deWeese, Susan, Civil War History
Civil War Mississippi: A Guide. By Michael B. Ballard. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000. Pp. ix, 135. $14.95.)
Coburn's Brigade: 85th Indiana, 33rd Indiana, 19th Michigan, and 22nd Wisconsin in the Western Civil War. By Frank J. Welcher and Larry G. Ligget. (Carmel: Guild Press of Indiana, 1999. Pp. vii, 462. $29.95.) History of a brigade unusual for two reasons--it stayed together throughout the war and, through credible service in the Atlanta campaign, it redeemed a tarnished reputation.
The Leverett Letters: Correspondence ora South Carolina Family, 1851-1868. Edited by Frances Wallace Taylor, Catherine Taylor Matthews, and J. Tracy Power. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2000. Pp. 543. $49.95.)
A New Birth of Freedom: The Republican Party and Freedmen's Rights, 1861-1866. By Herman Belz. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1976; New York: Fordham University Press, 2000. Pp. vii, 199. $35.00 cloth, $19.95 paper.) A classic account of the Republican Party's push to fashion a civil rights policy.
Campaigning with Grant. By Horace Porter. Introduction by Brooks D. Simpson. (New York: Century, 1897; Bison Books Edition, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. Pp. xvi, 546. $19.95.) Porter, a staff aide to Grant from 1863 until war's end, drew a detailed portrait of the general's traits, habits, and motives. …