Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The L&N RR in the Civil War
There have been several general works of quality about Civil War railroads, as well as book length looks at specific companies. I've never read Summers's older The Baltimore and Ohio in the Civil War, but a pair of recent works about the Charleston & Hamburg and Charleston & Savannah railroads are well worth a reader's time. Next February, we'll see a new history of military events along the Louisville & Nashville by author Dan Lee titled The L&N Railroad in the Civil War: A Vital North-South Link and the Struggle to Control It. According to the book description, it will also scrutinize the wartime relationship between government and influential private enterprise.