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The L&N Railroad in the Civil War

Dan Lee

The L&N Railroad in the Civil War

a vital north-south link and the struggle to control it

by Dan Lee

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company,
  • United States,
  • Railroads and state,
  • Confederate States of America. Army,
  • History,
  • Politics and government,
  • Industrial mobilization,
  • Transportation,
  • Railroads,
  • Confederate States of America,
  • United States. Army

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDan Lee
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE491 .L48 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24792080M
    ISBN 109780786461578
    LC Control Number2010053628

    Prior to the Civil War in this country, railroads were a new and relatively untried invention. However, during the rebellion, railroads came of age. They became both strategic resources, as well as a military targets, precisely because they were strategic resources. The Civil War is the first war in which railroads were a major factor. The s had seen enormous growth in the railroad industry so that by , 22, miles of track had been laid in the Northern states and 9, miles in the South. The great rail centers in the South were Chattanooga, Atlanta, and most important, Richmond.

      The Louisville & Nashville Railroad was completed just as the first salvos of the Civil War erupted. As one of the few railroads linking the North and South, the L&N was valuable to both the Union and the Confederacy. Consequently, its route became a fiercely contested corridor of fire and. Fighting Irish in the American Civil War and the Invasion of Mexico. Add to Wishlist. Add to Wishlist. The L&N Railroad in the Civil War. Add to Wishlist. Add to Wishlist. Tennessee in the Civil War. Add to Wishlist. Book Categories. Popular Culture & Performing Arts; Sports; Military History.

    Cecilia author Dan Lee has published his second book, “The L&N Railroad in the Civil War: A Vital North-South Link and the Struggle to Control It.” The non-fiction book was published by McFarland and Company Inc. and recounts the military events along the L&N from through   As a matter of fact, all road power owned by the L&N prior to the Civil War was of this American or type, while the switchers were and The main stem of the L&N was completed between Louisville and Nashville in just in time to be utilized by the Union Army during the War Between the : Richard E. Prince.


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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Also of interest would have been an short look at the L&N's involvement in the centennial tour of "The General" of Great Locomotive Chase fame, as the former Western & Atlantic had come under L&N control.

Lee's book is a well-written volume which belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the Civil War in Kentucky, 19th century railroads, and /5(5). “Lee provides an accurate history of the railroad well written and easy to read”—Civil War News; “discusses the profiteering actions of the L&N’s owner, Lee Guthrie, and his ties to the Lincoln administration that led to lucrative contracts and special concessions question[s] the relative weights of patriotism and capitalist greed in some sectors of the war effort”—Reference.

Lee's book is a well-written volume which belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the Civil War in Kentucky, 19th century railroads, and of course is a must-have for /5(5). Aug 7, - Explore bjwadkins's board "L & N Railroad" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Railroad, Louisville, My old kentucky home pins. Dan Lee's new history of this line The L&N Railroad in the Civil War mostly deals with the military efforts of both sides to control or interdict the passage of troops and supplies down through Kentucky and into Tennessee.

The man at the center of L&N operations was its. The L&N Railroad in the Civil War will appeal to railroad historians and those interested in Civil War logistics. Guerrilla operations against the L&N are also covered for those interested in that portion of the fight.

This book joins a growing number of monographs focusing on specific railroads during the Civil War. The first track for the L&N Railroad was laid in and the first train ran in August of the same year.

The first passenger train going from Louisville to Nashville took place in During the Civil War the L&N was the Western theatre’s only north-south supply route. The railroad's growth at this time witnessed a flurry of activity in all different directions.

According to the book, "Limiteds, Locals, And Expresses In Indiana, " by author Craig Sanders, the L&N acquired its extension to St. Louis when it took over two separate components of the St.

Louis & Southeastern; in it purchased the road's Kentucky and Tennessee Divisions between. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad was completed just as the first salvos of the Civil War erupted. As one of the few railroads linking the North and South, the L&N was valuable to both the Union and the Confederacy.

Consequently, its route became a fiercely contested corridor of fire and blood. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad was completed just as the first salvos of the Civil War erupted.

As one of the few railroads linking the North and South, the L&N was valuable to both the Union and the Confederacy. Consequently, its route became a fiercely contested corridor of fire and : The Louisville & Nashville Railroad was completed just as the first salvos of the Civil War erupted.

As one of the few railroads linking the North and South, the L&N was valuable to both the Union and the Confederacy. Consequently, its route becam. Louisville in the American Civil War was a major stronghold of Union forces, which kept Kentucky firmly in the Union.

It was the center of planning, supplies, recruiting and transportation for numerous campaigns, especially in the Western the end of the war, Louisville had not been attacked once, although skirmishes and battles, including the battles of Perryville and Corydon, took.

The Louisville & Nashville Railroad was completed just as the first salvos of the Civil War erupted. As one of the few U.S. railroads linking the North and South, the L&N was valuable to both the Union and the Confederacy.

Consequently, its route became a fiercely contested corridor of fire and blood. When the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was founded init was the first major railroad in the west, and the only one headquartered in Kentucky.

In the twentieth century, the L&N grew into one of the nation's major rail systems, reaching from the Great Lakes to the Ohio River Valley and down to Florida and the Gulf Coast. Advertisement for Railroad Laborers The Civil War brought about massive change on Alabama's railroads.

The Memphis and Charleston (M&C) initially moved Confederate troops and supplies but was largely dismantled in and so that its rails and equipment could be used elsewhere in the South and to prevent their use by Union forces.

Metal detected on the L&N railroad. Didn't find much but should be a good place to hunt. 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.

[PDF] The L&N Railroad in the Civil War: A Vital North-South Link and the Struggle to Control. "This book examines the construction of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad through southwest Virginia in the s, before the Civil War began.

The building and operation of the railroad reoriented the economy of the region toward staple crops and slave labor. The L&N had miles of track in when the Civil War began.

The L&N served both the Union and the Confederacy at various times during the war. However after the Confederates were driven from Kentucky in earlythe Union used the L&N masterfully to “drive a steak in the heart of the Confederacy” from that point until the endFile Size: KB.LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 56 Map of the Southeast showing towns, forts, rivers, and state boundaries.

Railroad gauges are printed in color. Engraver's name appears below the map title and in the lower right margin. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

The L&N’s tracks were operational to Mitchellsville in the middle of November, which necessitated a long and slow wagon trip over the 40 miles from that point to Nashville. The railroad reopened all the way to the state capital on November 25; the arrival of a train from Louisville made the front page of the Nashville newspapers.