The recent Civil War Bloggers Top 10 Gettysburg Books list turned out well, so well that I immediately contacted the members of the Shiloh Discussion Group to see if they would join me in creating another combined list, this time of the Top 7 Shiloh books, which will appear this August at TOCWOC on a permanent page designed for this event. SDG members have been posting their lists of the Top 7 Shiloh books over the last month with a deadline of August 1. The following the combined Shiloh Discussion Group’s list of the Top 7 Shiloh Books.
The rankings below take the combined Top 7 Shiloh books lists of all SDG members posted prior to August 1, 2009. A first place vote is worth seven points, while a seventh place vote is worth one point. Some members listed less than seven books. In those cases a first place vote is still worth seven points, with each successive vote being worth one less point. In other cases voters did not have a specific order. Each book on those lists will be worth 4 points (7+6+5+4+3+2+1=28 total points awarded per list divided by 7 books in the list = 4 points per book).
I’d like to take a moment to thank all of the members of the Shiloh Discussion Group who participated in this event. The end result is a large list of Shiloh books and a great place to go for those looking to get into the study of this fascinating event.
Combined Top 7 Shiloh Books
by O. Edward Cunningham
by Wiley Sword
by Larry J. Daniel
by D.W. Reed
by James Lee McDonough
by Timothy B. Smith
by Shelby Foote
17 points (1 1st place vote)
by Albert Dillahunty
by Timothy B. Smith
10. (tie) War of the Rebellion, Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume 10, Serial 10 and 11
by U.S. Government
by Manning Force
10 points (0 1st place votes)
by Joseph Allan Frank and George A. Reaves
edited by J.F. Wakefield
by B.F. Thomas and Peter Wilson
7 points (1 1st place vote)
by J.W. Rich
by James Arnold
directed by Ira B. Likes
by F.F. Kiner
edited by Jay Luvaas, Stephen Bowman, and Leonard Fullenkamp
by Ulysses S. Grant
by Steven E. Woodworth
by Timothy T. Isbell
edited by David R. Logsdon
by Dr. Ronnie Fullwood
edited by Steven E. Woodworth
by William Preston Johnston
by Myron J. Smith
Note: The battlefield itself was cited as a resource.
26. (tie) Assorted Regimental Histories for Regiments Which Were at Shiloh
Note: Obviously I cannot link to all of the regimental histories for regiments which fought at Shiloh.
by George Witham
by Stacy Allen
by Mark Grimsley and Steven Woodworth
by David W. Reed
31. (tie) Confederate Artillery at the Battle of Shiloh, April 6th and 7th, 1862 (unpublished manuscript)
by Ron Black
Note: Unpublished manuscript of an SDG member
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