Portals to Hell

Sandra V. Parker , Richmond's Civil War Prisons ( Lynchburg : H. E. Howard , 1990 ) , p . 3 , hereafter referred to as Parker , Richmond's Prisons ; New York Times , 20 Nov 1861 , p . 2 : 4 , which gave a final total of 1,500 captured .

Author: Lonnie R. Speer

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811703347

Category: History

Page: 410

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Examines the major prisons used during the Civil War, which held nearly 410,000 soldiers and caused the deaths of 56,000 men

Out of the Mouth of Hell

Sandra Parker , Richmond's Civil War Prisons , ( Lynchburg , VA : H. E. Howard , Inc. , 1990 ) , p . 17 . 3. Speer , Portals to Hell , p . 93 4. Richmond Dispatch , March 3 , 1895 ; C. McRae Selph , A.A.G. and inspector general , to Col ...

Author: Frances Harding Casstevens

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015060671552

Category: History

Page: 376

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"This work is divided into two sections--the Federal prisons and the Confederate prisons. The facilities have been organized alphabetically for easy reference. Facts about each prison include when it was established, type of facility, location, number and kind of prisoners held, known escapes, and other available data"--Provided by publisher.

Public Executions in Richmond Virginia

He turned “to the assembled negroes, who were laughing and carrying on as if witnessing a horse race or a circus,” and said that he did not know whether he was going to Heaven or Hell, but for sure, “before God,” he was innocent.

Author: Harry M. Ward

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786470839

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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"This book narrates the history of the executions--hangings, and during the Civil War also firing squads--that formed a large part of Richmond, Virginia's entertainment picture. Revulsion slowly mounted until the introduction of the electric chair. The history has a cast of unusual characters--the condemned, the crime victims, family members, and the executioners"--Provided by publisher.


McCabe was termed by Dr. John C. Metcalf " the outstanding Richmond poet and essayist of the war and postwar days . ... not a single member of the audience got up and left " in protest against nastiness that sends to hell . " Richmond ...

Author: Virginius Dabney

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813934303

Category: History

Page: 436

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Richmond: The Story of a City chronicles the growth of this historic community over nearly four centuries from its founding in the early 1700s by William Byrd II to its most recent urban and suburban developments. In this expanded edition Virginius Dabney updates his history by examining the developments in racial relations, cultural institutions, and downtown architecture that have taken place in Richmond over the past two decades.

Ed Walker Mysteries Double eBook 2 A Mother s Lies A Mother s Silence

"Oh you're the one that scared the hell of him!" laughed Bo. "Well I don't know about that but yeah I'm the one who talked to him." "He came back here after you talked to him and said to hell with Richmond and that girl, ...

Author: Mark Connolly

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304703194

Category: Fiction


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Ed gets a mysterious call to meet a nervous woman on a stormy night. She needs him to find something from her past. Perhaps it was better left buried in yesterday, because it has opened up a door that can't be closed again. "Misdirection, cover up, dirty deeds and deals. Keeps you guessing." DLF Review "Another fine Walker Mystery!" Reviews by Edgar A mother won't talk even after one of her children is killed. Walker has to try and break her down, while dealing with the murder of an old friend. "Another winner. Both somber and entertaining." DLF Review

Eight Hundred Paces to Hell

At the outbreak of the Civil War , Brigadier General John Henry Winder was asked by his close friend , President Jefferson Davis , to be the provost marshal of Richmond . His duties included the overall control of the military prisons ...

Author: John Worth Lynn

Publisher: Sergeant Kirklands Museum &

ISBN: WISC:89069294304

Category: History

Page: 377

View: 499


Dr. John W. Lynn's remarkable and thorough compilation and annotation brings to life the history, the horrors, and the dissolution of Andersonville Prison. Comprised primarily of hundreds of eye-witness accounts, this book emphasizes the struggles of those who survived their incarceration and of those who did not. Never before in Civil War literature has any book about Andersonville stressed the 'sickness' of this human stockyard from a medically-trained perspective. Union prisoners died in droves from neglect, malnutrition, disease, and pestilence, and other maladies described herein. Dr. Lynn portrays, in moving detail, the prisoners' perceptions of their 800 paces from the train depot to the gates of the prison as entering the depths of Hell. The lack of provisions, medical supplies, food and the werewithal to prepare it, had not only a horrible effect upon the inmates but it frustrated the efforts of some of the prison's officials as well. Told in first-hand accounts which are linked together thematically, and in chronological order, this painstakingly researched volume, complete with dramatic photographs, is a one-of-a-kind effort to document and to analyze the inception, duration, and closure of this Confederate-run prison.

What Price Honour

Richmond reddened. “Hell, I mean everything seems fine to me. The General is one of the good guys. He's a hero.” To hell with it. Richmond was right. What could possibly make a man like the General turn on the Alliance? “You're right.

Author: Mark E. Cooper

Publisher: Impulse Books UK

ISBN: 9781905380169

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Under attack, she'll stop at nothing to keep her crew alive. Nanotechnology was all that sustained humanity in their brutal war against the Merkiaari. The consequence was the creation of vipers, a regiment of cyborg super soldiers tasked with protecting the Alliance. When Gunnary Sergeant Gina Fuentez finds one of the fabled viper cyborgs in a terrorist camp during a mission, her squad comes under attack. Two members of her squad are dead, and she'll face the same fate if she can't escape the ensuring firefight. What Price Honour is the second book in Mark E. Cooper's Merkiaari Wars, a military sci-fi space opera. If you like Tom Clancy, Stephen King, and James Michener, then you'll love a series that combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, captivating, intergalactic adventure. Buy this book to continue the epic series today! Reading Order: 1. Hard Duty 2. What Price Honour 3. Operation Oracle 4. Operation Breakout 5. Incursion This is a science fiction book of first contact and alien invasion seen from both human and alien points of view. Expect to see space fleets battling and military themes. Military science fiction, alien invasion, first contact, space opera

Wicked Richmond

The scene of the disaster was described by survivors and witnesses as a “mouth of hell.” Richmonders feared that the event had been an act of God, a punishment for all of their sins and wicked ways. Everyone in the city questioned their ...

Author: Beth Brown

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614231837

Category: History

Page: 112

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Home to many of the nation's original founders and statesmen, Richmond has a history that runs as deep as America itself. Yet within these depths lies something darker. For despite its illustrious reputation, Richmond has a sordid streak. Venture through the city's colorful history of vice, intrigue and subterfuge with author Beth Brown as she traces the scandalous stories that pepper Richmond's past. From colonial founding to the Prohibition era and beyond, Wicked Richmond presents a comprehensive look at the city's murky history. Whether it's tales of Civil War espionage, Spanish pirates captured off the Virginia coast and brought to justice in Richmond, rumrunners peddling liquor during Prohibition or the misadventures of upper-crust colonial families, Wicked Richmond captures the spirit of debauchery that runs through this historic city's past.

Hell Hawks

The Hell Hawks would fight across Europe from well before D-Day until the surrender of Germany, and the saga of this particular combat group began when 2nd Lt. William L. Ward walked into the orderly room at headquarters in Richmond in ...

Author: Robert F. Dorr

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9781616739843

Category: History

Page: 336

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Hell Hawks sets a new standard for histories of the tactical anti-war in Europe. Veteran authors Bob Dorr and Tom Jones combine masterfully crafted veteran interviews with the broader picture of the air war fought by the Thunderbolt men. You gain a new appreciation of just how tough their deadly task was, and the courage needed to fly close air support against the Nazi fighters and flak. This outstanding book raises the bar on aviation history as it brings alive the true story of an aerial band of brothers." - Colonel Walter J. Boyne, National Aviation Hall of Famer, former director of the National Air & Space Museum, and best-selling author Hell Hawks!is the story of the band of young American fighter pilots, and their gritty, close-quarters fight against Hitlers vaunted military. The "Hell Hawks" were the men and machines of the 365th Fighter Group. Beginning just prior to D-Day, June 6, 1944, the groups young pilots (most were barely twenty years old and fresh from flight training in the United States) flew in close support of Eisenhowers ground forces as they advanced across France and into Germany. They flew the rugged, heavily armed P-47 Thunderbolt, aka the Jug. Living in tents amid the cold mud of their front-line airfields, the 365ths daily routine had much in common with that of the G.I.s they supported. Their war only stopped with the Nazi surrender on May 8, 1945. During their year in combat, the Hell Hawks paid a heavy price to win the victory. Sixty-nine pilots and airmen died in the fight across the continent. The Groups 1,241 combat missions -- the daily confrontation of sudden, violent death -- forged bonds between these men that remain strong sixty years later. This book will tell their story, the story of the Hell Hawks.

Richmond s Priests and Prophets

The moment, however, creates doubt, even as she spends the rest of the story convincing herself that she is not bound for hell, as Mary Grace suggested, for believing what she believes. O'Connor suggests that change came to Mrs. Turpin, ...

Author: Douglas E. Thompson

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817319175

Category: History

Page: 189

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Richmond’s Priests and Prophets examines Richmond, Virginia, during the 1940s and 1950s, exploring the ways in which white Christian leaders navigated the shifting legal and political battles around desegregation even as members of their congregations struggled with their own understanding of a segregated society. Douglas E. Thompson’s Richmond’s Priests and Prophets: Race, Religion, and Social Change in the Civil Rights Era presents a compelling study of religious leaders’ impact on the political progression of Richmond, Virginia, during the time of desegregation. Scrutinizing this city as an entry point into white Christians’ struggles with segregation during the 1950s, Thompson analyzes the internal tensions between ministers, the members of their churches, and an evolving world. In the mid-twentieth-century American South, white Christians were challenged repeatedly by new ideas and social criteria. Neighborhood demographics were shifting, public schools were beginning to integrate, and ministers’ influence was expanding. Although many pastors supported the transition into desegregated society, the social pressure to keep life divided along racial lines placed Richmond’s ministers on a collision course with forces inside their own congregations. Thompson reveals that, to navigate the ideals of Christianity within a complex historical setting, white religious leaders adopted priestly and prophetic roles. Moreover, the author argues that, until now, the historiography has not viewed white Christian churches with the nuance necessary to understand their diverse reactions to desegregation. His approach reveals the ways in which desegregationists attempted to change their communities’ minds, while also demonstrating why change came so slowly—highlighting the deeply emotional and intellectual dilemma of many southerners whose worldview was fundamentally structured by race and class hierarchies.