With Lee in Virginia

G. A. HENTY (1832 - 1902)

Vincent Wingfield is the son of a wealthy Virginian planter. When the country goes to war, he enlists in the cavalry, and sees action under the various generals commanding the army in and near Virginia. He has several private adventures as well, including a personal enemy, prison escape, rescue of a young lady, spying expedition, and recovery of a stolen slave. He rises in rank in the Confederate army, and after the war is over, he marries and returns home to manage his mother's plantation.

Henty in this book gives an overview of the causes of the Civil War, and follows the battles and movements of the army in Virginia and the surrounding area. The issue of slavery is discussed several times from the viewpoint of an Englishman who detested the institution, but saw that most slaves on large plantations were well treated. While not an an exhaustive work, With Lee In Virginia covers the main generals (Lee, Jackson, Stuart, Grant, McClellan, Sherman, Pope, etc.) and the most important battles of the war in an interesting and instructive format. (Summary by Alayna May)

Genre(s): War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Ryan Cherrick
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Play 01 A Virginian Plantation Ryan Cherrick
00:31:43
Play 02 Buying a Slave Ryan Cherrick
00:32:51
Play 03 Aiding a Runaway Ryan Cherrick
00:31:13
Play 04 Safely Back Ryan Cherrick
00:24:11
Play 05 Secession Ryan Cherrick
00:26:50
Play 06 Bull Run Ryan Cherrick
00:36:24
Play 07 The Merrimac and the Monitor Ryan Cherrick
00:28:44
Play 08 McClellan's Advance Ryan Cherrick
00:28:15
Play 09 A Prisoner Khaghbboommm
00:28:39
Play 10 The Escape Khaghbboommm
00:30:55
Play 11 Fugitives Khaghbboommm
00:29:09
Play 12 The Bush-Whackers Khaghbboommm
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Play 13 Laid-Up Khaghbboommm
00:30:19
Play 14 Across the Border Khaghbboommm
00:33:17
Play 15 Fredericksburg Khaghbboommm
00:29:38
Play 16 The Search for Dinah Khaghbboommm
00:35:15
Play 17 Chancellorsville Khaghbboommm
00:41:14
Play 18 A Perilous Undertaking Khaghbboommm
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Play 19 Free Khaghbboommm
00:34:17
Play 20 The End of the Struggle Khaghbboommm
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