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1062Columbus, Georgia 1865 - Book Release - March 12, 2010

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  • nactorman
    Feb 17, 2010
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      February 17, 2010




      Dear Friends of the Clapp Factory Cemetery,




        This message is to announce the upcoming release of Columbus,
      Georgia 1865: The Last True Battle Of The Civil War (University of
      Alabama Press: Tuscaloosa, 2010), and to extend an invitation to members
      to attend the official book release. The Book release event will be held
      at The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus from 5:00-8:00PM
      on Friday March 12, 2010. 

        

      About the Book:




      Columbus, Georgia 1865: The Last True Battle Of The Civil War 




      In this work, Charles A. Misulia, a lifelong student of the Civil War
      and expert on the Battle of Columbus, provides a comprehensive study of
      the Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, conflict. The struggle occurred in
      the dark of night, extended over a mile and a half through a series of
      forts and earthworks, and was finally decided in an encounter on a
      bridge a thousand feet in length. 




      Misulia presents the first 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. As such, this book fills in an important
      detail in the grand account of our cataclysmic national struggle
      and also adds a significant chapter to the history of an important
      regional city. 




      In addition, Misulia bravely takes on the long-vexing question of which
      encounter should be seen as the last "battle" of the Civil War
      and argues persuasively that Columbus, Georgia, qualifies for this
      distinction on a number of counts. 




      "A lean, well-written, compelling narrative of the Battle of
      Columbus, Georgia. It begins with the larger context of James H.
      Wilson's massive cavalry campaign through Alabama and Georgia in the
      waning days of the war, and carries the story through the destruction of
      Columbus by Wilson's troops in the aftermath of the battle on April
      16, 1865. It is so detailed, deeply researched, and meticulous that I
      feel completely confident in declaring that it will be the definitive
      account of this battle." 

      —Lawrence F. Kohl, editor of The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns and
      The Story of the 116th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of
      the Rebellion




      Event Schedule: This is a Free Event. The Public is Welcomed.




      5:00-7:00 PM - Museum Opens - Meet The Author - Book Signing




      7:00-7:30 PM - Introduction - Book Debut - Author's Presentation




      7:30 - 8:00 PM - Book Signing Continues - Meet The Author




      For More Information:

      The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus

      1002 Victory Drive

      Columbus, GA 31901

      Ph: (706) 327-9798

      E-mail: director@... <mailto:director@...>

      Website: www.portcolumbus.org <http://www.portcolumbus.org>  












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