Friendly Fire in the Civil War: More Than 100 True Stories of Comrade Killing Comrade (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, May 1, 1999 - History - 230 pages
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Through stories of defective ammunition, accidental shooting, inexperienced troops, and deliberate firings, this book is the first to identify when Yankee killed Yankee and Confederate killed Confederate. These tragic accounts strip away the romanticism of the Civil War.
  

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An exceptionally good collection of records/references of events and happenings leading to instances of friendly fire during the American Civil war. Tragedies and dark humor abound. Read full review

Contents

Friendly Fire from Two Directions
A Most Murderous Fire
Death from the River
16 CoverUp
TwentyFive Misadventures18611862
Friends Keep Killing Friends1863
23 Hotchkiss Shells
25 Fire Gun Number One
Two Acres of Hell
28 The Immortal 600
Conclusion yictory Is the Name of the Game
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About the author (1999)

Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College, wrote more than 55 books, including "Civil War Curiosities" and "Civil War Trivia and Fact Book". Before his death in 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.

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