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To Hazard All: A Guide to the Maryland Campaign, 1862

To Hazard All: A Guide to the Maryland Campaign, 1862. By Robert Orrison and Kevin R Pawlak. Savas-Beatie, 2018. Reviewed for the TVCWRT by Lee Hattabaugh. Although I was unable to attend the special December meeting of the TVCWRT, I was told the... Continue Reading →

The Million-Dollar Man Who Helped Kill a President

George Washington Gayle and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by Christopher Lyle McIlwain, Sr. El Dorado Hills:  Savas Beatie LLC, 2018; Reviewed by Emil L. Posey, Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table President Lincoln was reviled by many in the Confederacy,... Continue Reading →

The Maps of Fredericksburg

The Maps of Fredericksburg. Bradley M. Gottfried. Savas Beatie (2018). 331 pages, 124 full-page color maps. Reviewed by John Scales.   The Maps of Fredericksburg is a very complete exposition of the campaign leading from Antietam (September 1862) to the... Continue Reading →

September Mourn

September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietam Battlefield, by Alann Schmidt and Terry Barkley, El Dorado Hills:  Savas Beatie LLC, 2018, a Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table Review by Emil L. Posey The Dunker Church is no stranger to... Continue Reading →

Alabama and the Civil War: A History and Guide

Alabama and the Civil War: A History & Guide, by Robert C. Jones, The History Press, Charleston, South Carolina, 192 pages, $14.26, 2017. Review by Arley McCormick The book should have another subtitle; South of the Tennessee River. But, even... Continue Reading →

General Grant and the Rewriting of History

General Grant and the Rewriting of History, Frank P. Varney, Savas Beatie, El Dorado Hills, California, 2018, $19.95. Review by Ed Kennedy While revisionist history generally has pejorative connotations, General Grant and the Rewriting of History by Dr. Varney is... Continue Reading →

Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and Kindness

Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and Kindness.  Mark J. Crawford, Savas Beatie, LLC, El Dorado Hills, California. 2017, 177 pages, $18.95. Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table Review by Edwin L. Kennedy, Jr  ... Continue Reading →

Grant

Ron Chernow is a renowned biographer in the fields of business and finance, and American politics.  He won the National Book Award in 1990 for his first book, The House of Morgan, and his second book, The Warburgs, won the... Continue Reading →

Challenges of Command in the Civil War: Volume One, Generals and Generalship

Challenges of Command in the Civil War: Volume One, Generals and Generalship, By Richard J. Sommers, Savas Beatie Publishers, 2018, Reviewed by David Lady, President; Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table. Richard Sommers’ fame as a historian rests on forty... Continue Reading →

A Vast Sea of Misery and A Strange and Blighted Land

A Vast Sea of Misery, A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1 – November 20, 1863, by Gregory A. Coco, El Dorado Hills:  Savas Beatie LLC, 2017, a Tennessee Valley Civil War... Continue Reading →

The War Outside My Window

The War Outside My Window. Edited by Janet Elizabeth Croom. Savas Beatie, 2018.418 pages. Review by former President, John Scales    The War Outside My Window is a very interesting and entertaining find, a diary written by a teenage boy who... Continue Reading →

Silent Sentinels

Silent Sentinels, A Reference Guide to the Artillery at Gettysburg, by George W. Newton, El Dorado Hills:  Savas Beatie LLC, 2017, A Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table review by Emil L. Posey, In the US Army, Field Artillery is... Continue Reading →

Death, Disease, and Life at War

Death, Disease, and Life at War, The Civil War Letters of Surgeon James D. Benton, IIIth and 98th New York Infantry Regiments, 1862 – 1865, by Christopher E. Loperfido, 139 pages, Savas Beatie, 2018, a Tennessee Valley Civil War Round... Continue Reading →

“The Bloody Fifth”

“The Bloody Fifth”, The 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood’s Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 2: Gettysburg to Appomattox, by John F. Schmutz, 367 pages, Savas Biety, 2017, a Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table review by Arley McCormick.... Continue Reading →

The Generals of Shiloh, Character in Leadership, April 6 – 7, 1862

Author Larry Tagg introduces the General Officer leadership in the Army of the Tennessee, the Army of Ohio, and the Army of the Mississippi in the context of the Battle at Shiloh. General Ulysses Grant, General Don Carlos Buell, General Albert Sidney Johnston, General P.G.T. Beauregard, General Braxton Bragg, General Leonidas Polk were mostly inexperienced commanders of large formations in battle. But, what of the other Generals that fought?

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