Journey to the Wilderness: A family’s Civil War letters about hope, honor, love, sacrifice, and the despair of death and defeat – #bookreview

Journey to the Wilderness War, Memory, and a Southern Family’s Civil War Letters Frye Gaillard New South Books – paperback, Kindle The Civil War ended 150 years ago. Yet, it remains alive in many aspects of American culture and politics. For those of us who grew up in the South in the 1940s and 1950s, … Continue reading Journey to the Wilderness: A family’s Civil War letters about hope, honor, love, sacrifice, and the despair of death and defeat – #bookreview

BLEEDING KANSAS: Coming-of-age adventure and danger on the American frontier just before the Civil War – #fiction #bookreview

Bleeding Kansas Dave Eisenstark (World Castle Publishing, LLC – paperback, Kindle)   It is very tempting to say: “This book is a lot like Huckleberry Finn, but on land, with lots of horses and guns!” However, amid the humor, the horrors and the main character’s many dangerous, coming-of-age adventures, readers also get close, unnerving looks … Continue reading BLEEDING KANSAS: Coming-of-age adventure and danger on the American frontier just before the Civil War – #fiction #bookreview

The Last Camel Charge – An intriguing look at America’s pre-Civil War desert military experiment – #bookreview

The Last Camel Charge: The Untold Story of America’s Desert Military Experiment Forrest Bryant Johnson (Berkley Caliber, hardback – Kindle) The U.S. Army employed camels as transportation and pack animals in the American West during the mid-19th century and tried to create “a U.S. camel cavalry, a true camel corps,” the author of this fascinating … Continue reading The Last Camel Charge – An intriguing look at America’s pre-Civil War desert military experiment – #bookreview

Granbury’s Texas Brigade: Diehard Western Confederates – #bookreview #in #civilwar #history

Granbury’s Texas Brigade: Diehard Western Confederates John R. Lundberg (Louisiana State University, hardback, $39.95; Kindle edition, list price $25.95) Soon after the Civil War broke out, Brigadier General Hiram Granbury’s Texas Brigade drew Confederate volunteers from across North, South and East Texas. And many of its dismounted cavalry soldiers deserted or became prisoners after their … Continue reading Granbury’s Texas Brigade: Diehard Western Confederates – #bookreview #in #civilwar #history