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Webb B. Garrison

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Webb Garrison is a former university dean & college president who has spent a lifetime collecting & chronicling Civil War imagery & documentation. He has written more than 1,000 articles for magazines, & over 65 books - of which the most popular are on the Civil War; their cumulative sales are approaching one million copies. He is a frequent speaker on this subject for radio talk shows & national TV programs. Webb Garrison lives in North Carolina.
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Webb Garrison is a former university dean & college president who has spent a lifetime collecting & chronicling Civil War imagery & documentation. He has written more than 1,000 articles for magazines, & over 65 books - of which the most popular are on the Civil War; their cumulative sales are approaching one million copies. He is a frequent speaker on this subject for radio talk shows & national TV programs. Webb Garrison lives in North Carolina.
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  • Friendly Fire in the Civil War

    Friendly Fire in the Civil War
    More Than 100 True Stories of Comrade Killing...
    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.

    A Treasury of Civil War Tales

    A Treasury of Civil War Tales
    The story of America's Civil War has been told in novels, biographies, campaign records, and on film. Here Webb Garrison presents a collection of fifty-seven stories that capture what the war was like for the people who lived through it, including Dred Scott, Clara Barton, and Andrew Johnson. A Treasury of Civil War Tales is a gold mine of fascinating stories from the most traumatic era in American history.

    Civil War Trivia and Fact Book

    Civil War Trivia and Fact Book
    Unusual and Often Overlooked Facts about...
    More than 1,600 interesting and little-known facts are assembled in a volume that will tantalize Civil War buffs. Includes more than forty unusual photographs and stories, lists, and sidebar articles. Illustrated and indexed.

    Civil War Curiosities

    Civil War Curiosities
    Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and...
    This fascinating collection explores the unusual and often bizarre persons,attitudes, and events of the Civil War. Illustrated and indexed.

  • A Treasury of Christmas Stories

    A Treasury of Christmas Stories
    The spirit of the Christmas season comes to life in this beautifully designed and illustrated volume featuring 32 true stories about real people and historical events.

    Great Stories of the American Revolution

    Great Stories of the American Revolution
    Unusual, Interesting Stories of the...
    Fifty-three fascinating tales introduce readers to the people, places, and events that shaped a nation and changed the world. Indexed and illustrated.

    Creative Minds in Desperate Times

    Creative Minds in Desperate Times
    The Civil War's Most Sensational Schemes and Plots
    When the Civil War broke out, leaders on both sides had to develop strategies for fighting the conflict and considered almost any suggestion. This book chronicles some of the most intriguing and unusual plans devised by these leaders.

    The Unknown Civil War

    The Unknown Civil War
    Odd, Peculiar and Unusual Stories from the War...
    In the 135 years that have passed since the Civil War, almost every significant event has been discussed, detailed, or described in one way or another. Indeed, so much has been written that very little of what happened remains unknown. Many unusual stories are attached to the people and events of the Civil War. This is a collection of stories that still raise questions today, revealing subtle ironies and neglected insights about the war. However, many odd, peculiar, and unusual stories attached themselves to the people and events of the war. The Unknown Civil War is a collection of such stories, many of them about fascinating, little-known aspects of larger stories that have been ignored in the rush to stake out new scholarly insights about the war. The result is a genuine human-interest book about the war that does not ignore the political and military aspects but highlights a wealth of interesting facts that make for entertaining reading: How Abraham Lincoln prevented Maryland from seceding from the Union by sending Ben Butler into Baltimore to arrest pro-Southern legislators before they could vote. Draft dodgers shooting off toes or cutting off trigger fingers to avoid combat. Seamstress Elizabeth Keckly, who worked for both Varina Davis, wife of the future Confederate President ,and Mary Todd Lincoln. Pro-slavery Unionist Parson Brownlow of Tennessee, one of many who adopted the slogan "The Union and Slavery." Union soldiers mistakenly bombarded by their own warships because army and naval signalmen were not taught the same code "language." A Union officer who ordered a slave hanged for not finding a safe passage across a rain-swollen river. The story behind the first battlefield reconnaissance photographs taken from the air. A cold-blooded killer who later won a Medal of Honor. The role of "life closers," men who marched behind the infantry lines and whose job was to shoot any man who quit when he was supposed to be on the move.

  • More Civil War Curiosities

    More Civil War Curiosities
    Fascinating Tales, Infamous Characters, and...
    Following the success of his first volume of unusual and little-known events of the American Civil War, Garrison has created another collection of strange but true stories from that conflict. This volume includes tales of disguises that worked (and some that didn't), strides in manufacturing and technology brought about by the war, friendly fire casualties, and more. Illustrations.

    Lincoln No One Knows

    Lincoln No One Knows
    Unsolved Mysteries of the Man Who Ran the Civil...

    A Treasury of Georgia Tales

    A Treasury of Georgia Tales

    Love, Lust and Longing in the White House

    Love, Lust and Longing in the White House
    The Romantic Relationships of America's...

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