Sunday, January 23, 2022

Coming Soon (February '22 Edition)

**NEW RELEASES1** Scheduled for FEB 2022:

Day by Day through the Civil War in Georgia by Michael Shaffer.
Gettysburg’s Lost Love Story: The Ill-Fated Romance of General John Reynolds and Kate Hewitt by Jeffrey Harding.
Lincoln and the Fight for Peace by John Avlon.
Cleveland and the Civil War by W. Dennis Keating.
Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln's Vital Rival by Walter Stahr.
A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House by Jonathan White.
The Great "What Ifs" of the American Civil War: Historians Tackle the Conflict’s Most Intriguing Possibilities ed. by Chris Mackowski and Brian Matthew Jordan.
Cedar Mountain to Antietam: A Civil War Campaign History of the Union XII Corps, July–September 1862 by M. Chris Bryan.

Comments: A really slow start for 2022 CW titles, with none received so far beyond the one released early back in December. Looking a little ahead, things should pick up in March. On this short list, the Shaffer book is probably the one that catches my eye the most. I'm usually not into alternate history stuff, but the topics explored in the Mackowski/Jordan-edited book look quite interesting.

1 - These monthly release lists are not meant to be exhaustive compilations of non-fiction releases. They do not include non-revised/expanded reprints of previously published books, special editions not distributed to reviewers, and digital-only titles. Works that only tangentially address the war years are also generally excluded. Inevitably, one or more titles on this list will get a rescheduled release (and they do not get repeated later), so revisiting the past few "Coming Soon" posts is the best way to pick up stragglers.


  1. Drew: The Bryan book is an interesting approach to a unit study. Because the Army of Virginia's II Corps was at Bristoe Station during Second Bull Run, the only engagements covered are Cedar Mountain and Antietam. Do we know whether there will be a vol. 2 (similar to Pula's books on the I/XI Corps)?

    1. I don't know yet. As you probably already found out, neither the marketing description nor the intro tell us to expect one.

    2. Hello. I wanted to let you know that I've started research on another volume. I plan for it to cover the period from winter 62/63 through the end of the corps' time in the eastern theater, including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the draft riots. Thanks.
      Chris Bryan

    3. Look forward to reading both. Having grown up in NE Ohio, the 7th and 29th Ohio are of special interest. Any chance you extend your study to its consolidation into XX Corps?

    4. I'm very glad that you're interested. That theater is certainly full of interesting events, but I had better take these books one at a time and see if anyone likes them.

  2. Cleveland Public Library has a great picture of the 7th on Lookout Mountain if you are in need of photos. I am sure you've come across it, but Larry Stevens online Bibliography of Ohio Regiments is invaluable.

    Chris Van Blargan


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