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Rebellion Road by Joe Ryan
Rebellion Road

Rebellion and revolution, freedom and bondage, sovereignty and subjugation: these are the competing human conditions that fill the scenes in the nove. The story---true to the material facts of history---begins as Abraham Lincoln takes possession of the Presidential Chair and tricks the Confederate Government into bombarding Fort Sumter

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Video Battlewalks

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150 Years Ago - Civil War Sesquicentennial

 
What Happened in the Civil War
  November 1860 Abraham Lincoln is Elected by the Northern States
  December 1860 President James Buchanan - State of the Union Address
  January 1861 The Situation in Charleston Harbor
  February 1861 The Confederate Government Is Formed
  March 1861 President Lincoln's Inauguration Day
  April 1861 Lincoln Dupes the Confederates to fire on Sumter
  May 1861 Lincoln builds an army and invades Virginia
  June 1861 Virginia Defends Herself
  July 1861 Lincoln Forces a Battle
  August 1861 Lincoln and Davis Choose Their Generals
  September 1861 Both sides give a little
  October 1861 McClellan Pushes Scott Out the Door
  November 1861 Lincoln Dances With The Great Powers
  December 1861 Lincoln and McClellan Begin Their Struggle
  January 1862 McClellan Confounds the Politicians
  February 1862 Grant Breaks the Kentucky Line
  March 1862 Congress Plans Freedom for the Slaves
  April 1862 The Origin And Object Of The War
  May 1862 Charles Sumner Wins The Argument
  June 1862 The Senate Sticks To The Constitution
 
 

What Caused The American Civil War?

Kids Zone - What Caused The Civil War?

 

The Object and Cause of the Civil War Part 1

The Object and Cause of the Civil War Part 2

 

What's War Good For?

 

General Lee and the Drummer Boy "Why Do The Men Fight"

   

General Robert E. Lee

  
 

General Lee and John Brown 1859
General Lee With the Comanches in Texas
The Lee Family Slaves
General Robert E. Lee Service Record
General Lee Feints at Great Run
The Internment of General Lee at Arlington

 
   

Battles: Gettysburg

  
 

Concentration at Gettysburg
The Gettysburg Letterbook
The Army of Northern Virginia Moves on Gettysburg
Relative Army Concentrations June 28, 1863 till noon July 1, 1863
Gettysburg First Day
General J.E.B. Stuart's Ride around Hooker
Brown’s Recollection of June 30, July 1 1863

 
   

Battles: Second Manassas

  
 

The Battle of Second Manassas

 
   

Battles:  The Seven Days

  
 

The Seven Days Battles
General George McClellan Retreat from The Seven Days Battles Map

 
   

Sharpsburg Campaign

  
 

Special Order 191: Ruse Of War

 
 

Special Order 191:Position Paper

 
 

Who Wrote The Lost Order?

 
 

Sharpsburg Campaign Photo Album

 
 

Sectors of General Lee's Operations Topography

 
 

General Lee Staff Officers 1862

 
   
   

Additional Articles

  
 

Grant's Vicksburg Campaign

 
   
 

Abraham Lincoln Speech

 
   
 

The Buried Fact in the Record: Lincoln Instigated the War

 
   
 

General George McClellan at Yorktown

 
   
 

General David Twiggs In Texas

 
   
 

Location of Hinson's Mill

 
   
 

James Buchanan and Fort Sumter: 1860

 
   
 

Stonewall Jackson and Nathaniel Banks Cedar Mountain 1862

 
   
 

John Brown Attack

 
   
 

The NAACP Pulls Down The Rebel Flag

 
  
 

The Nature of American Citizenship

 
  
 

Nature of the Union Prigg v Pennsylvania

 
  
 

Understanding General John Fremont

 
  

Battlefield Travel

 
 

Hinsons Mill

 
 

McCoys Ford

 
 

Bivouac of Stuart’s Cavalry "The Bowers" Oct. 1862

 
   

Video Logs

  

Civil War Campaigns: Video Introduction



 

Union Invasion of Virginia 1862

 
 

Bull Run Battlewalk

 
 

Antietam Battle Walk: Lee's Lost Order

 
 

Gettysburg Battlewalk: Approaches to Gettysburg

 
 

Gettysburg The Second Day

 
 

The Lost Order Documents in a Nutshell

 
 

The Bowers video  

 
 

Second Manassas

 
   
   

Book Reviews

  
 

Flames Beyond Gettysburg by Scott L. Mingus, Sr.

 
   


Joe Ryan

Comments and Questions to the Author
About the author:
Joe Ryan is a Los Angeles trial lawyer who has traveled the route of the Army of Northern Virginia, from Richmond to Gettysburg, several times.
 
  
 


 

Rebellion Road

 
Rebellion Road by Joe Ryan


REBELLION ROAD

A Novel
Joe Ryan

Rebellion and revolution, freedom and bondage, sovereignty and subjugation: these are the competing human conditions that fill the scenes in the novel Joe Ryan has written about the American Civil War. The story—true to the material facts of history—begins as Abraham Lincoln takes possession of the Presidential Chair, tricks the Confederate Government into bombarding Fort Sumter, and seizes upon the power of the Union to come within a hair's breath of knocking Virginia quickly out of the war, only to be thwarted at the last possible moment by the sudden appearance in the field of General Lee. The story then gives the reader the amazing chronicle of Lee's army that follows: Lee maneuvering three Union armies out of Virginia, marching in the process from the Chickahominy to the Potomac, and, then, risking his exhausted army's annihilation, he maneuvers McClellan into fighting the Battle of Antietam on Constitution Day—inducing Lincoln, who now sees the long slog of horror that lies ahead, to throw down his last card.

Joe Ryan, a Los Angeles trial lawyer, has written extensively about Lincoln, Lee, and the Army of Northern Virginia; his writings are based upon a thorough investigation of the records of the Rebellion which exist in the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the Virginia State Library and the Southern Historical Collections of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Since 1980, Mr. Ryan has traveled over all the old roads that Lee's army walked on, from the Richmond battlefields, through Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley, to the field at Gettysburg.

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“The book opens well: we are right there with Lincoln, in his head, experiencing the wonderful details of his experience in a way that only can come from a confident, knowledgeable historian with the nerve of a fiction writer. And you do this over and over again in the book—and you don’t need me to list those scenes, because they are uniformly good and entertaining and well written.” (Michael Strong, Regal Literary)

 

“There is some really splendid writing to be found here. It is a superb piece of work. I will carry images evoked by the narrative in my memory for a long time to come. This is a far more complex and demanding book (because of the brilliant detail) than, say, The Killer Angels. It gives us a (if not the) pivotal state of the war in the East.” (James O’Shea Wade, Vice President, David McKay Co.), editor and publisher of The Killer Angels, in 1974

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