Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Booknotes IV (May '11)

New Arrivals:

1. Confederate Generals in the Western Theater, Vol. 3: Essays on America's Civil War edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. (Univ of Tenn Pr, 2011).

This new The Western Theater in the Civil War series volume is comprised of ten original essays from subject experts. Like the other two books, A.S. Johnston and Beauregard appear again, with the rest of the chapters covering a mixture of other well known and lesser well known general officers -- Leonidas Polk, S.B. Buckner, Martin L. Smith, Daniel W. Adams [from Jane], William Preston, Joseph Finegan, S.D. Lee, and Hiram Granbury. 

2. Dear Friend Amelia, the Civil War Letters of Private John Tidd (Six Mile Creek Pr, 2011).

Tidd was a private in the 109th New York and this book contains several dozen of his letters, which were discovered in several locations. The book also has its own website.


  1. Hi Drew

    Looking forward to this 3rd volume. I found the other two very interesting. This book is part of that new series by U.Tenn. Press. Will be curious to see what they publish next.

    Don Hallstrom

  2. Don,
    I don't know what's next, but I hope it will be one of the Trans-Miss. volumes.


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