Friend 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!
“Him on the One Side”4 03 2009