Sunday, June 24, 2012
"A Civil War Campaign Through Missouri"
While browsing the online listings, I recently came across a newly released small press book [A Civil War Campaign Through Missouri Compiled by Dennis Hood. Trans. and introduced by Stephen Trobisch. Edited by Cynthia Johnson] that is both a transcription and a translation of a Civil War memoir based upon the February 1862 sections of a campaign journal penned by an anonymous German soldier. This period encompasses the early Missouri and Arkansas stages of what would be the Pea Ridge Campaign. The memoir's existence was news to my go to guy for all things CW Missouri as well, but he was able to direct me to the publisher's page for it, which also contains a nice little sample. It looks like a nice production worthy of a look.