Saturday, April 30, 2011

Booknotes VI (April '11)

New Arrivals:

1. Col. Frank Huger, C.S.A.: The Civil War Letters of a Confederate Artillery Officer edited by Thomas K. Tate (McFarland, 2011).

Huger served in the eastern theater and with Longstreet's Corps in the west. There are also a number of Trans-Mississippi letters from his father, General Benjamin Huger contained in the volume.  Tate annotates the material and accompanies the pieces with his own lengthy background narrative.

2. Tennessee in the Civil War: Selected Contemporary Accounts of Military and Other Events, Month by Month compiled by James B. Jones, Jr. (McFarland, 2011).

Jones, a Tennessee Historical Commission staff historian, compiled and chronologically arranges a mass of published and unpublished information (including diaries, letters, newspapers, books, articles, official records, and government reports) about both the military and home fronts in the Volunteer State.

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