Academic journal article The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Book and Media Notes

Academic journal article The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Book and Media Notes

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In addition to the reminiscence of James H. Campbell published in this issue of the Quarterly, James J. Johnston of Fayetteville has found numerous other ways to enrich our understanding of the Civil War in the Ozarks. Fie has recently collected a series of essays originally written for the Marshall Mountain Wave and the Searcy County Ancestor Information Exchange into a single volume, The Civil War in Searcy County Month by Month, tracing the county's experience from March 1861 to June 1865. He has also reprinted and annotated a 1902 memoir of the home-front and guerrilla conflict in Searcy County, A Thrilling Romance of the Civil War: The History of Mrs. Mollie E. Williamson Written by Herself. Both volumes can be ordered directly from Mr. Johnston, The Civil War in Searcy County priced at $16.00 and A Thrilling Romance at $15.00. Contact James J. Johnston, 2333 N. East Oaks Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703 or johnston@ipa.net.

Butler Center Books continues its yeoman service to Arkansas history with a reprinting of Maj. Calvin L. Collier's classic study of the Third Arkansas Infantry (CSA), "They'll Do to Tie To!": The Story of Hood's Arkansas Toothpicks. With a new foreword by Mark K. Christ, Collier's long out-of-print 1959 text traces the only Arkansas unit to serve the duration of the Civil War in the Army of Northern Virginia. Its men developed a formidable reputation as fighters, particularly for the "Arkansas toothpicks" they carried. At the war's end, only 144 of the 1353 soldiers who had fought with the Third remained. "They'll Do to Tie To!" is available for $21.95 at www.butlercenter.org/publication or by calling (800) 6212736.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has added more podcasts to its website, created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. They include former AHQ assistant editors Kelly Jones and Rebecca Howard covering the Fifty-fourth United States Colored Troops and the Grand Army of the Republic, respectively. …

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