Saturday, June 3, 2017

Confederate Generals in the Western Theater, Volume 4

If you've been wondering, like I have, about the current state of UT Press's Confederate Generals in the Western Theater anthology series, the fall catalog from UT Press announces that Volume 4, the final entry, will be released in October. Edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt, with the addition of Thomas Schott since the passing of Art Bergeron, Volume 4's essay collection will feature ten generals:
Among them "C. David Dalton on the death of Felix Zollicoffer at the Battle of Mill Springs in Kentucky; Roger Durham on Robert E. Lee’s leadership early in the war of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida; Brian S. Wills on Abraham Buford’s behind-the-scenes contributions to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s famous exploits; the late Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. on the achievements and failings of Gideon J. Pillow; James M. Prichard on John Hunt Morgan and his “last Kentucky raid”; and Keith S. Bohannon on Edward C. Walthall, a Virginia lawyer who overcame his lack of prior military experience to become one of the ablest generals in any of the war’s theaters. Some essays offer full biographies of their subjects; others focus on a single campaign."
I will be sad to see this one go. I guess four western theater and two T-M volumes was a pretty good run.

Current Titles (all reviewed on the site)
Confederate Generals in the Western Theater, Vol. 1: Classic Essays on America’s Civil War
Confederate Generals in the Western Theater, Vol. 2: Essays on America’s Civil War
Confederate Generals in the Western Theater, Vol. 3: Essays on America's Civil War

Confederate Generals in the Trans-Mississippi, Vol. 1: Essays on America's Civil War
Confederate Generals in the Trans-Mississippi, Vol. 2: Essays on America's Civil War

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