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Civil War Trust

2013 Donor Weekend

Memphis, Tennessee
March 1-3, 2013

RECOMMENDED READING LIST

SHILOH

     Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862, Edward Cunningham, edited by Tim Smith and Gary Joiner (about 460 pages, this is the first good detailed account of the battle, and remained unpublished until 2007.  A highly recommended read)

     Shiloh 1862, Winston Groom (at 425 pages, this 2012 National Geographic book is the newest of the Shiloh works.  Written by the author of Forrest Gump, it is a solid, entertaining work)

     Shiloh: Bloody April, Wiley Sword (about 525 pages, a detailed and very readable work.  A 1983 book, it has been reprinted with additional information in 2001)

     Shiloh: The Battle that Changed the Civil War, Larry J. Daniel (about 400 pages with good maps, this 1997 work is very readable, and views the battle with an eye on the politics)

     Shiloh: In Hell Before Night, James McDonough (this 1977 work is an easy read at about 250 pages)

     The Battle of Shiloh, National Park Service Civil War Series, Larry J. Daniel (an inexpensive 60-page booklet published by Eastern Acorn Press.  Very readable with photos and maps.  A good first read)

     Eyewitnesses at the Battle of Shiloh, David Logsdon, editor (a 100-page booklet that uses eyewitness accounts to tell the battle.  Good primary source material)

     Blue and Gray magazine, “Shiloh! A Visitors Guide,” Stacy D. Allen (75 page special edition magazine on the battle.  This edition includes the two 1997 articles on the battle with good maps)

     Albert Sidney Johnston: Soldier of Three Republics, Charles Roland (around 280 pages, this 1964 work has been reprinted in paperback several times.  A good read.)

     Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston : Embracing His Services in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States, William Preston Johnston (this 750-page 1878 work was reprinted in 1997.  It is very detailed and, as written by General Johnston’s son, is biased toward his father.  But the information is valuable.)

     The Military Operations of General Beauregard, Alfred Roman (two volumes, this 1884 work, reprinted by Da Capo Press in 1994, is P. G. T. Beauregard’s autobiography, ghost-written by Alfred Roman.  Along with Johnston’s biography by his son, this work provides some valuable material unavailable elsewhere)

     Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, U.S. Grant (a classic military study--a definite read for the serious Civil War student. Can be easily and inexpensively purchased in a paperback reprint )

CORINTH

     Corinth 1862: Siege, Battle, Occupation (Modern War Studies),by Timothy B. Smith

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