Tag: battle of prairie grove

  • Two Good Books on Prairie Grove…And a Wargame

    For those of us with Civil War interests, December 7 also conjures up images of the greatest single march in the entire Civil War, and it didn’t involve Jackson’s foot cavalry.  Instead, it was Herron’s Union forces trying to reach an overexposed Blunt who marched 120 or so miles in frigid December temperatures.  The result […]

  • Reading the War, December 1862

    Reading the War December 1862 We do not have many books from Antietam to Gettysburg.  I have no idea why but it is a fact we have to accept.  Compounding the problem is that several books are out of date or just plain bad.  My recommendations are: The Fredericksburg Campaign by Francis Augustin O’Reilly is […]

  • Civil War Book Review: Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign

    Shea, William L. Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign. The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2009). 368 pages, 41 illustrations, 17 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3315-5 $35.00 (Cloth). How was the Confederacy able to find men, material, arms, ammunition, and food to defend Arkansas in the wake of Earl Van […]

  • North & South Volume 9, Number 3

    North & South Volume 9, Number 3 (June 2006) North & South Web Site Page 4 Editorial Page 8 Albert A. Nofi’s Knapsack Al Nofi’s Knapsack is a regular column in North & South that features vignettes and other reminiscences of the late War Between the States. In this issue, Al discusses topics ranging from […]