Placenames of the Civil War

Cities, Towns, Villages, Railroad Stations, Forts, Camps, Islands, Rivers, Creeks, Fords and Ferries

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About the Book

Despite the plethora of books about the Civil War, the origins of many of the placenames associated with the conflict remain a mystery. This gazetteer provides information on nearly 1600 sites, including not only locations of battles and skirmishes but also hospitals, prison camps, military academies, factories and navy yards, both North and South. Also listed are islands, rivers, creeks, fords, ferries and railroad stations, as well as many temporary fort and camp names. From Abbeville, Georgia, where Jefferson Davis stopped in May 1865 days before his capture near Irwinville, to Yorktown, Virginia, which was besieged by General George B. McClellan at the start of the Peninsula campaign, entries explain the origin of each placename and its wartime connections. An appendix listing town and city population figures from the 1860 census completes this informative supplement for Civil War scholars and enthusiasts.

About the Author(s)

Former reference librarian John D. Bennett lives in Leicester, England.

Bibliographic Details

John D. Bennett
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 192
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7009-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9078-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Introduction      3

THE PLACENAMES      7

Appendix 1: United States Census of 1860      169
Appendix 2: Towns by State      173
Bibliography      183

Book Reviews & Awards

“a must for American Civil War reference collections”—Midwest Book Review; “a treasure trove…an easy-to-use and fascinating-to-read little volume…valuable”—Blue & Gray Magazine; “very valuable”—The NYMAS Review; “gives information on the Civil War connections”—Reference & Research Book News.