Acquisitions or review copies received this month:
1. The Prairie Was on Fire: Eyewitness Accounts of the Civil War in the Indian Territory by Whit Edwards (Oklahoma Historical Society, 2001). I posted a short review of this work in 2007 (follow above link), but wanted to get my own copy before it went out of print.
2. The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 ed. by Gary W. Gallagher (Univ. of N. Carolina Press, 2009). Softcover reprint of the 2006 hardcover edition.
3. The Southern Strategy: Britain's Conquest of South Carolina and Georgia, 1775-1780 by David K. Wilson (Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2008). I like the look of this book -- extraordinary maps and OBs. I thought it might be interesting to compare the approach the British took during the Revolutionary War when they captured Charleston and the failed U.S. strategies attempted during the Civil War. Of course, given the technological differences between eras, the usefulness of any conclusions is questionable. This new edition, published last year, is a paperback reprint of the 2005 hardcover.