Of Men and Muskets: Stories of the Civil War

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Of Men and Muskets gives insight to the personalities of many of the most prominent Civil War leaders through the use of anecdotes and stories which show what made them laugh and what touched their hearts. It is important to show the human side of these great leaders in order that we may examine their characters. After reading only a few of the stories contained in this book, the reader will find that there was a touching simplicity in the humor and compassion of these historic figures. This same simplicity ...
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Overview

Of Men and Muskets gives insight to the personalities of many of the most prominent Civil War leaders through the use of anecdotes and stories which show what made them laugh and what touched their hearts. It is important to show the human side of these great leaders in order that we may examine their characters. After reading only a few of the stories contained in this book, the reader will find that there was a touching simplicity in the humor and compassion of these historic figures. This same simplicity serves to make these stories as entertaining today as they were more than 100 years ago. Scholar or novice, historian or buff, all can enjoy the stories contained herein. Discover a side of the Civil War legends with the anecdotes and tales not included in most history books. All of the stories contained in this book are true and are derived from documented sources. Care has been taken to use the facts and discard the fiction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572491052
  • Publisher: White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Series: Civil War Heritage Series
  • Pages: 70
  • Sales rank: 963,595
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Before the Fighting
Post of Duty 1
Southern Studies 2
Birthday Celebrations 2
The Worm Turns 2
Family Ties 2
A Diverse Personality 3
Using His Talents 3
His Better Half 4
Fair Warning 4
I'll Do My Duty 5
Stout of Heart 5
The More the Merrier 5
Stanton's Justice 6
What If? 7
War! The Nation Divides 7
Follow Us 7
The Gospel According to Pendleton 8
Who's the Boss? 8
What Do They Look Like? 8
Curious Cursing 9
Quartermistress 9
Not a Wallflower 10
Only His Hairdresser Knows 10
Which Way Do We Go? 10
Baby Face 10
Liars Club 11
Name That Tune 11
All Tied Up 11
Look Alikes 12
Who Do I Fight? 12
And the Winner Is 14
The Nation Learns how to Fight
Habitually Hooked 15
A Game of Chance 17
Giving the Slip 17
I Won't Tell If You Don't 19
An Interruption 19
Can't Be Done 19
I'm Not Drunk 20
Know Your Enemy 20
Animal Lover 20
Agony and Ecstasy 21
Old Times 21
Are You a Ringmaster? 21
Do As I Do 22
Heated Words 22
Unexpected Aid 23
Mathematically Speaking 23
Tell 'Em What You Know 23
Play It Again 24
Face Forward 24
A Positive Attitude 24
Take a Number 25
A Will to Live 25
Fair Play 25
Fee, Fie, Foe, Fum 26
The Ills of Liquor 27
Jackson and the Farmer 27
Postage Due 28
Here's to You 29
The Cowards Live 29
Stop the Music 30
Carnage to Shock the Nation
The Fatherly Touch 31
Keeping Up With the Joneses 31
Heed and Beware 32
A Visible Trail 32
The All-Star Team 32
A Private Truce 33
An Oath of Loyalty 33
Loose Fit 33
Two of a Kind 34
Raise One or the Other 34
Every Vote Counts 35
The Joke Is on Us 36
In a Rage 37
The Devil Made Me Do It 37
A Close Call 38
Hail, Caesar 38
Powerful Persuasion 39
Lee and the Yankee 39
You Can't Believe Him 39
Old Acquaintances 40
A Mother's Love 40
Thrown Out of Court 41
You Pick It 41
The Spirit of America 41
A Christian Knight 42
Finding the Right Place 42
Explosive Personality 43
In the Dog House 43
A High Private 44
May I Cut In? 44
Where Are the Reinforcements? 45
Holding the Hill 45
The Grim, Final Years
Tempers Rise 47
Don't Make Me Cry 48
No Peeping Toms 48
Claim to Fame 48
To Tell the Truth 49
An Act of Charity 49
Talk Sense 50
Don't Take Me With You 50
Send Them Home 50
Finding a Ford 51
A Foreign Import 51
Let Me Do My Job 52
Change of Heart 52
A Small Package 53
The Undefeated 53
A Good Judge of Character 53
Eternal Rest 54
Valiant in Victory 54
Presidential Premonitions 54
Bad Luck 54
Man of His Word 55
Game to the End 56
Wasting Ammunition 57
A Gallant Show 57
Don't Leave Home without It 58
The Name's the Same 58
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