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Civil War hostages : hostage taking in the Civil War

Author: Webb Garrison
Publisher: Shippensburg, PA : White Mane Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Soldiers and civilians alike were targets of hostage takers; even females were not safe when a commander thought he could use hostages to force concessions from the enemy. Ordinary citizens occasionally took men in uniform as hostages, and guerilla units on both sides captured enemy civilians whose names they didn't bother to record."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Garrison, Webb, 1919-2000.
Civil War hostages.
Shippensburg, PA : White Mane Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)606459500
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Webb Garrison
ISBN: 157249199X 9781572491991
OCLC Number: 44026417
Description: viii, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Piracy in North American waters. Three deadly lotteries: Ligon's Tobacco Warehouse, November 10-11, 1861 --
Easy money: the Confederate privateersmen --
Somehow, hostages made it --
Zarvona 7 for 1 --
Pirates plus hostages, 1863 --
pt. 2. Civilians usually sitting ducks. Big nets and banner hauls --
The champion: Fredericksburg --
John Brown uses Lewis Washington --
Phoebe Munden and Elizabeth Weeks --
Irrepressible William P. Rucker --
Minor incidents abounded --
Indomitable Samuel Price --
Vague threats, grim warnings --
Hole-in-the-day and fellow tribesmen --
pt. 3. Prisons and prisoners. Hostages and counterparts in Southern prisons --
Northern prisons for hostages and equivalents --
pt. 4. Selected for special risks. Charleston, 1864-50 --
Searchers for infernal devices --
Transportation and communication --
One clipping, six hundred hostages! --
pt. 5. Regulars and irregulars. Morgan, Streight, and other hostages in uniform --
Fresh and saltwater cases --
Ragged ratios --
Trouble in Loudoun County --
Approval at the top --
Little blood-suckers saved Farragut --
William H.F. ("Rooney") Lee and company --
pt. 6. Prominent men were deeply involved. Former Minister to France --
Both Presidents were targeted --
A cadaver as a hostage.
Responsibility: by Webb Garrison.
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"Soldiers and civilians alike were targets of hostage takers; even females were not safe when a commander thought he could use hostages to force concessions from the enemy. Ordinary citizens occasionally took men in uniform as hostages, and guerilla units on both sides captured enemy civilians whose names they didn't bother to record."--Jacket.

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