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by Clint Johnson

eBook Civil War Blunders: Amusing Incidents From the War download ISBN: 0895871637
Author: Clint Johnson
Publisher: Blair (January 1, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 328
ePub: 1745 kb
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Rating: 4.5
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

From Fort Sumter to Appomattox, Civil War Blunders traces the war according to its amusing, often deadly miscues. This is an excellent book with 3 and 4 page stories of Civil War Blunders. Read a chapter here or later.

From Fort Sumter to Appomattox, Civil War Blunders traces the war according to its amusing, often deadly miscues. Lurking behind every significant action, as readers will discover, was someone with a red face. I lent this book to a neighbor who had Cancer of the brain, and was embarrassed to ask his wife for the book after he passed away this Spring. I had a sigh of relief when I found it for. It was in mint condition, and I would have bought more for gifts if I had known that. He received his journalism degree from the University of Florida, and now lives in North Carolina. Clint Johnson is a native of Fish Branch, Florida, who has written eight books about the Civil War, as well as biographies and newspaper and magazine articles.

This book is dedicated to all my ancestors who fought in the War, whose varied experiences continue to drive my interest.

Civil War Blunders: Amusing Incidents From the War. Clint Johnson. This book is dedicated to all my ancestors who fought in the War, whose varied experiences continue to drive my interest. There was the Florida sergeant who lost an arm at Fredericksburg, the Georgia lieutenant who spent two years in a prison camp at Johnson’s Island, Ohio, the Georgia militia general who tried to stop Sherman at Griswoldville, the Alabama captain who fell mortally wounded at Chickamauga, and the Georgia cavalryman whose pension application reads: addle-brained by the war.

What should have been a simple affair turned into three week odyssey with the original destination being further up north in Louisville, saw the hapless ship denied port in one city after another only to return to it's original port, after Secretary of War Stanton's intervention and the ladies taking up their profession again .

Clint Johnson (born in Fish Branch, Florida) is an American author of nonfiction, primarily about the American Civil War. He is a graduate of the University of Florida. Fascinated with the American Civil War since childhood, Johnson has written eight books on the subject. He was also coauthor of They Call Me Big House, ISBN 0-89587-303-6, the autobiography of the late Clarence Gaines, one of America's best collegiate basketball coaches

Listing lots of Civil War books today. Civil War Blunders Amusing Incidents from the War Clint Johnson 2003 Paperback. 4000 in Books, Nonfiction

Listing lots of Civil War books today. 4000 in Books, Nonfiction. Blood Brothers A Short History of the Civil War by Frank E. Vandiver.

The American Civil War erupted between the slave states of the south and the states of the Union. The southern states also demanded more rights from the federal government. There were also differing opinions on whether new states that joined the Union should allow slavery or not. The United States in 1861 - Dark blue northern states without slavery, light blue northern states that allowed slavery, red Confederate (Slaves) States of the South. The course of the Civil War. After the Republican Abraham Lincoln became president the first states started to secede from the Union. In Lincoln they saw a fierce opponent who was against slavery.

Other books he has written are Civil War Blunders: Amusing Incidents From the War, Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution, and Surprising Release of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Other books he has written are Civil War Blunders: Amusing Incidents From the War, Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution, and Surprising Release of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and Bull’s-Eyes and Misfires He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and has written newspaper, magazine, and trade publication articles.

There was little funny about a war in which 620,000 humans died. But it was finding humor amid devastation that kept Civil War soldiers marching toward the enemy. Union or Confederate, those in command proved adept at making mistakes. Many leaders were drunkards, couldn't speak English, didn't know a cannon's breech from its muzzle. Among the galleries of heroes were: Colonel Edward Baker, who told his Federals to follow the plume of his hat if they wanted to find war―and sent them over a cliff in a panicked retreat; General Felix Zollicoffer, who wore a white raincoat so opposing Federals could see him―but not his eyeglasses so he could see them; Thomas Selfridge of the Union navy, who "found two torpedoes and removed them by placing his vessel over them"; Colonel Alfred Rhett, a captured Southern blue blood whose fancy boots proved too small for every Union officer who coveted them; rum-drinking James Ledlie and dance-instructing Edward Ferrero, generals who kept each other company in a Union bombproof while their men faced slaughter. From Fort Sumter to Appomattox, Civil War Blunders traces the war according to its amusing, often deadly miscues. Lurking behind every significant action, as readers will discover, was someone with a red face.

Clint Johnson is a native of Fish Branch, Florida, who has written eight books about the Civil War, as well as biographies and newspaper and magazine articles. He received his journalism degree from the University of Florida, and now lives in North Carolina.

Comments: (7)
Tejora
This is an excellent book with 3 and 4 page stories of Civil War Blunders. Read a chapter here or later. I lent this book to a neighbor who had Cancer of the brain, and was embarrassed to ask his wife for the book after he passed away this Spring. I had a sigh
of relief when I found it for .99 cents on Amazon. It was in mint condition, and I would have bought more for gifts if I had known that. Wonderful stories for presentations to Civil War groups or Senior citizen and Living History talks!
Very Thankful,
P. Kulas
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Jek
Excellent book. Could not put it down. The storys were true and shocking.
Olma
Mr. Johnson has establhed himself as a thorough researcher and a good story teller with this narrative.
Kupidon
The best thing about this book are the titles of the chapters. The titles are clever and promise good reading, but the chapters they head are far less interesting.
Keath
As North Carolina journalist Clint Johnson says at the beginning of this book, there’s nothing funny per se about a war in which more than six hundred thousand human beings died. But people being people, even the soldiers who fought in this terrible war had to see its humorous, or at least ironic, side. Johnson has here provided about seventy short vignettes of Civil War oddities, not all “blunders” by any means but wry takes on Civil War actions large and small, familiar and arcane.

Johnson writes with verve, and the book makes enjoyable leisure-time reading. I would only warn, say, teachers hoping to enliven classroom presentations to check out the stories in another source first. Some of Johnson’s tales (such as the one featuring General Thomas Williams being beheaded by his own men with a cannon) include more than a soupcon of rumor.
Damand
The author has put together an interesting and entertaining collection of 3-4 page stories and incidents, which well illustrate the often strange (and sometimes absurd) character of the War. Many of the episodes are not "blunders" per se, but all are fascinating or amusing. Some of the stories recounted here are about obscure people and places but many were at the heart of the most significant battles and events in the War. This book would be a fine choice for someone who wants to bite off 3-4 pages of history at a time (although I read it straight through and enjoyed it that way).
Arador
This is a collection of vignettes, each usually about 4 or 5 pages in length, concerning mistakes made (usually by Generals) during the U.S. Civil War. Some of these are fairly well-known, such as the Battle of the Crater, when hundreds of Union troops marched into a huge crater created when engineers blew up an ammo dump, only to have Confederate soldiers simply stand on the rim of the crater and fire down on them at point-blank range; while others are stories previously unknown to me. I was unaware that President Lincoln appointed a number of generals from foreign countries, particularly Germany. There were some German generals in the Northern Army who spoke no English. There also seemed to be plenty of drunken generals, according to this book. There seemed to be a special level of incompetence in this war; I guess the drunkards and incompetents were balanced out by the Lees and Grants.
It was oh so handy in writing my report, but a little confusing. But, I don't know much about war terms or the Civil War itself, so you may not find it so confusing. It was so funny to read and made my project much more fun!