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A young Virginia boatman navigates the Civil War : the journals of George Randolph Wood / compiled and edited by Will Molineux with research assistance from Theresa Hammond ; introductory essay by Scott Nelson.

Author/Creator:
Wood, George Randolph, 1847-1920.
Publication:
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press : In association with the Port Hampton History Foundation, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xxxvi, 182 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
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Subjects:
Wood, George Randolph, 1847-1920 -- Diaries.
Boaters (Persons) -- Virginia -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Riverine operations -- Sources.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Riverine operations -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Transportation -- Sources.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Transportation -- Sources.
James River (Va.) -- History, Military -- 19th century -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.
Summary:
George Randolph Wood filled several journal books with personal remembrances of life in nineteenth-century Hampton, Virginia, particularly of his experiences aboard river and canal boats transporting supplies for Confederate troops along the James River during the Civil War. Wood wrote about his experience because he thought it might interest his family, but his writing is of interest to a more general audience because of the scarcity of information about those who worked on river boats and supply barges during the war. His writing lacks the sentimentality often found in reminiscences, and his terse, non-flowery style is interspersed with wit and honest observations of wartime spent on the James River, its tributaries, and the canal above Richmond. --from publisher description
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-168) and index.
"Published for the Library at the Mariner's Museum."
Contributor:
Molineux, Will.
Hammond, Theresa.
Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.). Library.
ISBN:
9780813929033 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813929032 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
456977600