Civil War Curiosities Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences

ISBN-10: 155853315X
ISBN-13: 9781558533158
Edition: 2000
Authors: Webb B. Garrison
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Description: This fascinating collection explores the unusual and often bizarre persons,attitudes, and events of the Civil War. Illustrated and indexed.

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List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 10/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

This fascinating collection explores the unusual and often bizarre persons,attitudes, and events of the Civil War. Illustrated and indexed.

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.

Every Aspect of the War Produced Its Own Crop of Curiosities
Memorable Players in the Nation's Greatest Drama
Lincoln and Davis Started Out Less Than One Hundred Miles Apart
Famous--Or Soon to Be
Never Say Die
Supporting Members of the Cast
Many Wives Did More Than Knit Socks
Clergymen "Fought Like Hell"
The Role of Hostages in the Struggle for Supremacy
Horses Kept the War Alive
Civil War Critters
No Two Military Events Were Identical
In the Heat of Battle
Black Soldiers Fell Short of Equality
Sights and Sounds of Combat
"The War Is to Be Illuminated by Burning Cities and Villages"
Outmoded Weapons Made "Sitting Ducks" of Many Users
Strange New Weapons
Officers Were of Many Varieties, But Only One Color
Ships, Seas, and Rivers
"Rally Round the Flag, Boys!"
Analysis, Prediction, and Wishful Thinking
Providence, Fate, or Chance?
Time Doesn't Always Fly
Of Life and Death
Eye of the Beholder
No One Called Lincoln Handsome
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous
War Makers as Appraised by Their Contemporaries
Beyond the Headlines
Atrocity, War Fever, or Journalistic Hype?
"Silent Battles" Defy Explanation
Abolition of Slavery Not the Union Goal in 1861
Conclusion
Selected Bibliography
Index

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