Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Rebels in the Rockies
It remains the consensus view that wartime fears of armed pro-Confederate uprisings in California, the Oregon Country, and the mining camps of Montana and Colorado were almost entirely baseless, so it will be intriguing to see what emerges from Walter Pittman's Rebels in the Rockies: Confederate Irregulars in the Western Territories (McFarland, Fall '13). A couple years ago, Pittman published a good popular summary of the Confederate New Mexico Campaign. Even then, one could see the author's interest in small unit operations.