Tag Archives: ECW Book Reviews

Book Review: The Assault on Fort Blakeley

The Assault on Fort Blakeley: The Thunder and Lightning of Battle By Mike Bunn The History Press, 2020, $21.99 paperback Reviewed by Sean Michael Chick To understand what Mike Bunn is presenting in The Assault on Fort Blakeley, one really … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unsung Hero of Gettysburg

Unsung Hero of Gettysburg: The Story of Union General David McMurtrie Gregg By Edward G. Longacre University of Nebraska Press, Potomac Books, 2021, $34.95 hardcover Reviewed by Doug Crenshaw “I have seen no officer whom I would prefer to have … Continue reading

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Book Review –Getting Right with Lincoln: Correcting Misconceptions about Our Greatest President

Getting Right with Lincoln: Correcting Misconceptions about Our Greatest President By Edward Steers University Press of Kentucky, 2021, $27.95 hardcover Reviewed by Richard G. Frederick Lincoln historiography has been awash with controversy for the last 150 years.  Disagreements over his … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Greatest Escape

The Greatest Escape: A True Civil War Adventure By Douglas Miller Lyons Press, 2016, $26.95 hardcover Reviewed by Doug Crenshaw Of the thousands of Federal officers who were imprisoned in Richmond’s notorious Libby prison, 109 made a daring attempt to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Courage Above All Things: General John Ellis Wool and the U.S. Military, 1812—1863

Courage Above All Things: General John Ellis Wool and the U.S. Military, 1812—1863 By Harwood P. Hinton Hinton and Jerry Thompson University of Oklahoma Press, 2020, $45.00 hardcover Reviewed by David T. Dixon Like many historical figures who were prominent … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing War and Reunion

Writing War and Reunion:  Selected Civil War and Reconstruction Newspaper Editorials by William Gilmore Simms Edited by Jeffery J. Rogers University of South Carolina Press, 2020, $59.99 hardcover Reviewed by Stephen Davis Thank goodness for the academy. Across the country, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Three-Cornered War

1st Colorado, 1st New Mexico, Battle of Peralta, Juanita. Names not usually and immediately associated with the American Civil War lexicon. Yet far from the gory battlefields of Shiloh and Gettysburg, the conflict that erupted in 1861 also embroiled the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Lincoln Takes Command: The Campaign to Seize Norfolk and the Destruction of the CSS Virginia.”

When the CSS Virginia steamed into Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862 and tore through the Federal ships there, naval warfare changed forever. An ironclad, the Virginia seemed impenetrable as the Federal vessels poured broadside after broadside at her. Though … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Lincoln’s Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24—April 8, 1865”

The historiography of the United States’ 16th president is remarkable. For over 15,000 times, Abraham Lincoln has been the center of focus for historians and students of history. With such an overwhelming amount of research, one wonders if every stone … Continue reading

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Review: “The First Battle for Petersburg: The Attack and Defense of the Cockade City, June 9, 1864”

The First Battle for Petersburg: The Attack and Defense of the Cockade City, June 9, 1864, by William Glenn Robertson. (Savas Beatie: 2015). 3 pages preface, 147 pages main text, Appendix 1: Federal Order of Battle, Appendix 2: Confederate Order … Continue reading

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