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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Webb Black Garrison  

Pen Name: Webb Garrison


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1919 in Covington, Georgia

Died: July 20, 2000

-- Webb Black Garrison on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Mr. Garrison was president of McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois, 1957-60.

Biographical and Professional Information

Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College, wrote more than 55 books, including ''Civil War Curiosities'' and'' Civil War Trivia and Fact Book''. Before his death in 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.

Published Works

  • Civil War Trivia and Fact Book: Unusual and Often Overlooked Facts About America's Civil War, Thomas Nelson, 1992
  • Creative Minds in Desperate Times, Rutledge Hill Press, 1997
  • The Amazing Civil War, Rutledge Hill Press, 1998,
  • 2000 Questions and Answers About the Civil War, Gramercy Books, 1998,
  • Amazing Women of the Civil War: Fascinating True Stories of Women Who Made a Difference, Thomas Nelson, 1999
  • True Tales of Civil War, Gramercy Books, 2000,
  • What`s In A Word, Rutledge Hill Press, 2000,
  • More Civil War Curiosities, Rutledge Hill Press, 2000,
  • The Unknown Civil War, Cumberland House Publications, 2000,
  • The Treasury of Civil War Tales, Rutledge Hill Press, 2000,
  • Strange Battles of the Civil War, Cumberland House Publications, 2002,
  • The Encyclopedia of Civil War Usage, Cumberland House Publications, 2002,

Selected Titles At Your Library

Civil War trivia and fact book /
ISBN: 1558531602. OCLC Number:

Rutledge Hill Press,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©1992.

Provides answers to questions on the personalities, statistics, places, weapons, and events of the Civil War.

Creative minds in desperate times :
ISBN: 1558535446. OCLC Number:

Rutledge Hill Press,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©1997.

The amazing Civil War :
ISBN: 1567313043. OCLC Number:

MJF Books,. New York :. ©1998.

True tales of the Civil War :
ISBN: 0517162660. OCLC Number:

Gramercy Books,. New York :. 2000.

A collection of fifty-two true stories recounting unusual events of the Civil War era.

Amazing women of the Civil War /
ISBN: 1558537910. OCLC Number:

Rutledge Hill Press,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©1999.

Celebrates the Civil War contributions and exploits of such women spies, soldiers, journalists, doctors, and nurses as Harriet Tubman, Belle Boyd, Elizabeth Van Lew, Lucy Hayes, and Pauline Cushman.

More Civil War curiosities /
ISBN: 1558533664. OCLC Number:

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A collection of anecdotes and stories about ususual people, places, and events that occurred during the Civil War.

The unknown Civil War :
ISBN: 1581821220. OCLC Number:

Cumberland House,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©2000.

A treasury of Civil War tales.
ISBN: 1558537163. OCLC Number:

Rutledge Hill ;. Nashville, Tenn. :. 2000.

Strange battles of the Civil War /
ISBN: 158182226X. OCLC Number:

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In this engaging survey of twenty-three battles of the American Civil War, several of these peculiarities are highlighted. These intriguing tales include naval engagements, naval battles against land forces, cover-ups and scapegoats, unexpected combat, and military blunders.

The encyclopedia of Civil War usage :
ISBN: 1581822804. OCLC Number:

Cumberland House,. Nashville :. ©2001.

There are few systematic guides to the language used by the generation that fought the American Civil War. In the 150 years since the great conflict, our language has changed, and as meanings have become obscure or lost, links with this vibrant past have dissolved and much of that which had meaning to our forefathers no longer has the same meaning to us.