Battlefield: Farming a Civil War Battleground

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With a new Introduction by the Author A finalist for the National Book Award, Battlefield chronicles the author's experiences building a farmhouse on a forty-acre site near Harrisonburg, Virginia, which years before had been the site of the Civil War "Battle of Cross Keys." While reviving his long-neglected farmland, he unearths spent cartridges and artillery shells, and meditates on how best to commemorate the men who fell in battle on his forty acres.

Battlefield: Farming a Civil War Battleground 2000, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801864476

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