A Dark And Bloody Ground

Author: Edward G. Miller
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585442584
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The book examines uncertainty of command at the army, corps, and division levels and emphasizes the confusion and fear of ground combat at the level of company and battalion - "where they do the dying." Its gripping description of the battle is based on government records, a rich selection of first-person accounts from veterans of both sides, and author Edward G. Miller's visits to the battlefield. The result is a compelling and comprehensive account of small-unit action set against the background of the larger command levels. The book's foreword is by retired Maj. Gen. R. W. Hogan, who was a battalion commander in the forest.

A Dark And Bloody Ground

Author: Michael Willever & Michael R. Phelps
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496913396
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THE SAGA CONTINUES...Perryville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862. The small town of just under 400 residents has the notable distinction of unwittingly hosting the largest battle ever fought in the State of Kentucky. From before sunrise until well after dark 70,000 soldiers waged war, smashed homes, dismantled fences, trampled crops, shattering the trees and killing one another wholesale. The struggle was, according to one Southern general who was there, “...the severest and most desperately contested engagement to my knowledge.” The reader witnesses this historic carnage through the eyes of eleven different protagonists, both Northern and Southern, both infamous and common. From Brigadier General Phil Sheridan to Private George Kilpatrick and from Brigadier General Pat Cleburne to Private Sam Watkins, the Battle of Perryville is revealed and revered in this strikingly particular fictional narrative.

A Dark And Bloody Ground

Author: Darcy O'Brien
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497658535
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An Edgar Award–winning author’s true crime account of a grisly string of killings in Kentucky—and the shocking spectacle of greed that followed. Kentucky never deserved its Indian appellation “A Dark and Bloody Ground” more than when a small-town physician, seventy-seven-year-old Roscoe Acker, called in an emergency on a sweltering evening in August 1985. Acker’s own life hung in the balance, but it was already too late for his college-age daughter, Tammy, savagely stabbed eleven times and pinned by a kitchen knife to her bedroom floor. Three men had breached Dr. Acker’s alarm and security systems and made off with the fortune he had stashed away over his lifetime. The killers—part of a three-man, two-woman gang of the sort not seen since the Barkers—stopped counting the moldy bills when they reached $1.9 million. The cash came in handy soon after when they were caught and needed to lure Kentucky’s most flamboyant lawyer, the celebrated and corrupt Lester Burns, into representing them. Full of colorful characters and desperate deeds, A Dark and Bloody Ground is a “first-rate” true crime chronicle from the author of Murder in Little Egypt (Kirkus Reviews). “An arresting look into the troubled psyches of these criminals and into the depressed Kentucky economy that became fertile territory for narcotics dealers, theft rings and bootleggers.” —Publishers Weekly “The smell of wet, coal-laden earth, white lightning, and cocaine-driven sweat arises from these marvelously atmospheric—and compelling—pages.” —Kirkus Reviews “A fascinating portrait of the mountain way of life and thought that forged the lives of these criminals.” —Library Journal

Tales Of The Dark And Bloody Ground

Author: Willard Rouse Jillson
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Bloody Ground

Author: Fiswoode Tarleton
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Black Powder

Author: PETER. BROWN
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ISBN: 9780992661670
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The Bloody Ground The Starbuck Chronicles Book 4

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000733950X
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A superbly exciting novel which vividly captures the horror of the battlefield, The Bloody Ground is the fourth volume in the Starbuck Chronicles.

Bloody Ground

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Editor: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780060937195
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In this fourth, final, and rousing installment of Nathaniel Starbuck's Civil War adventures, Nate is given command of a punishment battalion: a motley collection of cowards, thieves, deserters, and murderers. Setting off to Join General Robert E. Lee's army, Starbuck's men reach Harper's Ferry in time to take part in Stonewall Jackson's capture of the Union garrison. From there, the regiment moves on to the legendary horror of Sharpsburg, beside the Antietam Creek, forever to be remembered as the bloodiest single day of the war. There, Starbuck and his troop will have their courage and commitment tested as never before.

Bloody Ground

Author: John B Holway
Editor: Miniver Press
ISBN: 9781939282286
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Korea is "the forgotten war." But to those who fought in it, it was the "unforgettable war." If the names of all those killed were put on a wall, it would be larger than the Vietnam Wall. And Korea lasted only three years, Vietnam about ten. The agony of the winter of 1950-51 is an epic to compare with Valley Forge and the Bulge. Korea was also our last segregated war. This is the story of the black 24th Infantry Regiment, told in the words of the men themselves. Like all black troops since the Civil War, they were reviled by whites and their own commander for "bugging out" - running before the enemy. The charge can still be read in the Army's own official histories. Yet the 24th left more blood on the field than their white comrades - if they did bug out, they must have been running the wrong way. It's a good thing we weren't with Custer," one black GI muttered - "they'd have blamed the whole thing on us." The 24th won the first battle of the war, won its division's first Medal of Honor, and guarded the shortest and most vulnerable road to Pusan. If the port had fallen, the war would have been lost, leaving a red dagger pointed at Japan. It did not fall. That winter, after the Chinese attacked, the entire American army bugged out in perhaps the worst military disaster in American history. "That," said another black veteran, "was when I learned that whites could run as fast as blacks." This is the story of those unsung heroes, who helped turn the Communist tide for the first time. The men bring that forgotten war and their own unsung bravery to life in their own sometimes funny, often heart-breaking, and always exciting words.

Bloody Ground

Author: John F. Day
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ISBN: 9780783775890
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Tales And Trails Of Wakarusa

Author: A.M Harvey
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3752327294
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Reproduction of the original: Tales and Trails of Wakarusa by A.M Harvey

Bloody Ground

Author: John F. Day
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ISBN: 9780813152141
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John F. Day's stark description of life in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky in the 1930s is a classic of Appalachian literature, "an eloquent preface," as Thomas D. Clark has written, to what became "a broader state and national concern about Appalachia." Published on the eve of the Second World War, Bloody Ground was greeted at first with acclaim-and, in some quarters, indignation-but then was almost forgotten as the nation's attention focused on the war. In the forty years that have passed since the writing of Bloody Ground, dramatic changes have swept over Appalachia, but the dilemma that John Day described has not been resolved.

The Romance Of American History

Author: M. SCHELE DE VERE
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The Oxford Dictionary Of American Quotations

Author: Hugh Rawson
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195168232
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Collects the words of Americans from all walks of life, presenting more than five thousand entries in a browser-friendly, cross-referenced, and single-column format that encompasses more than five hundred topics.

Tex S Bloody Ground

Author: Jason H. Campbell
Editor: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781456054311
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Arizona S Dark And Bloody Ground

Author: Earle Robert Forrest
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ISBN: 9780816508532
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Strange Tales Of The Dark And Bloody Ground

Author: Christopher K. Coleman
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781558536616
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Offers forty tales of mysterious events and hauntings in Tennessee, including ghostly encounters with Andrew Jackson and Elvis Presley, the curse of the Grand Ole Opry, and the day it rained snakes in Memphis