; 1865 in the East; 1865 in the West; Notes on the Navies; The Hereitage of a Civil War
Civil War sites in Virginia : a tour guide by James I Robertson( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia at war, 1861 by William C Davis( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 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
Virginia at war, 1862 by Virginia Center for Civil War Studies( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land operations in Virginia in 1862 / John S. Salmon -- Virginia's industry and the conduct of war in 1862 / Harold S. Wilson -- Virginia's civilians at war in 1862 / John G. Selby -- The trials of military occupation / Thomas P. Lowry -- Richmond, the Confederate hospital city / David J. Coles -- Virginians see their war / Harold Holzer -- Virginia's troubled interior / Brian Steel Wills -- Lee rebuilds his army / Dennis E. Frye -- Diary of a Southern refugee during the war, January-July 1862 / Judith Brockenbrough McGuire ; edited by James I. Robertson, Jr
Soldier of southwestern Virginia : the Civil War letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey by John Preston Sheffey( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 237 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
Virginia at war, 1863 by William Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 203 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
Virginia at war, 1864 by William C Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 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, 1865( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 167 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
 
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Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legend
Alternative Names
James I. Robertson

James I. Robertson, Jr. Amerikaans historicus

Robertson, James

Robertson, James I.

Robertson, James I. Jr. 1930-

Robertson, James Irvin 1930-

Robertson, James Irvin Jr. 1930-

Robertson, James (James I.)

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Tenting tonight : the soldier's lifeGeneral A.P. Hill : the story of a Confederate warriorSoldiers Blue and Gray"Civil war!" : America becomes one nationFour years with General LeeThe Stonewall BrigadeThe untold Civil War : exploring the human side of warRobert E. Lee : Virginian soldier, American citizen