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Title:
Friendly fire in the Civil War : more than 100 true stories of comrade killing comrade
Author:
Garrison, Webb, 1919-2000.
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Publication Information:
Nashville, Tenn. : Rutledge Hill Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
viii, 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781558537149

9781558537361
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Book

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Summary

Garrison (former dean, Emory U., and president of McKendree College) presents about 100 true stories of friendly fire (i.e. comrades killing comrades) in the Civil War. Revealing causes such as mistaken uniforms, unknown passwords, defective ammunition, and deliberate fire upon comrades, he strips away the romanticism of the Civil War through stories of deadly incidents that occurred before the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1891 and continued through the end of the war and the capture of the Confederacy's fugitive president, Jefferson Davis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Author Notes

Webb Garrison is a former university dean & college president who has spent a lifetime collecting & chronicling Civil War imagery & documentation. He has written more than 1,000 articles for magazines, & over 65 books - of which the most popular are on the Civil War; their cumulative sales are approaching one million copies. He is a frequent speaker on this subject for radio talk shows & national TV programs. Webb Garrison lives in North Carolina.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Part I Fire from the Rear
1 A Volley in the Dark - Fairfax Court House, Virginia, June 1-2, 1816p. 3
2 Watchwords and Armbands - Two Virginia Churches Called Bethel, June 10, 1861p. 9
3 "Greener than Grass" - Blackburn's Ford, Virginia, July 18, 1861p. 17
4 "Utter Madness" - Bull Run, aka First Manassas, July 21, 1861p. 21
5 Incommunicado - Fort Clark, North Carolina, August 28, 1861p. 27
6 Friendly Fire from Two Directions - Glasgow, Missouri, September 18, 1861p. 32
7 At Least Thirty-Four Casualties - Munson's Hill, September 29-30, 1861p. 36
8 Melee in the Dark - Santa Rosa Island, Florida, October 9, 1861p. 41
9 "A Most Murderous Fire" - Hampton Roads, Virginia, March 8, 1862p. 46
10 Nodine Retired in Haste - Pea Ridge, Arkansas, March 6-8, 1862p. 53
11 Eternal Peace ... for 3,500 - Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6-7, 1862p. 59
12 Lincoln under Fire-- Sewell's Point, Virginia, May 8, 1862p. 66
13 Death from the River-- Secessionville, South Carolina, June 16, 1862p. 71
14 "For God's Sake, Stop!"-- Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862p. 76
15 Six Times in One Day-- Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 5, 1862p. 83
16 Cover-Up-- South Mountain, Maryland, September 14, 1862p. 88
17 Record Maker-- Antietam, aka Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862p. 93
Part II Brief Bites
18 Twenty-Five Misadventures--1861-1862p. 101
19 Friends Keep Killing Friends--1863p. 119
20 Will It Ever Stop?--1864-1865p. 134
Part III Weighty Missiles
21 Deadly Mortars-- Port Hudson, Louisiana, March 14, 1863p. 149
22 Mighty Stonewall-- Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 2, 1863p. 154
23 Hotchkiss Shells-- Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 22, 1863p. 161
24 Warhorse Down-- The Wilderness, May 5-7, 1864p. 166
25 "Fire Gun Number One!"-- The Wilderness, May 6, 1864p. 172
26 Fifty Officers, Fifty Days-- Charleston, South Carolina, June 12-August 3, 1864p. 177
27 Two Acres of Hell-- The Crater, Petersburg, Virginia, July 30, 1864p. 185
28 "The Immortal 600"-- Morris Island, South Carolina, September 7-October 20, 1864p. 193
Conclusion, "Victory Is the Name of the Game"p. 201
Notesp. 203
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 219

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