Saturday, November 22, 2014
B&G Volume 31 Issue #1 "The Bermuda Hundred Campaign"
I am aware of only two major Bermuda Hundred Campaign histories, William Glenn Robertson's Back Door to Richmond: The Bermuda Hundred Campaign, April-June 1864 and Herbert Schiller's The Bermuda Hundred Campaign both published in the late 1980s. I read Robertson and liked it very much, but have never opened a copy of Schiller before. Blue and Gray first featured the campaign way back in Vol. VII (presumably with Robertson as author) and they revisit the subject with Schiller in the upcoming first issue of Vol. XXXI. The magazine used to have a 'dueling historians' sidebar every once in a while and I seem to recall Schiller and Robertson pitted against one another on the question of whether Butler was, as the saying went, "corked in a bottle" or not. I don't recall who believed what or which writer made the strongest case but it appears Schiller has another opportunity to state his opinion.
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