Category Archives: The South

Booknote: Beaufort 1849

From the publisher’s web site: After years abroad, Jasper Wainwright returns to Beaufort, South Carolina, home of his unruly youth. Slavery and Sea Island cotton have made this summer seat of plantation owners one of the wealthiest and most cultured … Continue reading

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Kentucky Soldiers and Their Regiments in the Civil War (compiled by Steven L. Wright)

One of the best things about resources available on the American Civil War is that many are published, written or compiled by amateur historians who have developed a niche that few if any professional types would go in the direction … Continue reading

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Historical Markers of Williamson County Tennessee, Revised

Williamson County, Tennessee historian Rick Warwick published the initial volume of Historical Markers of Williamson County Tennessee in 1999. In the past eleven years the county has added an additional 69 two-sided highway markers and 14 Tennessee Civil War Trail … Continue reading

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Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg

Booknote: this book has not been reviewed yet.  Want to be the lead reviewer? Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg- The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War. By Edwin C. Bearss. From the publisher: It’s a poignant irony in American history … Continue reading

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Nelson County: A Portrait of the Civil War

Booknote: this book has not been reviewed yet.  Want to be the lead reviewer? Nelson County: A Portrait of the Civil War (Civil War Series: Kentucky), Arcadia Publishing, 1999. From the publisher: The occupation of Bardstown and Nelson County, Kentucky, … Continue reading

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The 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster

The 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster. by Dennis W. Belcher. Published by McFarland Publishing (800-253-2187) Reviewed by Kraig McNutt. I just have two main issues with this book. One, I wish it were … Continue reading

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The South Carolina Encyclopedia by Walter Edgar

The South Carolina Encyclopedia by Walter Edgar Edition: Hardcover Reviewed by Kraig McNutt. There are single books on South Carolina that are available for the serious student. For example The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: 1514-1861 will give one … Continue reading

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