Friday, March 05, 2010

Booknotes - Columbus, Georgia, 1865: The Last True Battle of the Civil War

Just in today, Charles Misulia's Columbus, Georgia, 1865: The Last True Battle of the Civil War (Univ. of Alabama Press, 2010) appears at first glance to be quite impressive. I can't say that I ever expected to see a full length battle study of Columbus, but here we have one with all the elements one might wish for -- extensive small scale tactical narrative, numerous maps, supplementary material, etc. The Wilson's Raid literature is still thin, with none of the fighting really covered in much detail and James Pickett Jones's overview Yankee Blitzkrieg (1976) remaining the standard work to this day, so Misulia's work will be a welcome contribution.

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