Columbus, Georgia, 1865

Publisher: University of Alabama Press Release date: 2019-09-10

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A thoroughly researched account of a memorable Civil War battleColumbus, Georgia, 1865 is a comprehensive study of the Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, con?ict, which occurred in the dark of night and extended over a mile and half through a series of forts and earthworks and was ?nally decided in an encounter on a bridge a thousand feet in length. This volume offers the ?rst complete account of this battle, examining and recounting in depth not only the composition and actions of the contending forces, which numbered some three thousand men on each side, but meticulously detailing the effect of the engagement on the city of Columbus and its environs.Misulia's study ?lls in an omission in the grand account of our cataclysmic national struggle and adds a signi?cant chapter to the history of an important regional city. In addition, Misulia takes on the long-vexing question of which encounter should be recognized as the last battle of the Civil War and argues persuasively that Columbus, Georgia, quali?es for this distinction on a number of counts.

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Genre: USA

Collection: University Alabama Press

Type: EPub

Pages: 352

ISBN: 9780817392901

Additional Information

Genre: USA

Collection: University Alabama Press

Type: EPub

Pages: 352

ISBN: 9780817392901

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