""This manuscript breathes life into history by focusing on the struggle of Virginians to survive in the time of defeat, hunger, and deprivation in the closing months of the Civil War."--James A. Ramage, author of Gray Ghost: The Life of Col. John Singleton Mosby" --
""There is no other state series like this one on teh Old Dominion. It is unlikely to have a rival. One hopes that anyone interested in the Civil War, the South, or Virginia... will read this engrossing volume."--The Civil War Monitor" --
""This is a fine contribution to the literature on how the war affected what was arguably the Confederacy's most influential state."--America's Civil War" --
"All in all, for coverage by qualified authors of such important topics in essay format, this is an excellent volume and companion, this reviewer is sure, to the others in this series and is recommended to the readership. One cannot and should not expect any less from Messrs. Davis and Robertson. -- The Journal of America's Military Past" -- Stuart McClung, The Journal of America's Military Past
William C. Davis, professor of history and director of programs at Virginia Tech's Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, is the author of Lincoln's Men: How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.
James I. Robertson Jr., Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, is the author of Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.