Friday, May 30, 2008

Kirby Ross on Civil War Talk Radio today

Newspaperman Kirby Ross is a very impressive avocational historian of the much understudied Civil War in SE Missouri. Today, he was interviewed by Gerald Prokopowicz on Civil War Talk Radio about Ross's edited new edition of the Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand: The Renowned Missouri Bushwhacker.

Follow this link to the show's webpage and look for the three-part 5/30/08 program. For me, the best part of the interview is the part three discussion about the region's troubling historiography.

5 comments:

  1. Drew,

    I'm listening to it right now. I should have a sumary up at TOCWOC here shortly. I'm about 2/3 of the way through. This has been an interesting one. I had never heard of Hildebrand before now.

    Brett

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  2. Brett,
    The news about his new writing project is very interesting. Very little is published about Missouri State Militia units let alone a complete book-length regimental history.

    Drew

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  3. I was thinking the same thing. I'll have to go check out that unit (he said the 3rd during the interview, right?) in James McGhee's new book.

    Brett

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  4. Brett,
    Yes, it was the 3rd, but you won't find it in Jim's book. They fought on the other side. MSM units were raised by the state but paid and equipped by the Federal govt.

    Drew

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  5. Drew,

    LOL. Obviously this is not an area of expertise for me! Thanks for the heads up. You learn something new every day!

    Brett

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