Books Received – Brief Article

Books Received – Brief Article – Bibliography

Susan deWeese

Civil War Mississippi: A Guide. By Michael B. Ballard. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000. Pp. ix, 135. $14.95.)

Coburn’s Brigade: 85th Indiana, 33rd Indiana, 19th Michigan, and 22nd Wisconsin in the Western Civil War. By Frank J. Welcher and Larry G. Ligget. (Carmel: Guild Press of Indiana, 1999. Pp. vii, 462. $29.95.) History of a brigade unusual for two reasons–it stayed together throughout the war and, through credible service in the Atlanta campaign, it redeemed a tarnished reputation.

The Leverett Letters: Correspondence ora South Carolina Family, 1851-1868. Edited by Frances Wallace Taylor, Catherine Taylor Matthews, and J. Tracy Power. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2000. Pp. 543. $49.95.)

A New Birth of Freedom: The Republican Party and Freedmen’s Rights, 1861-1866. By Herman Belz. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1976; New York: Fordham University Press, 2000. Pp. vii, 199. $35.00 cloth, $19.95 paper.) A classic account of the Republican Party’s push to fashion a civil rights policy.

Campaigning with Grant. By Horace Porter. Introduction by Brooks D. Simpson. (New York: Century, 1897; Bison Books Edition, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. Pp. xvi, 546. $19.95.) Porter, a staff aide to Grant from 1863 until war’s end, drew a detailed portrait of the general’s traits, habits, and motives.

The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861. By James L. Abrahamson. Part of the American Crisis Series edited by Steven E. Woodworth. (Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 2000. Pp. xxxiii, 186. $18.95.) In a series of essays, this reader links key political figures to their respective positions on slavery, secession, Southern unionism, and the fate of the Democratic Party.

The Road to Richmond: The Civil War Letters of Major Abner R. Small of the 16th Maine Volunteers. Edited by Harold Adams Small. Introduction by Earl J. Hess. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2000. Pp. xi, 314. $35.00 cloth, $19.95 paper.)

Touched by Fire: Letters From Company D, 5th Texas Infantry, Hood’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, 1862-1865. Edited by Eddy R. Parker. Forward by Walter M. Woodward. (Hillsboro, Tex.: Hill College Press, 2000. Pp. 141. $12.99.)

Touched with Fire: The Civil War Letters and Diary of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Edited by Mark De Wolfe Howe. Introduction by David H. Burton. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2000. Pp. xv, 158. $37.50 cloth, $19.95 paper.) The future U.S. Supreme Court justice recorded his experiences from Balls’ Bluff through the assault on Petersburg.

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