Friendly Fire In The Civil War: More Than 100 True Stories of Comrade Killing Comrade

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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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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558537361
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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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Table of Contents

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