Friday, May 17, 2019

Booknotes: Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War

New Arrival:
Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War: Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages by Mark Hughes (Savas Beatie, 2019).

As expected, readers of this book will find a style of presentation similar to that of the three other entries in the publisher's Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages series, which includes the author's earlier work The New Civil War Handbook, the The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook, and the companion volume Union Soldiers in the American Civil War.

In Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War, Mark Hughes "employs more than 200 photographs coupled with clear and concise prose broken down into short, easy to understand chapters to better understand these men."

More from the description: "Coverage includes life in camp, weapons, battles, technology, hospitals, prisons, the naval war, artillery, uniforms, and much more. Hughes also discusses African and Native American participation in the war, and the war’s effect on civilians in general and women in particular. Also included is a timeline of the war, dozens of quotations from Confederate soldiers, a complete glossary, and an extensive list of Civil War sites around the country, including contact and website information. Hughes includes a helpful chapter detailing the Civil War on the Internet, listing some of the most comprehensive and popular blogs and websites. He completes his work with a gallery of photographs and the stories of more than 80 Confederate soldiers and a guide to researching your Confederate ancestor."

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