Monday, July 25, 2011

Booknotes V ( July '11 )

New Arrivals:

1. Acadian General Alfred Mouton and the Civil War by William Arceneaux (Center for La Studies, 1981).

According to the publisher, "this revised and expanded edition also incorporates the most recent findings in Acadian and Civil War history, as well as new materials from the National Archives and various Louisiana depositories. Also included in the second edition are the muster rolls for Mouton's Eighteenth Louisiana Regiment and the Acadian general's West Point transcripts". I'll post a snapshot review when I finish it.

2. A Man And His Boat: The Civil War Career And Correspondence of Lieut. Jonathan Carter, CSN by Katherine Brash Jeter (Center for La Studies, 1996).

This is a nice collection of naval primary source material for the Trans-Mississippi. Carter was involved with the construction of the CSS Missouri, a problem plagued ironclad launched at Shreveport in 1863.

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