Sunday, March 09, 2008

Fort McAllister

At the end of next month [ed. correction - the latest press flyer states July 08], University of South Carolina Press is scheduled to release Roger S. Durham's new study Guardian of Savannah: Fort McAllister, Georgia, in the Civil War and Beyond. Undoubtedly, military events will be the focus; but, more than that, Durham will detail the restoration efforts for the site, first by Henry Ford and later by the International Paper Co. and the state of Georgia.

Being familiar with previous works on the subject, especially William E. Christman's pamphlet Undaunted: The History of Fort McAllister, Georgia (Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, 1996) and "Among the Best Men the South Could Boast" (Caisson Press, 1997) by Gary Livingston, I have little doubt Durham's book will surpass them all.

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