Civil War Chatroom Book Chat
This is a  Civil War book discussion that was scheduled and held in the Civil War Home Chatroom.  What you see is the chat between the members as it occurred.  Each session consisted of discussing 2 or 3 chapters of the selected book and lasted about 1-1 1/2 hours.

A Little Short of Boats
The Fights at Ball's Bluff and Edwards Ferry
James A. Morgan III

". . . .to the victorious Confederates, it was the Battle of Leesburg.  The badly beaten Federals named it for the imposing fortress-like rocky precipice on the northern side of the Potomac near Washington, D.C. - Ball's Bluff.  Fought three months to the day after First Manassas (bull run) and another in a long line of Federal defeats during the first year of the war - the battle was, as author James Morgan puts it, "a reconnaissance mission gone bad. . . ."

Table of Contents


I. All Quiet Along The Potomac
(Chat for Chapters 1,2, & 3)

3. At the First Symptom of Light

5. A Little Short of Boats

7.  No Lizards Ever Got Closer to the Ground Than We Did

Conclusion: Success to the Right



2. A Slight Demonstration

4. None Too Good to Die In
(Chat for Chapters 4 & 5)

6. With the Steady Tread of Veterans
(Chat For Chapters 6 & 7)

8. Where All Was Lost Excepting Honor
Chat For Chapter 8 & Conclusion)