Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Civil War in Indian Territory '61-'63: B&G Vol. XXVIII Issue 3

Dominated by old and/or amateurish works, the Civil War in the Indian Territory possesses on the whole one of the most deficient bodies of literature in Civil War historiography, so I was surprised and delighted to find that the next issue of Blue & Gray Magazine will tackle the battles of Chusto-Talasah (Caving Banks), Chustenahlah, Bayou Manard, Old Fort Wayne, Cabin Creek, Devil's Backbone, and Honey Springs. The level of authority that author Michael J. Manning possesses on these subjects is unknown to me, but I really hope he does a good job and I also hope my B&G renewal gets processed in time.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a surprise! Admittedly, I am unfamiliar with the author, but I am truly pleased that the war in the Indian Territory will be highlighted. Thanks for the update.

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  2. IT maps seem to disagree with each other to an unrivaled degree, so it will be interesting to see what the magazine comes up with. The site of the Round Mountain battle is still hotly debated.

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