Columbus, Georgia, 1865: The Last True Battle of the Civil War by Charles A. MisuliaColumbus, Georgia, 1865: The Last True Battle of the Civil War by Charles A. Misulia

Columbus, Georgia, 1865: The Last True Battle of the Civil War

byCharles A. Misulia

Hardcover | March 11, 2010

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An account that will long stand as the definitive treatment
 
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 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 omission 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.
Charles A. Misulia is a Florida attorney and the president of Veteran Arms, LLC, a Georgia-based company specializing in reproductions of historical firearms. He has also worked extensively in historical film and is the author/narrator of Battle of Columbus: Audio Driving Tour and Maps.
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Title:Columbus, Georgia, 1865: The Last True Battle of the Civil WarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.3 inPublished:March 11, 2010Publisher:University of Alabama PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0817316760

ISBN - 13:9780817316761

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"Misulia's excellent research and clear prose make for an enjoyable and instructive read. His narrative clearly follows the action from Alabama to Georgia and then focuses on Columbus. His passion for the subject helps the story, and his work, if viewed as local history, is outstanding. . . . Overall, Misulia provides a wel1-crafted story that allows those interested in the Civil War to delve into battlefield tactics, broader strategies, soldiers' experiences, and civilian concerns at a transitional period from wartime to postwar reconstruction."-The Alabama Review