An End To Innocence: Cheshire County Faces the Civil War
The Historical Society of Cheshire County is pleased to sponsor the publication of An End To Innocence: Cheshire County Faces the Civil War.
Cheshire County embraced Abraham Lincoln’s war more enthusiastically than most of the state, but currents of dissent divided even the towns along the Ashuelot River. Clearly many of those who gave the Lincoln administration their most vocal support strove to avoid the dangers and discomforts of the front lines, and their reluctance cost their communities dearly. As so often happens, the worst of the burden fell on the poor, the unfortunate, and the forgotten, while some of those later celebrated as he-roes had allowed others to earn their laurels for them. An End to Innocence combines fine research and writing and uses captivating primary sources to illustrate the experience of those on the Cheshire County home front and local men on the battlefield. Author William Marvel is a lifelong resident of South Conway, New Hampshire. He is a free-lance writer, specializing in historical fiction. He has been writing about nineteenth-century American history, especially Civil War history, for more than three decades. Among his previous 19 books are Mr. Lincoln Goes to War, A Place Called Appomattox, and the award winning Andersonville: The Last Depot