America’s Civil War: January 2010

29 10 2009

Jan 10 ACW cvr

Inside this issue of America’s Civil War:

  • in the news, somebody paid $39k for Confederate Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee’s gauntlets and sash, and the grave of Confederate financier Charles Kuhn Prioleau was “discovered” in England;
  • an interview with Ed Bearss;
  • Frank Van Der Linden on Confederate General Joe Johnston’s feud with President Jefferson Davis;
  • Robert Behre on Why Cotton got to be King;
  • Joan Waugh on Ulysses S. Grant, The Celebrity Soldier;
  • Three Kunhardts examine The Burden of War on Lincoln through photographs;
  • Blogger and author Michael Hardy on Irvin McDowell, The Most Unpopular Man in America (I’ll have a review of this here after I read it);
  • Jon Guttman on The Man Who Shot A. P. Hill;
  • my Six-Pack reviews pair up
    • No Peace for the Wicked: Northern Protestant Soldiers in the American Civil War (David Rolf) with The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865 (Susannah Ural);
    • Lee in the Low Country: Defending Charleston and Savannah, 1861-1862 (Daniel J. Crooks, Jr) with Siege Train: The Journal of a Confederate Artilleryman in the Defense of Charleston (Arthur Manigault);
    • The Ship Killers: The Definitive Illustrated History of the Torpedo Boat (Joe Hinds) with Ellet’s Brigade: The Strangest Outfit of All (Chester Hearn).

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