By January 1865, most of Virginia’s schools were closed, many newspapers had ceased publication, businesses suffered, and food was scarce.
The fourth book in the Virginia at War series casts a special light on vital home front matters in Virginia during 1864.
Between the epic battles of 1862 and the grueling and violent military campaigns that would follow, the year 1863 was oddly quiet for the Confederate state of Virginia.
As the Civil War entered its first full calendar year for the Old Dominion, Virginians began to experience the full ramifications of the conflict.
Although nine of the former British colonies joined the United States before Virginia, the fate of the new republic depended heavily on the Commonwealth.