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Until the Morning Cometh: Civil War Era Pittsburgh James Wudarcyzk

Until the Morning Cometh: Civil War Era Pittsburgh

James Wudarcyzk

Published 2013
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342 pages
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 About the Book 

Despite the vast volume of literature dealing with the American Civil War, Pittsburgh’s role in the conflict has been largely overlooked. To help remedy this situation, local historian and author James Wudarczyk wrote this book as a testament of theMoreDespite the vast volume of literature dealing with the American Civil War, Pittsburgh’s role in the conflict has been largely overlooked. To help remedy this situation, local historian and author James Wudarczyk wrote this book as a testament of the city’s unique heritage from this era.The chapters explore the turbulent days immediately preceding the Civil War through Appomattox. The book variously examines the area’s first military training camp- Confederates in Pittsburgh- scandals- contributions of Pittsburghers- chronicles details of the inquests in the aftermath of the deadly Allegheny Arsenal explosion of 1862- and examines prejudice against Catholic nuns who volunteered their services as nurses.Wudarcyzk was inspired to write this book when he realized while leading walking tours of the Civil War era sites in his Lawrenceville neighborhood that most people were unaware of Pittsburgh’s rich contributions to that war effort.