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Received Earl Hess’ new book The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat: Reality and Myth today. I’m always a little uncomfortable with books with “myth” in the title since it often means that the author has a point of view that he intends to stick with regardless, but I’m keeping an open mind. So far I haven’t had time to do much more than look thru the chapter on “The Art of Skirmishing.”
Hess refers to my book frequently but there are obvious areas of disagreement, even tho we both use much the same source material. This is not necessarily a criticism since there is not a lot of source material on Confederate sharpshooters. Hess did find one I’d missed—the order book of Rodes-Battle’s brigade in the National Archives—and generously shared it with me.
Will do a review once I’ve had a chance to digest it, and after a couple more that are in front of it, one of which is Fear in North Carolina, published right here in Asheville by another micropublisher, Reminiscing Books.
I had the pleasure of having lunch with one of the authors, Rick Russell. The book is the compiled journals of Cornelia Henry and covers the years between 1861 and 1868, a time of great trial for the people in the mountains and in the South generally.
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