Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hampton Newsome's 1864 North Carolina project

When I reviewed James White's New Bern and the Civil War a short time ago, I mentioned how thin the published literature was on the topic, in particular coverage of the 1863-64 Confederate attempts to retake the coastal city, which at the time was one of the largest in the state and occupied by Union forces since the 1862 Burnside Expedition.

Now it appears that another author, Hampton Newsome, is also throwing his hat into the ring. It's funny how often that happens. Last month he announced that his next book, "an in-depth study of Confederate efforts to seize Federal bases in eastern North Carolina during the first several months of 1864," is under contract with University Press of Kansas. For more information, go here.

No release date estimate or title yet.


  1. Have you read any of William R. Trotter's three volume series on Civil War in North Carolina?

    1. I flipped through them years ago and decided they weren't for me. The author himself described them to me as beach reading history.


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