Civil War Book Preview: The Battle of Petersburg, June 15–18, 1864 by Sean Chick

by Brett Schulte December 1, 2014

First New Book on the Second Battle of Petersburg in 25 Years Sean Chick’s new book on the Second Battle of Petersburg will be published by Potomac Books in 2015.  I wanted to bring this one to readers’ attention with a sneak peek at the cover as well as some information on the book.  Look […]

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Civil War Book Acquisitions, November 2014, Part 3

by Brett Schulte November 26, 2014

The Chickamauga Campaign:A Mad Irregular Battle: From the Crossing of the Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22-September 19, 1863 by David A. Powell Savas Beatie Format: Hardcover, 696 pages Price: $37.50 ISBN: 978-1-61121-174-0 eBook: 978-1-61121-175-7 On Sale: November 2014 26 maps, 40 images TOCWOC’s Take: Even with all of the excellent Petersburg Campaign […]

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Civil War Book Acquisitions, November 2014, Part 2

by Brett Schulte November 18, 2014

The Last Citadel: Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865 (150th Anniversary Edition) by Noah Andre Trudeau Savas Beatie Format: Hardcover, 552 pages Price: $32.95 ISBN: 978-1-61121-212-9 eBook: 978-1-61121-213-6 On Sale: November 2014 6 x 9, 23 maps and 24 images TOCWOC’s Take: Just in time for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Siege of Petersburg comes this revised […]

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Was General Sherman Smeared?

by Fred Ray November 16, 2014

This being the 150th anniversary of Sherman’s March to the Sea, the venerable New York times has an article questioning just how bad Uncle Billy really was. Seems we have a new crop of historians who think that the Southern demonization of him was unwarranted, a sour grapes myth by the defeated Confederates perpetuated by […]

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Civil War Book Review: “The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg

by Brett Schulte November 10, 2014

Wittenberg, Eric J. “The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg: A History and Walking Tour. (Savas Beatie: October 2014). 288 pages, 79 images, 17 maps, 4 appendices, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-1-61121-208-2 $32.95 (Hardcover). Gettysburg has been done to death and then some.  The dead horse has been beaten so many times it’s disintegrating.  […]

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Civil War Book Acquisitions, November 2014

by Brett Schulte November 8, 2014

It’s been quite awhile since my last book acquisitions post, and now that the 150th anniversary of the Siege of Petersburg is about to go into winter quarters for a bit, posting at TOCWOC should again pick up.  Here are some recent arrivals along with my short comments on each: A Gunner in Lee’s Army: […]

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Sharpshooters on Jackson’s Flank March

by Fred Ray November 6, 2014

Good article on the Civil War Trust web site on Stonewall Jackson’s flank march at Chancellorsville by Robert K. Krick. Using new information Krick gives full credit to the vital role of Maj. Eugene Blackford’s Alabama sharpshooter battalion, and in general how Jackson and Robert Rodes used these new units. While Fitz Lee and his […]

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