Streight's Foiled Raid on the Western and Atlantic Railroad: Emma Sansom's Courage and Nathan Bedford Forrest's Pursuit

Streight's Foiled Raid on the Western and Atlantic Railroad: Emma Sansom's Courage and Nathan Bedford Forrest's Pursuit

by Brandon H. Beck

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ISBN-13: 9781626198623
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 03/14/2016
Series: Civil War Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,282,421
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Brandon H. Beck is director emeritus of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He is the author of ten books. Since retiring and moving to Columbus, Mississippi, he has written Defending the Mississippi Prairie: The Battle of Okolona and Holly Springs: Van Dorn, the CSS Arkansas, and the Raid That Saved Vicksburg. He teaches part-time at East Mississippi Community College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Streight's Raid and Forrest's Pursuit: Timeline 10

1 The Western & Atlantic Railroad: Zero Milepost to Chattanooga 15

2 Defending the Western & Atlantic Against James J. Andrews and General Don Carlos Buell 19

3 Abel D. Streight and Nathan Bedford Forrest 29

4 Abraham Lincoln: "We Should Organize Forces and Make Counter Raids" 39

5 "Cutting Loose" and Staying "Clost on Them" 47

6 Emma Sansom and the Low Water Ford 61

7 Surrender 71

Afterword 83

Appendix A John Wisdom: Georgia's Paul Revere 85

Appendix B Emma Sansom's Legacy 87

Notes 93

Bibliography 103

About the Author 112

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