2322RE: [civilwarwest] Tullahoma, East Tennessee
- Dec 20, 2000To which I say "amen!" Brian's forward places Hinman in context and the book
deserves more notice as one of the best of the semi-fictional accounts of
the life of an average soldier, to rank along with _Hardtack and Coffee_ and
_Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the ANV_.
JUDY AND BOB HUDDLESTON
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I followed your recommendations on readings about Chickamauga and
Chattanooga with great interest and much pleasure, so now I have another
What should I be reading for background guidance/reference on the
Tullahoma and East Tennessee campaigns? (Either or both.)
I am, you may recall, most interested in a Northern perspective,
especially cavalry, but will accept your recommendations regardless.
It might seem a bit unconventional a recommendation but I'd highly
recommend Wilbur Hinman's incomparable novel, "Corporal Si Klegg and His
Pard". While it is a very lightly fictionalized novel, Hinman was a
veteran of the Army of the Cumberland (he served in the 65th Ohio,
participated in the Tullahoma campaign, and was wounded at Chickamauga.
He enlisted as a private in 1861 and ended the war as a major and acting
lieutenant colonel ). It was originally serialized in the National
Tribune to an extremely enthusiastic reception from Hinman's fellow
veterans. There's an excellent reprint out by J.W. Henry Publishing,
Inc., with a foreword by Brian Pohanka.
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