Civil War ghosts & legends /
Nancy Roberts.
New York : MetroBooks, 2002, c1992.
183 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
1586635662, 9781586635664
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New York : MetroBooks, 2002, c1992.
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Originally published: Columbia, S,C. : University of South Carolina Press, 1992, as: Civil War stories and legends.
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A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Nancy Roberts is a popular Southern writer who frequently lectures on folklore and creative writing. She received a degree in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina. The author of more than twenty books, she grew up listening to her father's stories of the War Between the States and often accompanied him to many of the battle sites during her childhood. Her work has earned her the title of "custodian of the twilight zone" from Southern Living magazine. Roberts lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and research partner, Jim Brown
Main Description
The countless horrible deaths and bloody strife of the Civil War have always haunted America--as these eerie stories reveal, and sometimes literally. The turbulence of that era has left us with extraordinary tales that serve as a reminder of the heroism displayed and the torture endured by the soldiers of both sides. A man from Harper's Ferry, bearing a striking resemblance to John Brown, is often asked to pose for photographs; but his image never appears when they are developed. The ghost of a murdered captain appears before his colonel and reveals who did the killing. A reenactment of J. E. B. Stuart's famous ride becomes a frightening reality as one man witnesses his great grandfather's fall in battle a hundred years prior. These, and other legends, uniquely blend suspense, mystery, and history.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
It Always Comes at Dark (Johnson's Island, Ohio)p. 1
Andersonville's Ghost Raiders (Andersonville, Georgia)p. 10
The Angel of Marye's Heights (Fredericksburg, Virginia)p. 24
"Yankees" Save Lee's Army (Antietam, Maryland)p. 33
Fort Davis and the Telltale Roses (Fort Davis, Texas)p. 39
Late Homecoming (Gaines Mill, Virginia)p. 46
A Mystic Power at Gettysburg (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)p. 60
The Hauntings at Fort Monroe (Fort Monroe, Virginia)p. 70
The Man Who Won't Stay Dead (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia)p. 79
The Haunting of McRaven (Vicksburg, Mississippi)p. 90
No Rites for a Rebel (Near Linney's Corner, Virginia)p. 101
Richmond's Union Heroine (Richmond, Virginia)p. 116
The Slave and the Straw Hat (Charleston, South Carolina)p. 131
The Spy of Morehead City (Outer Banks of North Carolina)p. 141
The Timely Apparitions (Petersburg, Virginia)p. 161
The Night Train Passes (Near Albany, New York)p. 165
"Ghost" Frightens New Englanders (Near Kinston, North Carolina)p. 170
The Victor's Walk (Edgerton, Wisconsin)p. 173
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