Monday, July 16, 2012

Booknotes IV (July '12)

New Arrivals:

1. Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans edited by Hampton Newsome, John Horn, and John G. Selby (U of Va Press, 2012).

George Bernard fought with the 12th Virginia during the war, publishing several decades later a compilation of participant accounts of the regiment's campaigns under the title War Talks of Confederate Veterans. A second volume was planned but not completed. However, a series of Bernard papers discoveries has allowed modern editors the opportunity to piece together the old manuscript. Civil War Talks contains Bernard's war diary, speeches, and letters, along with a number of veteran accounts from both sides of Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, and Appomattox.

2. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield: Civil War Collection by Anita L. Roberts and Savannah G. Roberts (Arcadia Pub, 2012).

Part of the popular Images of America series, this book of captioned images samples the substantial photographic collection housed at the Wilson's Creek archive.

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