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Strange battles of the Civil War

Author: Webb Garrison, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Bristol Parks Books, 2008, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is a survey of twenty-three battles of the American Civil War.

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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Webb Garrison, Jr.
ISBN: 0884864308 9780884864301
OCLC Number: 294861025
Notes: Originally published, Nashville, Tenn. : Cumberland House Publishing, ©2001.
Description: ix, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 : Ships versus shore. Port Royal : brothers did fight brothers --
Drewry's Bluff : ironclads thwarted by their own limitations --
Fort Fisher : when Butler failed to fight --
Sabine Pass : against terrific odds --
Part 2 : War on the water. The CSS Albemarle : a dose of rebel medicine --
Alabama versus Hatteras : a thirteen-minute victory --
The Hunley and the Housatonic : death to the victor --
Hampton Roads : the battle that couldn't be won --
Part 3 : Cover-ups and blame shifting. Cold Harbor : Grant's worst blunder --
Second Manassas : Porter becomes the scapegoat --
Ball's Bluff : a complete muddle of an example --
Part 4 : Unexpected events. First Bull Run : the beginning of a war --
Missionary Ridge : a suicidal attack without orders --
Cheat Mountain : Lee's first campaign --
Iuka : the silent battle --
Honey Hill : Georgia militia victorious in South Carolina --
Part 5 : Major blunders. Bethel Church : the first "battle" --
Streight's raid : never send a mule to do a horse's job --
Shiloh : a reversal of fortune --
Malvern Hill : the ambiguous order --
The crater : a tragedy of errors --
Franklin : how a general destroyed his own army --
Fort Stedman : "God did not intend that we should succeed".
Responsibility: Webb Garrison, Jr.


This is a survey of twenty-three battles of the American Civil War.


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