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Posted December 13, 2009
While not a bad collection of essays on Civil War combat, this slim volume offers few new arguments, or compelling insights. The contributors know their subject, and they write well (Paul Fussell's entry is particularly entertaining, as one would expect from such a curmudgeonly author), but the cover price is steep for such small rewards. Lindeman's "Embattled Courage", or Small's "Road to Richmond", for example, offer far more compelling views of Civil War combat experience. This volume is appropriate for the true Civil War enthusiast or scholar with an already well-established library, not the casual reader.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.