“Him on the One Side”

4 03 2009

tjFriend Terry Johnston sent me a copy of his book, “Him on the One Side and Me on the Other”: The Civil War Letters of Alexander Campbell, 79th New York Infantry Regiment, and James Campbell, 1st South Carolina Battalion.  I was going to buy it online, but dropped Terry a note just in case he had any for sale himself, since the book is only available on the secondary market.  Terry was kind enough to send me a complimentary, inscribed copy.  Considering that the book is selling for between $45 and $90, that was one heck of a gesture on his part.  The book includes two letters written by Alexander recounting his experience at Bull Run, and I’ll be posting those in the future.  Thanks Terry!








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