The Commonwealth of Virginia holds a prominent and distinguished place in American Civil War history. Home to the Confederacy’s capital city of Richmond, more major battles were fought in Virginia than in any other state. The commonwealth also produced some of the war’s most legendary and iconic figures, including Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, and J.E.B. Stuart. Images of American: Remembering Virginia’s Confederates explores the Confederate military and government service of a wide array of Virginia residents, ranging from the most prominent generals, politicians, and spies to little-known enlisted men. It also acknowledges their didication and sacrifice to a cause in which they strongly believed.
Sean M. Heuvel is a faculty member at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, where he teaches in the Department of Leadership and American Studies. He has spent several years researching Virginia’s Civil War history and has compiled over 200 rare images for this volume from such sources as museums, government archives, and private collections. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Richmond, Heuvel is also the author of Arcadia Publishing’s Christopher Newport University.