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Acknowledgments vii iNTRoDUCTioN. New Fields of Battle: Nature, Environmental History, and the Civil War 1 Brian Allen Drake oNE. Fateful Lightning: The Significance of Weather and Climate to Civil War History 16 Kenneth W. Noe TWo. “The Difficulties and Seductions of the Desert”: Landscapes of War in 1861 New Mexico 34 Megan Kate Nelson THREE. Yancey County Goes to War: A Case Study of People and Nature on Home Front and Battlefield, 1861–1865 52 Timothy Silver FoUR. “The Man Who Has Nothing to Lose”: Environmental impacts on Civil War Straggling in 1862 Virginia 67 Kathryn Shively Meier FiVE. Stumps in the Wilderness 96 Aaron Sachs Six. “The Strength of the Hills”: Representations of Appalachian Wilderness as Civil War Refuge 113 John C. Inscoe SEVEN. Nature as Friction: integrating Clausewitz into Environmental Histories of the Civil War 144 Lisa M. Brady EiGHT. War is Hell, So Have a Chew: The Persistence of Agroenvironmental ideas in the Civil War Piedmont 163 Drew A. Swanson CoNTENTS vi Contents NiNE. Reconstructing the Soil: Emancipation and the Roots of Chemical-Dependent Agriculture in America 191 Timothy Johnson TEN. Walking, Running, and Marching into an Environmental History of the Civil War 209 Mart A. Stewart EPiLoGUE. “Waving the Muddy Shirt” 225 Paul S. Sutter Contributors 237 index 241 ...


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