Re: New Books/Projects
- Speaking of new books, I was in my local Borders bookstore yesterday
and they had a copy of Michael Ballard's 'Vicksburg'. I browsed
it and was hugely disappointed. There may be some value to this
book, but I was too distracted by its flaws. It seemed like I could
flip it open at random and see something that was questionable, if
not just plain wrong. As a quick example, he states that Buell's
victory at Mill Springs led Johnston to decide to evacuate Columbus,
Kentucky. Most people refer to Mill Springs as Thomas's victory,
since he was the one commanding in the battle. Furthermore, the
order to evacuate Columbus was given by the war department on the
advice of Beauregard and it was done in reaction to the loss of Forts
Henry and Donelson. The paragraph in which Ballard makes this
assertion has endote. The endnote cites some pages in the Official
Records. From the best I can tell, the pages cited have nothing to
do with the claim he makes.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "virginia_cajun"
> Last week I learned that Steve Woodworth has submitted his
> manuscript on the Army of the Tennessee to a publisher but was
> unable to learn the identity of the publisher. Larry Daniel is now
> working on a book about Chickamauga.
> Art Bergeron