Books by Chester G. Hearn

Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Hearn's lively narrative recreates this extraordinary experience from letters and memoirs, providing a powerful reminder that war is hell for civilians as well as soldiers. (illustrations, not seen; maps)"
A vivid rendering of the experience of the inhabitants of Harpers Ferry, after abolitionist John Brown's 1859 raid on the US armory and gun factory there hastened the coming of the Civil Way. Read full book review >
THE CAPTURE OF NEW ORLEANS, 1862 by Chester G. Hearn
Released: July 1, 1995

"Aside from its appeal to Civil War buffs, local history of predominantly regional interest. (illustrations, not seen) (History Book Club selection)"
A scholarly, blow-by-blow account of the naval battle for New Orleans, a little-known but pivotal Union victory early in the Civil War. Read full book review >