Famous Adventures and Prison Escapes of the Civil War

Famous Adventures and Prison Escapes of the Civil War
G. W. Cable et al.

Seven writers have contributed to this collection of exciting Civil War adventures. G. W. Cable has edited a war diary kept by a Union woman living in New Orleans, from 1860 to 1863, in which she describes her flight from that city to Vicksburg, only to suffer privations there as well. Union soldier William Pittenger tells of his participation in a train heist in Georgia for purposes of spying in 1862. A. E. Richards discusses John S. Mosby's "Partizan Rangers." Basil W. Duke covers Gen. John H. Morgan's raid of July 1863, and the subsequent capture and escape of Morgan and his men. Escapee from Libby Prison, Frank E. Moran, recounts the tale of the daring construction of the tunnel by Col. Thomas E. Rose, and others, and the flight from Richmond in 1864. W. H. Shelton tells of his participation in the Battle of the Wilderness and its aftermath. John Taylor Wood, aide to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, writes of Gen. Breckinridge's escape from Florida in 1865.

(1915, 2003), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 354 pp.

ISBN: 9780788422768