Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"The Trans-Mississippi News"

I discovered this wonderful newsletter after it had ceased production in 1998, but all the issues are available for free here (note: these are .pdt files so you need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader). I've read them all and they are thoroughly enjoyable. Clark Kenyon of Camp Pope created and published these little gems, which are full of articles, editorials, news, and reviews directed entirely at the war in the Trans-Mississippi west. Additionally, many issues contain special features that are useful for researchers, such as a complete bibliography of Iowa units in the Civil War.


  1. Those are nice little nuggests -- thanks for the link. Too bad he had to cease publication.


  2. I certainly burned up an inkjet cartridge printing them all out way back when! The book information was intriguing, with many interesting sounding works already out-of-print and unobtainable by the time I was able to view the newsletters in their pdf format.


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