Today’s mail brought seven, count ‘em, seven new books for review. One is for a full review in Civil War Times; five are for my regular Six-Pack column in America’s Civil War (in a departure, I’ll review five new books and only one older, but that one is among my all time favorite biographies); and one for this blog, fellow blogger John Hoptak’s own Our Boys Did Nobly, pictured at left. As the subtitle says, this 345 page paperback is the story of Schuylkill County, PA Soldiers at the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. I just flipped through it, and see that Mannie Gentile has put art back into maps! I’m gonna move John’s book up to second on my list, right after Suzy Barile’s Undaunted Hearts. Thanks for the nice inscription, John!