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Wilson's Creek : the second battle of the Civil War and the men who fought it

Author: William Garrett Piston; Richard W Hatcher
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the summer of 1861, Americans were preoccupied by the question of which states would join the secession movement and which would remain loyal to the Union. In Missouri, it was largely settled at Wilson's Creek on August 19, 1861, in a contest that is rightly considered the second major battle of the Civil War."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Piston, William Garrett.
Wilson's Creek.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607450842
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Garrett Piston; Richard W Hatcher
ISBN: 0807825158 9780807825150
OCLC Number: 41185008
Description: xix, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Southern rights inviolate --
Fan the fire of enthusiasm --
Mark well the spot where they meet --
The boys fell very proud of the flag --
Nothing was clear cut-it was simply Missouri --
Good tents and bad water --
They take the rags off the bush --
Ripe for the sickle of war --
The lyon and the whang-doodle --
Wilson Creek afforded us water --
Red and blistered from head to foot --
I will gladly give up my life for victory --
My boys stood it like heroes --
A "stirring" effect on the enemy --
A perfect hurricane of bullets --
Come on, caddo! --
Pandemonium turned loose --
Springfield is a vast hospital --
To choose her own destiny --
Never disgrace your town --
Epilogue: a heritage of honor --
Order of battle.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: William Garrett Piston & Richard W. Hatcher III.
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In this narrative and analysis of Wilson's Creek, considered the second major battle of the American Civil War, the authors combine a traditional military study of the fighting with a social analysis  Read more...

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[This] detailed tactical study . . . as good as any yet produced by the new generation of military historians. . . . [A] fine book."America s Civil War"

 
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