Re: Albert Castel on Sherman's Memoirs
Thank you very much for that link. I guess that even the
professionals can have their tiffs.
The first of Hirshon's two complaints about Castel's corrections
sounds pretty minimal (concerning "The New-York Historical Society
spell[ing] its name with a hyphen"). Even the second only has Castel
doubting "that the conversation ever took place."
Those hardly sound like major mistakes on Dr. Castel's part, and
don't seem to smack of an anti-Sherman bias.
But the reply to Castel's article on Sherman's Memoirs should prove
interesting. We shall see how.
Date: Tue Jul 31, 2001 7:41 pm
Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Albert Castel on Sherman's Memoirs
--- In civilwarwest@y..., "Robert Taubman" <rtaubman@h...> wrote:
> Bash the Prophet? Horror of horrors!!
> I found the article by Castel, but they want me to pay for it and
with the US$ v
> CAN$, that would cost me $20 Canadian!! (joking of course).
I came across the following exchange in the Letters to the Editor
from the December 1997 issue of Civil War Times:
It deals directly with Dr. Castel, Sherman, and Dr. Marszalek, along
with Dr. Stanley P. Hirshson, author of The White Tecumseh.
- The Worse is renaming Miami of Ohio the Redbirds
On 6-Aug-01, basecat1@... wrote:
In a message dated 8/6/2001 5:10:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Fear not Steve, us Broncos don't like you Bobcats either! :) Or the
> Rockets, or the renamed Eagles, or...
> I wish I'd been aware of Castel when I was at Western. I suspect I
> would've greatly enjoyed taking a class from him, even if it didn't help
> with my engineering degree!
> I realize the Baron's not too fond of his book "Decision in the West",
> but I found it to be well written and researched. Could have wished for
> a few more maps though. :) I usually read it with a copy of the West
> Point campaign map in hand.
John...LOL. :) As for Castel, I have enjoyed reading his many articles and
books etc., and have not agreed with him all of the time. I will be starting
his latest Tom Taylor's Civil War very soon. Regards from the Bobcat, Steve.