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3 edition of Civil war railroads. found in the catalog.

Civil war railroads.

George B. Abdill

Civil war railroads.

by George B. Abdill

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Published by Bonanza Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- United States -- History,
  • Railroads -- Confederate States of America,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Transportation

  • Edition Notes

    79584

    The Physical Object
    Pagination192p. :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23264018M
    LC Control Number61013110

      Civil War Books and Authors “This is a fantastic book about the railroads of the Civil War. It will bring joy and happiness to any person that has an interest in railroads. This is a definite ‘must have’ for every person interested in the American Civil War.”—Lone Star Book Review. From the PublisherAuthor: Michael Leavy. A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's 1/48th - (O) Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Fredericksburg line in , and other model railroad projects.

    Get this from a library! Civil War railroads.. [George B Abdill; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)] -- Pictorial and textual record of the part railroads played in the struggle. Civil War Railroads: A Pictorial Story of the War between the States, by Abdill, George B. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at .

    MY FIRST BOOK: Locomotives Up the Turnpike -- The Civil War Career of Quartermaster Captain Thomas R. Sharp, C. S. now available -- the story of the Haul of a dozen Baltimore & Ohio Railroad locomotives and over one hundred cars up the Virginia Turnpike, from Martinsburg to n Sharp established a major locomotive repair facility, acted as . [1] Angus James Johnston, II, Virginia Railroads in the Civil War (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, ), 1. [2] James A. Ward, That Man Haupt: A Biography of Herman Haupt (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, ), [3] John E. Clark, Jr., Railroads in the Civil War: The Impact of Management on Victory and Defeat (Baton Rouge: Louisiana .


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Civil war railroads by George B. Abdill Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book combines two of my greatest interest, Railroads and the Civil War. After many, many hours searching websites and trying to collect Civil War era railroad photos, I came across this book.

It was published back in the 60's, but Amazon connected me with someone willing to /5(11). Byrailroads are a major feature of the American landscape moving goods and passengers between towns.

The nation lacked a uniform integrated system but worked around breaks and different gauges. With the war, railroads become both a necessity and an objective.

This book looks at railroads and the Civil War/5(10). George B. Abdill's book "Civil War Railroads: A Pictorial Story of the War Between the States" was first published in and reprinted by University of Indiana Press in The book has black and white civil war period photographs of locomotives, bridges, and rail yards/5.

As William Thomas points out in his book, "The Iron Way: Railroads, The Civil War, And The Making Of Modern America," 75% of its lines had been constructed only in the s. The railroad may have still been a relatively new technology during the midth century but the need for heavier rail, reinforced bridges, and durable rights-of-way to.

Classic study of the railroads during the American Civil War, the first war to use them extensively. Covers railroad and non-railroad structures, US military railroads and locomotives, Northern and Southern locomotives, the Baltimore & Ohio's locomotives, passenger and freight cars, armored cars, military supply bases and camps, ordnance, and the facilities in/5.

Civil War Book List By THE NEW YORK TIMES. Far more books have been written about the Civil War than about any other event in American history, and Lincoln’s stack of books towers over that of any other American figure.

Any recommended reading list therefore has to be highly selective and at least somewhat arbitrary. Prior to the Civil War in this country, railroads were a new and relatively untried invention.

However, during the rebellion, railroads came of age. They became both strategic resources, as well as a military targets, precisely because they were strategic resources. During the war, soldiers, material and food were routinely transported by rail.

The Strategic Place of Railroads in the Civil War George Edgar Turner New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, - First Edition, pps with Notes and Index This is a signed, stated first edition copy.

Early in the Civil War both the North and South were confronted with an entirely new problem in Rating: % positive. Although Railroads in the Civil War is a scholarly monograph, there are several efforts to widen the appeal of the book, as Clark seems intent upon relating his subject matter to modern sensibilities.

Self-interested antebellum railroad directors, for example, “encouraged behavior that would horrify observers of today’s supposedly modest. Read "Railroads in the Civil War The Impact of Management on Victory and Defeat" by John E.

Clark Jr. available from Rakuten Kobo. By the time of the Civil War, the railroads had advanced to allow the movement of large numbers of troops even though ra Brand: LSU Press.

'Civil War Railroads' by George B Abdill "The Civil War, like all others, was not all gunfire and panic. It was supply and transport, trains and trouble on the line, men in Blue and Gray fighting against almost unbelievable odds with lumbering, woodburning engines.

Records Relating to the U.S. Military Railroads During the Civil War SummerVol. 43, No. 2 By David A.

Pfeiffer Enlarge As General McCallum s assistant, Herman Haupt preferred being out in the field, and he worked magic in reconstructing bridges and keeping the trains running on time. (B) Herman Haupt was not to be stopped.

He was an. By the time of the Civil War, the railroads had advanced to allow the movement of large numbers of troops even though railways had not yet matured into a truly integrated transportation system. Gaps between lines, incompatible track gauges, and other vexing impediments remained in both the North and : John r.

This weekend is the annual meeting of the Civil War RR Historical Society. We will be meeting in Harpers Ferry this year. There is plenty to do in the area (a guy named Sharp provided a lot of entertainment). The main focus of the group is model railroading, but I inject history now and again.

This is based on a Yahoo group. The Civil War is the first war in which railroads were a major factor. The s had seen enormous growth in the railroad industry so that by22, miles of track had been laid in the Northern states and 9, miles in the South. This site explores the history of railroads, telegraphs, and technologies in the nineteenth century, especially the era of the Civil War.

It focuses on key episodes in American history: slavery, territorial expansion, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad, the Indian Wars, immigration. This site is the book web site for William G. Thomas' The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War.

Civil War Railroads - Pictorial Story of the Iron Horse thru by Geo. Abdill, big page hardback with jacket, © Many photos.

Many Seller Rating: % positive. Get this from a library. Civil War railroads. [George B Abdill] -- The Civil War was not all gunfire and panic. It was supply and transport, trains and trouble on the line, men in Blue and Gray fighting against unbelievable odds with lumbering, woodburning engines.

By the time of the Civil War, the railroads had advanced to allow the movement of large numbers of troops even though railways had not yet matured into a truly integrated transportation system.

Gaps between lines, incompatible track gauges, and other vexing impediments remained in both the North and South. As John E. Clark explains in this. The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from tofought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy).

The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black Date: Ap – April 9, (3 years, days). The American Civil War was the first in which large armies depended heavily on railroads to bring supplies.

For the Confederate States Army, the system was fragile and was designed for short hauls of cotton to the nearest river or ocean the war, new parts were hard to obtain, and the system deteriorated from overuse, lack of maintenance, and systematic destruction by .Time has been very good to Thomas Weber's Northern Railroads in the Civil War, First published by Columbia University Press init has been out of print since the s, but never out of demand.

It has emerged as the premier account of the impact of the railroads on the American Civil War and vice versa. Not only did the railroads materially help the north to. I strongly recommend George Abdill's book on railroads of the civil war, which uses actual civil war era photos.

There was no one make or type ofgiven that the military was ordering up its own but also commandeered locomotives from the railroads.