Book Signing: Scott Mingus - Targeted Tracks: The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, 1861-1865

The Civil War was the first conflict in which railroads played a major role. Although much has been written about their role in general, little has been written about specific lines. The Cumberland Valley Railroad, for example, played an important strategic role by connecting Hagerstown, Maryland to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Its location enhanced its importance during some of the Civil War’s most critical campaigns. Despite the line’s significance to the Union war effort, its remarkable story remains little known. The publication of Targeted Tracks: The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, 1861-1865, by Scott L. Mingus Sr. and Cooper H. Wingert, rectifies that oversight.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Targeted Tracks: The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, 1861-1865 Cover Image
$34.60
ISBN: 9781611214611
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Published: Savas Beatie - May 23rd, 2019

The Civil War was the first conflict in which railroads played a major role. Although much has been written about their role in general, little has been written about specific lines. The Cumberland Valley Railroad, for example, played an important strategic role by connecting Hagerstown, Maryland to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.