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The siege of Washington : the untold story of the twelve days that shook the Union

Author: John Lockwood; Charles Lockwood
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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On April 14, 1861, following the surrender of Fort Sumter, Washington was an ideal target for the Confederacy. For twelve days the city's fate hung in the balance-- isolated from the North, without trains, telegraph, or mail, and with a rumored force of 20,000 Confederate soldiers just across the Potomac River. Lockwood tells the story from the perspective of leading officials, residents, Confederates plotting to  Read more...
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Named Person: Winfield Scott; John A Andrew; Winfield Scott; John A Andrew
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lockwood; Charles Lockwood
ISBN: 9780199759897 0199759898
OCLC Number: 666242543
Description: xiv, 298 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: "On to Washington!" --
Monday, April 15: "The capital can't be taken" --
Tuesday, April 16: "The uprising of the north" --
Wednesday, April 17: "Independence or death" --
Thursday, April 18: "Between many fires" --
Friday, April 19: "Minute men of '61" --
Saturday, April 20: "Lincoln is in a trap" --
Sunday, April 21: "A real stage of siege" --
Monday, April 22: "Enveloped by the traitors" --
Tuesday, April 23: "Fight, sir, fight!" --
Wednesday, April 24: "The destiny of the capital... suspended by hair" --
Thursday, April 25: "The seventh have come!" --
"Jeff Davis shan't get it without trouble".
Responsibility: John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood.
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Drawing from unseen primary documents, this compelling history places the reader on the scene with immediacy, brilliantly capturing the tense, precarious first days of America's Civil War.  Read more...

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