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Updated: 02/06/2014 08:00:03AM

Author Johnson discusses Civil War burning of Manhattan

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FROM CLINT JOHNSON"S BOOK/map by Patrick Hart

A line of fires started in hotels in Manhattan during the Civil War, set to disrupt the North's financial and business district.

FROM CLINT JOHNSON"S BOOK/map by Patrick Hart

A line of fires started in hotels in Manhattan during the Civil War, set to disrupt the North's financial and business district.

FROM CLINT JOHNSON"S BOOK/map by Patrick Hart

A line of fires started in hotels in Manhattan during the Civil War, set to disrupt the North's financial and business district.

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Clint Johnson will speak about his book, “A Vast and Fiendish Plot: The Confederate Attack on New York City,” at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the DeSoto County Library, 125 N. Hillsborough Avenue, Arcadia. The event is free and open to the public.

Born in the Fish Branch community of Hardee County, Johnson wrote an article about his family that was published in the DeSoto County Historical Society’s “Recollections IV: A Collection of Historical Photographs, Documents, Letters, Diaries, Stories, Recipes, Sayings, and Other Memorabilia about Arcadia and DeSoto County, Florida” published in 2013.

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