I received the Fall 2009 Society of Civil War Historians newsletter today. Mostly it lists the Civil War related sessions at the upcoming Southern Historical Association‘s conference in Louisville, KY in November.
By far the best thing in this issue of the newsletter is Mark Grimsley’s review of Battle: the Nature and Consequences of Civil War Combat, a collection of essays edited by Kent Gramm. I reviewed the collection in brief for America’s Civil War last year, and there’s only so much one can do with the “in brief” format. Prof. Grimsley gave the essays by GNMP historian Scott Hartwig and Dr. Bruce Evans high marks, but skewered the remaining four with considerable flair. Check it out – it should be in your mailbox today, unless you’re not a member. You can fix that by going here.