Acquisitions or review copies received this month:
1. A Wisconsin Yankee in the Confederate Bayou Country: The Civil War Reminiscences of a Union General by Halbert Eleazer Paine, ed. by Samuel C. Hyde, Jr. (LSU Press, 2009).
Paine's writings [compiled and edited by Hyde, with some annotation] are useful as source material for the 1862-1863 campaigns in southeast Louisiana and Mississippi (he lost a leg at Port Hudson).
2. The Shiloh Campaign edited by Steven E. Woodworth (SIU Press, 2009).
I put together a short preview of his book back in February. I haven't read any of the articles yet but the presentation looks pretty spare overall, with no photos and only light cartography -- e.g. the essay detailing Stuart's Day-One defense of the Federal left has no map at all. I hope Woodworth rejoins Civil Warriors someday; I liked his posts.
3. The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln: The Story of America's Most Reviled President by Larry Tagg (Savas-Beatie, 2009).
I think the broad range of fronts criticizing and attacking Lincoln during his presidency have been pretty well documented in the literature, so it appears the original angle that Tagg is asserting is based upon his bringing it all together in a single volume.