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
Format: Book
Contents:
  • 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.