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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 Edward 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 →

August 9th Round Table Meeting — Alton Military Prison

Thursday, 9 August; Howard Mann presents “The Alton Military Prison”. Howard G. Mann is currently a member of the Nashville Civil War Round Table. Previously, he was a member and former President of the Kansas City Civil War Roundtable (2000... 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 →

“Atlanta Campaign; Peach Tree Creek to the Surrender”, Dr. Stephen Davis

On 14 June, Dr. Stephen Davis speaks on the “Atlanta Campaign; Peach Tree Creek to the Surrender”.  Dr. Stephen Davis is no stranger to the TVCWRT and always provides stimulation presentations. A longtime Atlantean, he has been a “Civil Warrior” since... 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 →

“The Battle of Port Royal”, Mike Coker

Mike Coker describes the battle of Port Royal; On Nov. 7, 1861, a massive U. S. Naval fleet and U. S. Army expeditionary force sailed into Port Royal Sound, South Carolina defeating the outnumbered and outgunned Confederates defending Fort Walker and Fort Beauregard. ... 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 →

Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table’s 25th Anniversary: Book Sale, Music, Dessert

Plan to join us and bring friends to our special monthly meeting on Thursday evening, May 10. It's our 25th anniversary! Come early and stay late! Wear your period dress! Who: Our meetings are free and open to the public.... 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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