Re: [civilwarwest] Re: General Grant and his drinking
- In a message dated 6/9/2007 12:43:31 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, DORR64OVI@... writes:BTW, for those interested, Morningside Books has Hafendorfers Battle of Wildcat Mt for 10 bucks.Kent,Dirt cheap for Morningside.Respectfully,
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ronald black" <rblack0981@...>
>Die, The Darkest Days of the War, and Iuka and Corinth. They are very
> Read Peter Cozzens' books, This Terrible Sound, No Better Place to
good, enjoyed them a lot. You may find a fault with them (don't know
what fault) but they fill many blanks in the literature of the
confederate western fighting. A book that I found surprising excellent
and beyond my expectations is Kenneth Hofendorfer's Mill Springs. This
book along should prevent the question of "Has anybody written a good
book since Castel". Mill Springs was a small battle but the strategy
and campaign involved in the hills of Kentucky and Tennessee started in
July 1861 and Concluded in defeat in January 1862. This was the true
beginning of the collapse of Johnston's line. This book is a real
sleeper of civil war literature.
> RonCozzen's Iuka book is very good, but he bends over backwards to
criticize Grant, often exceeding the bounds of evidence, logic, and
The idea that Rosecrans could have marched from Rienzi to Vicksburg in
six days is simply laughable. Cozzens regurgitates the assertion
without comment. 'Nuff said.
It's not that he's a mindless Rosecrans cheerleader, he puts in a few
jabs on Rosecrans also. So don't let the egregious Grant bashing stop
you from buying the book, or studying the Mississippi theatre in late