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The Essential Guide to the Battle of Coffeeville, Mississippi Paperback – September 2, 2015
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The account is finely detailed, and supplemented with photos that show why the Union troops were surprised by the Confederate attack. The battle showed the war would be long and hard-fought, as both sides acquitted themselves well under adverse conditions.
The focus is on a small, little-known battle, but all the more important in showing how the troops fought in battles without fame or glory.
Highly recommended to all those interested in the Civil War.
Don Sides, a person I've known for nearly 30 years, has written The Essential Guide To The Battle Of Coffeeville, and what an upstanding piece of work this is. Granted, this may not be something along the lines of Shelby Foote, Bruce Catton and others who have written extensively about the war, it's battles and the men who led troops in battle, but it is very good just the same. It is a very easy book to read, a page turner throughout. It tells in rich, easy detail of what led to what occurred in this Yalobusha County town in December, 1862, and the role that it played in the Confederate Army eventually making its way to Holly Springs, and delay Grant overtaking Vicksburg. This is written for the arm chair person who has a passion and intense interest in the Civil War, especially in what took place in the Western theater of the war.
I enjoyed it, and I will not hesitate to pick it up and read it again.