Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Volume VII Unwritten Chapters of the Civil War West of the River - "CONFEDERATE "TALES OF THE WAR" IN THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI, PART ONE: 1861"

When Clark Kenyon's Camp Pope Bookshop reemerged as Camp Pope Publishing a short while ago, the new entity promised to continue with Civil War publishing, and new this week is the next volume from the impressive Unwritten Chapters of the Civil War West of the River series:

From the publisher:
"Volume VII CONFEDERATE "TALES OF THE WAR" IN THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI, PART 1: 1861. Edited by Michael Banasik. In 1885, the St. Louis Missouri Republican began a Saturday series of articles on the Civil War by the participants, from the lowliest private to the most exalted general. The series ran for two years, comprising in all 94 articles, which dealt with all theaters of the war, including the high seas, from both the Northern and Southern perspectives. Being the home of most readers of the Republican, Missouri figures prominently in the series. Due to the number of pieces on Missouri and the Trans-Mississippi, editor Michael Banasik has grouped them by year. Part One of Confederate "Tales of the War" contains only those articles on the first year of the war, from the Confederate perspective, including the rise to power of Frank Blair and Nathaniel Lyon in St. Louis, the Missouri Battles of Dug Springs, Wilson's Creek, Springfield (Zagonyi's Charge), Belmont, Salem, Mt. Zion Church, and the controversy over Confederate support for the secession of Missouri. Subsequent volumes in our series will include articles covering the rest of the war, also those from the Northern point of view. 232 pages, 6 x 9 paperback, illustrations, maps, notes, appendices, bibliography, index. (Published 2010; ISBN: 978-1-929919-22-2) $17.95."
Looks like a Battles & Leaders-type project for the Trans-Mississippi. Very nice. Check back for a review in the near future.

1 comment:

  1. For people interested in first hand accounts of the war in Missouri, these volumes are a must have. I have read many of the articles that will be included, and they are full of information that will not be found elsewhere. Mike Banasik is doing great work on the war west of the river.

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