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by Webb Garrison

The Unknown Civil War download ebook
ISBN:
1581821220
ISBN13:
978-1581821222
Author:
Webb Garrison
Publisher:
Cumberland House; First Edition edition (November 1, 2000)
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Pages:
320 pages
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1834 kb
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1314 kb
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Americas
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Rating:
4.5

The Unknown Civil War book. Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College, wrote more than 55 books.

The Unknown Civil War book. In the 135 years that have passed since the Civil War, almost. Before his death in 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Books by Webb Garrison.

No war was as intense and chaotic as the American Civil War. Author Webb Garrison has brought together Jackson's story and 150 other instances of friendly fire in this unique book that strips away the romanticism of the Civil War. night setting in, it was difficult to distinguish friend. night setting in, it was difficult to distinguish friend from foe. Several of our own command were killed by our own friends.

John Gilleland had an idea he was sure would bring a quick end to the war?a double-barreled cannon.

As a member of the elite Mitchell Thunderbolts, Pvt. John Gilleland had an idea he was sure would bring a quick end to the war?a double-barreled cannon. Legend has it that in its sole test firing, balls whizzed around in erratic fashion and killed three Thunderbolts.

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Civil War Curiosities uncovers those unusual persons, attitudes, and events that take you beyond a textbook . by Garrison, Webb B. Paperback.

Civil War Curiosities uncovers those unusual persons, attitudes, and events that take you beyond a textbook understanding of the Civil War. Read full description. See details and exclusions .

Author Webb Garrison has brought together Jackson's story and 150 other instances of friendly fire in this unique book that strips away the romanticism of the Civil War. " night setting in, it was difficult to distinguish friend from foe. Several of our own command were killed by our ow. . Ambrose Wright at Malvern Hill. I thought it better to kill a Union man or two than to lose the effect of my moral suasion. Union Officer Louis M. Goldsborough. Whilst in this position my regiment was shelled by our own artillery.

Civil War buffs, be warned: Webb Garrison’s Curiosities of the Civil War may catch you off guard. Packed with obscurities and bizarre anecdotes, it spills over with specifics you’ve likely never heard. This nuanced perspective on the war provides a glimpse beyond the bloody battles, casualties, and political conflict.

The book is made for hard core Civil War buffs, history fans, and other interested parties. And there's questions to keep you engaged for hours, whether you call this tragic conflict the Civil War, War Between the States, or War for Southern Independence. Answers: 1)-Their 90-day enlistments were up; 2)-about 6,800; 3)-Stonewall Jackson; 4)-14,000 free DC blacks vs. 3,000 slaves.

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In the 135 years that have passed since the Civil War, almost every significant event has been discussed, detailed, or described in one way or another. Indeed, so much has been written that very little of what happened remains unknown. Many unusual stories are attached to the people and events of the Civil War. This is a collection of stories that still raise questions today, revealing subtle ironies and neglected insights about the war.

However, many odd, peculiar, and unusual stories attached themselves to the people and events of the war. The Unknown Civil War is a collection of such stories, many of them about fascinating, little-known aspects of larger stories that have been ignored in the rush to stake out new scholarly insights about the war. The result is a genuine human-interest book about the war that does not ignore the political and military aspects but highlights a wealth of interesting facts that make for entertaining reading:

How Abraham Lincoln prevented Maryland from seceding from the Union by sending Ben Butler into Baltimore to arrest pro-Southern legislators before they could vote. Draft dodgers shooting off toes or cutting off trigger fingers to avoid combat. Seamstress Elizabeth Keckly, who worked for both Varina Davis, wife of the future Confederate President, and Mary Todd Lincoln. Pro-slavery Unionist Parson Brownlow of Tennessee, one of many who adopted the slogan "The Union and Slavery." Union soldiers mistakenly bombarded by their own warships because army and naval signalmen were not taught the same code "language." A Union officer who ordered a slave hanged for not finding a safe passage across a rain-swollen river. The story behind the first battlefield reconnaissance photographs taken from the air. A cold-blooded killer who later won a Medal of Honor. The role of "life closers," men who marched behind the infantry lines and whose job was to shoot any man who quit when he was supposed to be on the move.
Reviews:
  • Browelali
This book is a compilation of research about strange facts concerning people, places and things during the Civil War. There is no depth or organization to the short articles. Reminds me of a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" middle school fun fact book. I grew tired of trying to read the eclectic collection of stories.
  • Alsantrius
An easy to read and at times a thought provoking book filled with Civil War -- and prior -- historical tidbits.

Civil War personages some very well-known some not at all pop up in a lively parade.

Interesting if at times not very important facts surface throughout. For instance, why did Lincoln grow his beard, a very late in life incident, and why? Did Lincoln really think his mother was the illegitimate child of Thomas Jefferson? How did he try to find out?

Also stories of conditions of wartime prisons, scores of battles that slaughtered thousands of mere boys time and time again and the vanity and foolishness of grown men are chronicled in the book.

A good bedtime reader.