A double-release weekend treat from Camp Pope Publishing:
1. CONFEDERATE "TALES OF THE WAR" IN THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI, Part Four: 1864. From Winter Camp to Pleasant Hill and Jenkins' Ferry. Unwritten Chapters of the Civil War West of the River, vol. VII. Edited by Michael Banasik and Brenda F. Banasik (2015). 6 x 9 paperback, illustrations, maps, notes, appendices, bibliography, index. 288 pp. $17.95.
From the description: "Part Four of Confederate "Tales of the War" contains only those [St. Louis Missouri Republican] articles dealing with events of spring 1864, from the Confederate perspective, including the Red River Campaign, the Camden Expedition, and the Battles of Pleasant Hill, Poison Spring, Marks' Mill, and Jenkin's Ferry. Appendices include biographies and detailed Confederate orders of battle."
2. THE MILITARY DESTRUCTION OF SLAVERY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 1861–1864 & THE RISE OF THE USCT by Bob Schmidt (2015). 8 ½ x 11 paperback, illustrations, maps, index. 376 pp. $25.
Schmidt is the author of numerous Civil War in SE Missouri studies and his new book stresses the key role of the US Army in emancipating slaves. Also included are unit histories for some USCT formations.
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