Sunday, November 8, 2015

Booknotes: The Aftermath of Battle

New Arrival:

The Aftermath of Battle: The Burial of the Civil War Dead by Meg Groeling (Savas Beatie, 2015).

Groeling's book is a bit of a departure from the typical Emerging Civil War series volume in that it doesn't cover a specific military event but rather a subject common to all Civil War battles, the burial of the slain. It examines interment rituals, standards and practices with chapters constructed around individuals, places, and events. Cemeteries, monuments, markers, and museums associated with the history and remembrance of the chapter topics are also discussed, with the series's usual profusion of photographs and other illustrations.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the kind words. Aftermath is indeed different--it tries to look at much more than just the gory stuff. I think the origin of "Taps" is particularly interesting. Again, my thanks! Meg Groeling


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