Friendly Fire in the Civil War: More Than 100 True Stories of Comrade Killing Comrade [NOOK Book]

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Through stories of defective ammunition, accidental shooting, inexperienced troops, and deliberate firings, this book is the first to identify when Yankee killed Yankee and Confederate killed Confederate. These tragic accounts strip away the romanticism of the Civil War.
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Friendly Fire in the Civil War: More Than 100 True Stories of Comrade Killing Comrade

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Overview

Through stories of defective ammunition, accidental shooting, inexperienced troops, and deliberate firings, this book is the first to identify when Yankee killed Yankee and Confederate killed Confederate. These tragic accounts strip away the romanticism of the Civil War.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418530686
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 230
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College,wrote more than 55 books, including Civil War Curiosities and Civil War Triviaand Fact Book. Before his deathin 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
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