Saturday, April 9, 2016
Tim Smith's Henry and Donelson
I'm neither overjoyed with nor particularly dissatisfied with the literature of the Fort Henry and Fort Donelson campaign of February 1862, but historian Timothy Smith is rapidly becoming one of my favorite Civil War military historians and his masterful treatments of Shiloh and Corinth make his upcoming history of Grant's river campaign a welcome bit of book news. Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson is currently scheduled for a Fall '16 release by Kansas. Though done out of order, I would consider this study with Corinth 1862: Siege, Battle, Occupation (2012) and Shiloh: Conquer or Perish (2014) the completion of a 'Twin Rivers Trilogy' (he can borrow that if he wants) accomplished at an impressive Earl Hessian rate of march.