Union Army officer and noted Kentucky historian Edmund L. Starling said of Adam "Stovepipe" Johnson's Confederate raid on Newburgh, "Johnson performed perhaps the most reckless, and yet most successful, military master stroke achieved by any commander of high or low authority, in either army during the war." Thunder from a Clear Sky displays this little-known, but fascinating nugget of Civil War history--the first Confederate military raid to cross the Mason-Dixon Line during the American Civil War, the capture of the thriving river-port community of Newburgh, Indiana. With the politically divided landscape of Civil War Kentucky and the steamboat economy of the Ohio River as its backdrop, the surprising events of July, 1862, build to an improbable climax.
In this story of deception, betrayal, murder, and revenge, Adam Johnson--Kentucky legend, Texas hero, Confederate soldier--conducts a traveling recruiting campaign through the hills of western Kentucky in the summer of 1862. Johnson's crowning effort, his foray onto Northern soil, has the unintended consequence of waking the sleeping giant. Indiana Governor Oliver Morton unleashes an overwhelming counter-offensive that seals the fate of western Kentucky for the remainder of the war.
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Since arriving in the Midwest twenty years ago, Ray Mulesky has immersed himself in the rich Civil War history of Indiana and Kentucky. He lives in Evansville, Indiana, with his wife and son. Please visit the author's official Web site at www.thunderfromaclearsky.com.
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Descrizione libro iUniverse, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Brand new. Unmarked. Shipped promptly with USPS tracking. ; 8.80 X 5.80 X 0.60 inches; 176 pages. Codice libro della libreria 49347
Descrizione libro iUniverse, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0595338526
Descrizione libro iUniverse, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0595338526