Tales from the North and the South : twenty-four remarkable people and events of the Civil War / Frances H. Casstevens.

"This book examines 24 outstanding participants in the American Civil War from both sides of the conflict, concentrating on many lesser-known personalities who nevertheless accomplished or took part in extraordinary battles, escapes and events. These stories, many previously untold, represent a wide...

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Main Author: Casstevens, Frances Harding
Language:English
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2007], ©2007.
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Physical Description:x, 374 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
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505 0 |a James J. Andrews and the great locomotive chase : (the Andrews Raid): a civilian who risked his life and lost -- Private Jesse Virgil Dobbins : patriotic hero or murdering traitor? -- Captain Dan Ellis : the slippery "Old Red Fox" of East Tennessee -- General William Jackson Palmer : an officer and a gentleman sometimes equal a hero -- Colonel Thomas Rose : architect of the Libby tunnel -- Colonel Robert Gould Shaw : "greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13 -- Mrs. Susie Baker King Taylor : among noble women, courage has no color -- Brigadier General John Basil Turchin and Nadine Turchin : the "Mad Cossack" and his courageous wife -- Miss Elizabeth Van Lew : "Crazy Bet," the disguise of a master spy -- Dr. Mary E. Walker : slightly ahead of her time, but time has proven her correct -- Brigadier General Edward A. Wild : Beelzebub or avenging archangel? -- Colonel Powell T. Wyman : somewhat tarnished, but still a hero -- Brigadier General James J. Archer : a "Little Gamecock" or a "god of war" -- Captain Robert Carson Duvall : winner of first naval battle of the War between the States -- Captain E.W. Fuller : escape of Confederate prisoners from the Maple Leaf -- Sergeant Richard Rowland Kirkland : "the angel of Marye's Heights" or the "Southern Samaritan" -- Colonel Hector McAllister McKethan : from Big Bethel to Fort Fisher -- Lieutenant Robert Winship Stedman : once, twice, three times a hero -- Colonel M. Jefferson Thompson : a blundering Falstaff or the "Swamp Fox of the Confederacy" or a "military renaissance man -- Captain Sally Louisa Tompkins : the angel of Richmond -- Brigadier General Stand Watie : a Cherokee who fought with the Confederate Army -- Captain Reuben Everett Wilson : unreconciled faithful soldier or a cold-blooded murderer? -- Colonel John Reynolds Winston : a long, cold journey home -- Colonel Richard Thomas Zarvona : the spymaster, a.k.a. the "French Lady" -- Participants in the great locomotive chase -- Federal prisoners who escaped through the Libby Prison tunnel -- Confederate officers onboard the Maple Leaf -- Congressional Medal of Honor and Confederate Roll of Honor. 
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