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Dissonance: The Turbulent Days Between Fort Sumter and Bull Run

Civil War David Detzer pulls the drama from this pivotal moment in American history straight from the pages of diaries letters and newspapers With an eye for detail and an ear for the voices of average citizens he beautifully captures the tense miasmic atmosphere of these first chaotic days of war. This was a surprisingly good book I ve read several books on the Civil War and I had a decent grasp of the timeline leading up to the Battle of Bull Run However this book focused on a very short time period often glossed over by most histories While most of us know of the attack on Harper s Ferry Detzer tells us who was behind it I knew of the riots in Balti and that the Capitol was cut off from the rest of Union but Detzer s book describes the confrontation between the 6th Massachusetts and the angry mob He details how the troops made it to Washington eventually by repairing torn up trackI found it difficult to put this book down and I learned of several people I have a new found admiration for

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For two weeks in 1861 Washington DC was locked in a state of panic Would the newly formed Confederate States of America launch its first attack on the Union by capturing the nation’s capital Would Lincoln’s Union fall before it had a chance to fight Wedged between Virginia and Maryland two stat. April of 1865 has been referred to as the month that saved America but April of 1861 may have been just as vital if not so It was during this time that Washington DC sat completely surrounded by two states that were teetering on the verge of secession Once Virginia did leave the Union only Maryland provided the federal government with a connection to the rest of the nation and it was a tenuous connection at bestAbraham Lincoln was clearly out of his league in this early stage of the game and he leaned heavily on General Winfield Scott For his part Scott was keenly aware of the danger facing Washington and began to immediately call for any militia units that could get to DC uickly from loyal northern states The problem was that these militia units would have to travel through Maryland a slave state that might well consider these Yankee troops to be invaders and could easily be pushed into the Confederacy by such an affront to state sovereignty It was also distinctly possible that these militia units might be attacked by not only the people of Maryland but also ultimately by the state militiaIn the meantime Virginia forces had seized the federal armory at Harper s Ferry and the Gosport navy yard near Hampton Virginia Rumors are rampant in DC that the Virginia militia that had taken Harper s Ferry was preparing to move on Washington and many in the Federal City were in a state of panicThe uestions that arise from this drama involve the decision making process on both sides and the ultimate uestion is of course whether Washington DC was ever in any real danger Did the Confederacy in fact lose it s only real chance for ultimate victory during this time period David Detzer has done an admirable job in this book of not only bringing this evolving drama to life but also of answering these uestions in a clear and concise mannerThis book reads much like a great historical drama and the author s writing style is superbly readable It is rare for the author of a history book to achieve such a sense of drama since the reader usually already knows the outcome Detzer has accomplished this however and although I was keenly aware of what was about to happen at every turn I had a tough time putting the book down This invigorating writing style is often derisively referred to as popular history but Detzer blows the sides off of that old mold by not only offering new information but also keen observations that cut directly to the heart of this eventful period of American history No hero of American history is spared criticism when criticism is due and conversely even Ben Butler is praised when his actions merit itThis is the story of those fateful days of April and May of 1861 and it is a story that is well told by this supremely able author This book is well researched very well written and the story is told from the point of view of both governments as well as the lowliest private in the Pennsylvania militia It is a story upon which the fate of the United States once turned


10 thoughts on “Dissonance: The Turbulent Days Between Fort Sumter and Bull Run

  1. says:

    After shots were fired and all sides realized that a Civil War was truly on the scramble for positioning began Washington wa

  2. says:

    I made it halfway through before stopping This isn't new territory and is so damn boring Pick a better book abou

  3. says:

    April of 1865 has been referred to as the month that saved America but April of 1861 may have been just as vital

  4. says:

    Starts off really strong especially his description of the Pratt Street Riots but the narrative dries out uickly The last few pages try to make something of the book that it didn't set out to do The subject matter is often glanced over in studies of the conflict but I really had to push myself to get through the second half

  5. says:

    Some interesting points and well written in terms of easy to read Somewhat loose interpretation of a few events that I am familiar with from other sources Some very good sections and some ordinary and some interpretations that I’m a little uneasy about

  6. says:

    magnificent to be able to sueeze that much meaning and make it a fun read out of so brief a period in history was truly amazing

  7. says:

    Date read is a guess This is an excellent look at how both sides scrambled between the first shots and the first major battle and explains a lot about why the war took the turns it did

  8. says:

    David Detzer's discussion of the events that followed Fort Sumter in the early days of the Civil War is an instant classic for Civil War readers There are few books that really take the time to look at the time between the fall of Fort Sumter and the first major engagement of Bull Run and how the country uickly spiraled ou

  9. says:

    This was a surprisingly good book I've read several books on the Civil War and I had a decent grasp of the timeline leading up to the

  10. says:

    I read this book after reading Detzer's 'Allegiance' Fort Sumter 'Donnybrook' Bull Run and was disappointed at the writing in 'Dissonance' The extremely casual writing style was grating it almost seemed as if he were writing for chil

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