Sunday, August 31, 2014

B&G Volume XXX Issue #6

The last Blue and Gray Magazine issue from Vol. 30 will ship this week.  The subject is the Battle of Tupelo and the author Tom Parson.  Parson also has a book length treatment of the same coming out the following month (good timing) -- Work for Giants: The Campaign and Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg, Mississippi, June-July 1864 -- through Kent State University Press. 

The magazine usually does a fairly good job of varying theaters, but this one will also mark the 15th issue since the beloved General's Tour last ventured into the Trans-Mississippi. I hope the wait for another visit won't be too much longer. 

5 comments:

  1. I am waiting for that next installment about the war in the Indian Territory, and I keep wondering when they're going to do an issue (or multiple ones) about the Red River campaign.

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    1. Hi Jane,
      That is a big hole in their coverage. I asked Dave a few years ago if he had any plans on doing a RR Campaign issue (B&G solicits topics and authors, not the other way around) but don't recall what he said.

      I would also like to see someone do a feature on South Carolina coastal operations. We haven't had anything like that since Pat Brennan's Secessionville piece 15 yrs. ago.

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    2. John FoskettSeptember 01, 2014

      While we're at it, the piece they did on Burnside's NC expedition is 25 years old, IIRC. Since there isn't much on that unusual, successful amphibious campaign, could be time for an updated article.

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    3. That would be a good one. Article and tour details could be pretty sparse in those early issues compared with today's, and it's always nice to be brought up to date on old favorites when it comes to preservation; new signage, land/site acquisitions, and exhibits; current directions, etc.

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    4. John FoskettSeptember 01, 2014

      I believe that was the reason that they recently had an updated feature on Franklin.

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