Complete with more than 60 photos and 15 maps by master cartographer Mark Anderson Moore, this book will be a welcome addition to the burgeoning Chickamauga historiography.
Author: Eric Wittenberg
In 2014, Eric J. Wittenberg published "The Devil's to Pay" John Buford at Gettysburg. A History and Walking Tour, an award-winning study of Union cavalry delaying actions at Gettysburg. Fast-forward four years to 2018 and Wittenberg's latest release, a companion Western Theater study entitled Holding the Line on the River of Death: Union Mounted Forces at Chickamauga, September 18, 1863. This volume focuses on the two important delaying actions conducted by mounted Union soldiers at Reed's and Alexander's bridges on the first day of Chickamauga. A cavalry brigade under Col. Robert H. G. Minty and Col. John T. Wilder's legendary "Lightning Brigade" of mounted infantry made stout stands at a pair of chokepoints crossing Chickamauga Creek. Minty's small cavalry brigade held off nearly ten times its number on September 18 by designing and implementing a textbook example of a delaying action. Their dramatic and outstanding efforts threw Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's entire battle plan off its timetable by delaying his army's advance for an entire day. That delay cost Bragg's army the initiative at Chickamauga. Wittenberg brings his expertise with Civil War cavalry operations to bear with vivid and insightful descriptions of the fighting and places the actions in their full and proper historic context. This thoroughly researched and well-written book includes three appendices--two orders of battle and a discussion of the historic context of some of the tactics employed by the Union mounted force on September 18, and an epilogue on how the War Department and National Park Service have remembered these events. It also includes a detailed walking and driving tour complete with the GPS coordinates, a trademark of Wittenberg's recent works. Complete with more than 60 photos and 15 maps by master cartographer Mark Anderson Moore, Holding the Line on the River of Death: Union Mounted Forces at Chickamauga, September 18, 1863 will be a welcome addition to the burgeoning Chickamauga historiography.
FIERY DEATH OF THE GREAT STEAMER MISSISSIPPI. YANKEE FLEET ... Here
we learned that the Federal fleet was lying at the mouth of the Yazoo and an
attack was expected from the side of the Mississippi River. On the mornings of the
Author: Flavel C. Barber
Publisher: Kent State University Press
A memoir of Flavel C. Barber's service with the Third Tennessee, which also provides a history of a Confederate regiment of the time. The editor introduces Barber and details the formation of the regiment. A full regimental roster, a rarity among Confederate units, is also included.
Both of us, holding together, kicked and thrashed towards shore. Providence,
luck, or whatever you may want to call it, will fall your way now and then. We
made it across an eddy line into a shore bound finger of the current, and were
Author: O. Ray Knapp
Recently retired NCIS agent Billy Boy Boyd has just returned home to Tennessee. He’s looking forward to enjoying some free time, but that fantasy doesn’t last long. His friend Blinky, an often drunk and bitter Vietnam veteran, has just called about an apparent suicide down by the river. There isn’t a body yet—just a suicide note and the remains of a hand. A search party is formed, and Blinky, Boyd, and his high school sweetheart, Smokey, start combing the area by the Nolichucky River for the victim. But it’s soon apparent that this investigation may be more than they bargained for. A missing girl, a jilted lover, the Mafia, and revenge bring Billy to a disturbing conclusion: that murder is the order of the day, and he might be next on the hit list. In a novel filled with every deadly sin in a land of moonshine and legends, O. Ray Knapp sweeps you to the whitewater rivers of the high Appalachian Mountains, where the peace and tranquility of a small, mountain community is rocked by murder.
We were at that time supposed to be holding a line along the Muar River in
Kedah . I did my rounds in Fullerton Building . And discovered what ' donkey -
rigged ' means . A long alert 4 . 25 a . m . to 5 . 40 , I am up on the roof but see
Author: Tom Kitching
Englishman Thomas Kitching died, aged 54, in Changi Prison in April 1944. Interned by the Japanese in 1942, Kitching, who was the Chief Surveyor of Singapore, faithfully kept a diary from December 1941.
We wanted an answer for Wilma's death, right at that moment, so we could
understand and be forgiven for what had ... our passage through these lands had
helped kill a Nation of People; and those who survived were barely holding on to
Author: Richard Brighton
These are the collected stories of People of the Tribes, People of the Nations, settlers and those Texians, who were defenders at the Alamo. They speak of how all paths converge. The footsteps of the hesitant meet those of the brave and any day is but a moment- when a person is faced with making a stand. These stories show what led to the battle of the Alamo; and they are written in the manner in which they were told- to be read like campfire stories when the shadows of the day blend into the darkness of night. It is here where Spirits live and travelers seek their destiny.
The smell rising from the swamp is a mixture of every horror you can imagine—
death, decay, sickness and shit. It's a physical presence, ... “Pleased to meet you,
” Billy says, holding out a grubby hand. I hesitate. ... be the dead line. Rule is,
Author: John Wilson
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Set during the last year of the American Civil War, Death on the River portrays the grim brutality of war through the eyes of a young soldier. After the older brother he worshipped is killed in battle, young Jake Clay joins the Union Army in the spring of 1864, determined to make his parents proud and honor his brother's death. His dreams of glory vanish, however, when he is wounded and taken prisoner in his first battle at Cold Harbor, Virginia, and confined to the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, where 30,000 soldiers face violence, disease and starvation. Frightened and disillusioned, Jake takes up with Billy Sharp, an unscrupulous opportunist who shows him how to survive, no matter what the cost. By the war's end Jake's sleep is haunted by the ghosts of those who have died so he could live. When the camp is liberated, Jake and Billy head north on the Mississippi riverboat Sultana, overcrowded far beyond its capacity. Unknown to Jake, the fateful journey up river will come closer to killing him than Andersonville did, but it will also provide him with his one chance at redemption.
... hell and death for the guys in the line. Sunday, February 4, 1945: More on big
north offensive plan—First Canadian army jumps off on 8th. ninth U.S. army on
10th, and last— 2d British army—which initially will hold line of the Maas river
Author: Robert S. Allen
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Soldier, journalist, and Soviet spy Robert S. Allen (1900--1981) was a deeply controversial figure. After serving in France during World War I, he left the military, forged a successful career as a syndicated columnist, and even rose to become the Washington, DC, bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor. During this period, he developed a sideline as a paid informant for the KGB. Still, Allen returned to the army following America's entry into World War II and served as General George S. Patton's chief of situation and executive officer for operations. He was considered such an authority on Patton after the war that Twentieth Century-Fox asked him to develop a film script about the general. In Forward with Patton, John Nelson Rickard presents a complete, annotated edition of Colonel Allen's World War II diary for 1944-1945. The entries reflect Allen's private thoughts on his experiences, provide insight into the employment of the Third Army staff, and survey the strengths and weaknesses of individual staff members. They also provide an invaluable and rare perspective of Patton, with whom Allen worked closely while gathering intelligence, and whom he deeply admired. At times objective and at others intensely personal, Forward with Patton offers a distinctive eyewitness account of one of the US military's most important armies by one of its most colorful soldiers.
... and railroad as they swung ever closer together , so he drifted to his right to
follow the service road running in line with the rails and telegraph line . ...
Longarm stayed put aboard his bay as he frowned thoughtfully and replied , “
Hold on .
Author: Tabor Evans
Publisher: Jove Publications
There's Indian trouble on the Powder River range. The notorious Plimmons brothers are said to be on the loose. One man's already turned up slaughtered--by killer or killers unknown. Marshal Long will be working overtime--not to mention dodging a bullet from an unseen gunman before he even gets started.
We ' ve got two pretty good places here , Bertaina explained , but the best holding
water lies across the river itself . Bertaina worked the first holding place carefully ,
teasing his sinking line and baitfishlike bucktail deep among the deadfalls and ...
Author: Ernest George Schwiebert
Publisher: E P Dutton
A recollection of stories recounts memorable fishing experiences around the world, offering selections based on the author's first-hand observations of the fishing world in Washington, Oregon, New York, England, Ireland, Norway, and the Bahamas
Experiences of a British Soldier on the Railway of Death Bill Reed, Mitch Peeke.
north of the Sultan of Jahore's ... The 11 Indian Brigade was trying to hold a line
to allow British and Empire troops to withdraw. The fighting was confused, right ...
Author: Bill Reed
Publisher: Pen and Sword
This is the moving story of a young man who found himself along with thousands of his comrades in the nightmare of Japanese captivity. Unlike so many (it is said that one Commonwealth POW died for every sleeper laid) Bill lived to tell the tale. Indeed it is remarkable that this story has not been told before, so graphic are Bill's memories of the hardships and horrors. The book goes on to describe how the experiences of those years have affected his life since.
... safe driving—they to judge by the sound of the bell—to send word up to him by
one of the line riders and he would hold the leaders until it was again the proper
length. ... Goodnight, riding wildly in the darkness ahead, succeeded in holding
the leaders until the rest of the herd came up. ... There was an alkali pond near
the river which would have meant death to them, but by pulling a few hairs from
Author: J. Evetts Haley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
An exciting story of a Texas Ranger, adventurer, and immigration officer who became a symbol of his age while gambling with death in the wild frontier regions of Texas, Arizona, and Old and New Mexico. Charles Goodnight knew the West of Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Dick Wooton, St. Vrain, and Lucien Maxwell. He ranged a country as vast as Bridger ranged. He rode with the boldness of Fremont, guided by the craft of Carson. His vigorous zest for life enabled him to live intensely and amply, and in this book by J. Evetts Haley, himself no stranger to the West, provides a fully readable and important western biography, vividly told, thrilling, witty, and completely authentic.
The after hold had become an inferno , but aside from the smoke , the only other
outward sign of the fire was the glare from the portholes in the hull . Although the
... They had been trapped in the after hold and were burned to death .
Author: Donald C. Ringwald
A photographic and written catalog of 350 buildings in the historic village of Hudson in Ohio's Western Reserve. A brief history by The Librarian and Curator of The Hudson Library and Historical Society sets the buildings' photographs and descriptive text in historical context. Gives a list of the buildings by construction date. A thorough and heavily illustrated history of steamboats from Robert Fulton to the present. A book for buffs and historians. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR