Possible Project on Confederate Weapons by Regiment

by Brett Schulte March 7, 2015

UPDATE: I’ve thought this over and I should be able to set space aside on my TOCWOC blog, creating a home page for this effort, and make someone(s) editor(s) to add pages and keep things updated.  Any takers? *** Let me be clear up front that what I’m about to say is an idea only, and […]

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Civil War Book Preview: Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters by Myron J. Smith, Jr.

by Brett Schulte March 2, 2015

Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters:  956 Confederate and Union Naval and Military Personnel, Contractors, Politicians, Officials, Steamboat Pilots and Others by Myron J. Smith, Jr. Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-6967-3 Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-1698-8 149 photos, appendices, bibliography, index 340pp. softcover (8.5 x 11) 2015 Price: $75.00 TOCWOC’s Take: Myron J. Smith’s name is well-known to […]

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Civil War Book Preview: Jefferson Davis’s Flight from Richmond by John Stewart

by Brett Schulte February 23, 2015

Jefferson Davis’s Flight from Richmond: The Calm Morning, Lee’s Telegrams, the Evacuation, the Train, the Passengers, the Trip, the Arrival in Danville and the Historians’ Frauds by John Stewart TOCWOC’s Take: Despite the somewhat odd ending to the subtitle, this book appears to do what the author says it does, “examin[ing] all relevant source material—much of it newly […]

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The Other General: Cassius Clay and the politics of command

by Ned B. February 15, 2015

October 30, 1862 – General George Thomas was annoyed. Thomas believed strongly in the traditions and protocols of the regular army: seniority and service should matter. After learning that his new boss was going to be William Rosecrans, he wrote to General Halleck that “no just cause exists for overslaughing me by placing me under […]

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Civil War Book Preview: Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg,Port Hudson,and the Trans-Mississippi by Donald S. Frazier

by Brett Schulte February 11, 2015

Frazier, Donald S. Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi. (State House Press: February 2015). 469 pages, dozens of illustrations, 35 maps, notes, bibliography, index.  ISBN: 978-1-933337-63-0. $39.99 (Cloth) Donald Frazier, author of the ongoing “Louisiana Quadrille” series published by State House Press, is on the verge of releasing volume 3, Blood […]

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Interview: Road to Atlanta Author Brad Butkovich

by Brett Schulte February 9, 2015

I recently had the good fortune to review Brad Butkovich’s new wargame scenario book The Road to Atlanta: Regimental Wargame Scenarios for the Atlanta Campaign May-June 1864, a look at the first half of the Atlanta Campaign from a miniatures war gaming perspective.  Major battles covered include Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Gilgal Church, and Kennesaw […]

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Author Interview: John Horn, Author of The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864

by Brett Schulte February 6, 2015

John Horn and Savas Beatie have teamed up to produce The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864, a new and improved second edition of his H. E. Howard series book The Petersburg Campaign: The Destruction of The Weldon Railroad: Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern, and Reams Station: August 14-25, 1864.  I contributed to […]

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