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Author: Webb B. Garrison
ISBN13: 978-1572491991
Title: Civil War Hostages: Hostage Taking in the Civil War
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Language: English
Category: Americas
Publisher: White Mane Pub; First Edition, First Printing edition (July 1, 2000)
Pages: 1109

Civil War Hostages: Hostage Taking in the Civil War by Webb B. Garrison

United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Prisoners and prisons. Geographic Name: United States fast (OCoLC)fst01204155. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Civil War hostages : hostage taking in the Civil War, by Webb Garrison.

Civil War Hostages book. Soldiers and civilians alike were targets of hostage-takers  . Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College, wrote more than 55 books. Before his death in 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Books by Webb Garrison.

Rare curiosities include "newfangled" weapons, outrageous inaccuracies in the press, grisly tales of missing limbs, disguises, "jinxed" horses, hostage-taking, friendly fire In this unique collection of unusual and often bizarre true stories from the Civil War, Webb Garrison has gathered little-known anecdotes and colorful stories not found in textbooks or reference books.

Army - History - Civil War, 1861-1865. Confederate States of America. Mutiny - United States - History - 19th century. Military discipline - United States - History - 19th century. Soldiers - United States - Social conditions - 19th century. Social classes - United States - History - 19th century. United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Social aspects.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-269) and index.

Civil War buffs, be warned: Webb Garrison’s Curiosities of the Civil War may catch you off guard. Packed with obscurities and bizarre anecdotes, it spills over with specifics you’ve likely never heard. This nuanced perspective on the war provides a glimpse beyond the bloody battles, casualties, and political conflict. You'll discover: The first sitting president to be exposed to enemy fire What badgers, pigeons, and bear cubs had in common.

One of the Civil War's first heroes died eight days later. Stonewall Jackson's death is but one example of Confederate killing Confederate or Yankee killing Yankee. No war was as intense and chaotic as the American Civil War. Author Webb Garrison has brought together Jackson's story and 150 other instances of friendly fire in this unique book that strips away the romanticism of the Civil War. " night setting in, it was difficult to distinguish friend from foe. Several of our own command were killed by our own friends.

Ships from and sold by indoobestsellers. The Civil War: A Visual History Hardcover. Rather than providing narratives of lesser known happenings during the civil war, this book reads more like a list of trivia answers, with each so-called "strange story, oddity, event or coincidence" rarely taking the author more than 6-8 sentences to tell. This lack of continuity make the book a very unpleasant read if you're planning to spend more than a few minutes at a time with it.

Hostage-taking persisted during the negotiations, further emphasising the need for a convention. The essential elements of hostage-taking were relatively uncontentious in the drafting. The most contested issue was whether the convention should apply to national liberation movements which, depending on how one approaches the issue, is a question of either definition or an exception to the definition. The Hostages Convention has also influenced the development of national civil and administrative laws. A frequently litigated example is the United States’ Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), which provides an exception to State immunity in civil proceedings before United States courts against foreign State sponsors of hostage-taking.

Anyone who regards the American conflict as having been civil in the ordinary sense of that term has only to read the hostage story to realize that in 1861-1865 conflict was uncivilized with no holds barred.

Soldiers and civilians alike were targets of hostage takers; even females were not safe when a commander thought he could use hostages to forces concessions from the enemy. Ordinary citizens occasionally took men in uniform as hostages, and guerilla units on both sides captured enemy civillians whose names they didn't bother to record.

Reviews: 2
While an interesting topic and clearly compiled of a lot of good research this book has issues. Some of the text is poorly written: and one or two illustrations appear to have nothing to do with the topic. On page 16 the book talks about a UNION consul in Victoria, Canada outfitting a privateer... for the Confederates? On page 18 is a picture of the Union Volunteer Saloon in Philadelphia, which is not mentioned in the book. There is a picture of wartime Pensacola, which likewise does not fit in the story. The notation style and choice of fonts are also odd.
Every so often a book is published that covers an aspect of the Civil War that is not usually discussed in other works. Such a book is this one, by a well-respected Civil War writer. I must confess that I knew absolutely nothing about hostage-taking during that war, and this work was quite welcome to me, because it informed me in great detail about that situation. A fratricidal war was horrible enough, but when both fighting men, and civilians, were used by the opposing forces as pawns, this war was reduced to one level above barbarism. Thankfully, the good senses of those in charge took control, and there were not tragic consequences of this practice. The writing is clear and concise, and although some of the situations were glossed over when I would have wished for more detail, I found this work as a whole interesting and, definitely, quite informative.