Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Booknotes III (May '11)

New Arrivals:

1. Cavaliers of the Brush: Quantrill and his Men edited by Michael E. Banasik (Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop, 2003).

The purchase of this one (Volume V) completes my collection of the Unwritten Chapters of the Civil War West of the River series. This is an annotated collection of Confederate views (mainly southern newspaper accounts) of Quantrill's guerrillas and their activities. As with other books from the series, extensive resource appendices are included.

2. Last to Leave the Field: The Life and Letters of First Sergeant Ambrose Henry Hayward, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteers edited by Timothy J. Orr (Univ of Tenn Pr, 2011).

A new volume from the Voices of the Civil War series, Sgt. Hayward's letters cover his experiences first in the east and then in the western theater beginning with the Chattanooga Campaign. He was mortally wounded in Georgia during the June 1864 Gilgal Church battle.

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