Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Some noteworthy but obscure Shiloh books
Sean Dail, in a posting on his blog from last week, was wondering if anyone had read the O. Edward Cunningham dissertation "Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862" (LSU, 1966). I haven't, but in an interview over at the Civil War Forum, Stacy Allen recommended it as a battle study of note, especially for the day-one action. He also praised "The Battle of Shiloh and the Organizations Engaged," (OP) by Major David W. Reed. They both sound like something I'd like to get my hands on someday. When David Woodbury told me a few months ago about the old transcripts from the Forum's archives, these were certainly the two books that stuck out.