Author: Eric J. Wittenberg
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Just before dawn on June 9, 1863, Union soldiers materialized from a thick fog near the banks of Virginia's Rappahannock River to ambush sleeping Confederates. The ensuing struggle, which lasted throughout the day, was to be known as the Battle of Brandy Station--the largest cavalry battle ever fought on North American soil. Meticulously captured by historian Eric J. Wittenberg, these events marked a major turning point in the Civil War: the waning era of Confederate cavalry dominance in the East gave way to a confident and powerful Union mounted arm. This fascinating volume features a GPS guided tour of the battlefield with illustrations and maps by master cartographer Steven Stanley.
Launch of South Outlet Life Boat The lifeboat station at Sunderland dates back to 1800. Sixtyfive years later it was taken over by the RNLI who provided a ...
Author: Paul Chrystal
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Lifeboat Stations of North East England have changed and developed over the last century