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The meanest and 'damnest' job : the Civl War experiences and civilian history of Colonel Edmund Winchester Rucker

Author: Michael P Rucker
Publisher: Montgomery, AL : NewSouth Books, [2019]
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rucker, Michael P.
Meanest and "damnest" job.
Montgomery, AL : NewSouth Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2019018009
Named Person: Edmund Winchester Rucker
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Rucker
ISBN: 9781588383839 1588383830
OCLC Number: 1098218780
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. A Self-Trained Engineer; 2. Tennessee Prepares for War; 3. Fortifying the Mighty Mississippi; 4. Occupying Columbus : A Strategic Error; 5. The Kentucky Pro-U.S. 'Neutrality'; 6. Grant Takes the Initiative-Seizes Paducah; 7. Fort DeRussy-'Gibraltar of the West'; 8. The Inconclusive Battle of Belmont-'Seeing the Elephant'; 9. The Horrific Lady Polk Calamity-She was No 'Lady'; 10. Forts Henry and Donelson-Who's in Charge? 11. The Abandonment of Fort DeRussy-'Goodbye Columbus'12. Fortifying Island Number 10-A Soggy Sandbar; 13. The Construction of Rucker's Redan; 14. The Bombardment of Rucker's Redan-Three Cannons Hold Off 105; 15. The Abandonment of New Madrid and the Surrender of Island Number 10; 16. 'Bloody Shiloh' and the Retreat to Corinth; 17. Rucker Assigned to East Tennessee; 18. Braxton Bragg and Kirby Smith Invade Kentucky; 19. Martial Law: 'The Meanest and 'Damnest' Job'; 20. Rucker Not Re-elected as an Officer by His Men; 21. Rosecrans vs. Bragg-Two Procrastinators 22. Rucker Provides the Rear Guard in the Evacuation of Chattanooga; 23. Chickamauga-Bragg Snatches Defeat from the Jaws of Victory; 24. Chattanooga-'Grant Sprang like a Caged Lion'; 25. Rucker (Finally) Assigned to Serve with Forrest; 26. The Battle of Brices Cross Roads-'The Greatest of All Cavalry Battles'; 27. The Battle of Tupelo-Confederate Lack of Coordination; 28. Rucker Returns to Duty-and Controversy; 29. 'See the Boat Come 'Round the Bend'-The Horse Marines; 30. The Cannonade of Johnsonville-A 'Baby Waker!'; 31. Onward to Nashville-and Disaster 32. The Battle of Nashville-Confederate Misfortune; 33. Prisoner of War; 34. Forrest Calls It Quits; 35. After the War-Railroad Boom and Bust-and Boom Again; 36. From Railroad Builder to Pig Iron Magnate; Appendices; Appendix A. Tennessee Declaration of Independence and Ordinance; Appendix B. Military Organization and Rank; Appendix C. Forts Named DeRussy; Appendix D. Johnson's Island Military Prison; Appendix E. Forrest's Farewell Address to His Troops; Appendix F. That Matter of Rank for Rucker-and a Final Conundrum.
Responsibility: Michael P. Rucker.

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