Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Booknotes IV (Nov '14)

New Arrivals:

1. The Chickamauga Campaign - A Mad Irregular Battle: From the Crossing of the Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22 - September 19, 1863 by David A. Powell (Savas Beatie, 2014).

Throw away your other Chickamauga books.

2. Unionists in Virginia: Politics, Secession and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War by Lawrence M. Denton (The Hist Pr, 2014).

This book traces the unsuccessful efforts of Virginia Unionists (among them George Summers, John Brown Baldwin, John Janney and Jubal Early) to strike a political solution to the secession crisis and avert Civil War.


  1. Hi Drew
    Volume 1 of Dave Powell's Chickamauga does look impressive.


  2. Hi Drew, all. Thanks for noting David's new Chickamauga study.

    This is one of my favorite campaigns (from Tullahoma, its true prelude, to the hills of Chattanooga), helping him edit and arrange it was a real pleasure. He does such good work and is so knowledgeable and easy to work with. DP treats the battle as a three-day affair, and he is correct in my opinion. I hope everyone enjoys it. We took a lot of extra time and effort to format a handsome book that should also stand the test of time. On to Part II. And Part III. Oh my.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Have a peaceful day with your family and friends and be thankful for all you have.

    TP Savas


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