Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tennessee and the Civil War Sesquicentennial Series

The other day I got a letter from the Tennessee Historical Quarterly that during the sesquicentennial they will be republishing some of their Civil War articles as a series of twelve volumes. The first volume is Tennessee in the Civil War and will appear this August. Members of the Tennessee Historical Society get a 33% discount on the volume as long as they preorder by June 30, so of course I've already sent my check in.

Future topics will cover nearly every aspect of the war in Tennessee. Battles of course will make up the bulk of the offerings and I'm especially anxious to see the volumes on Shiloh, Fort Pillow, and Stones River. Since its inception in 1942 the Tennessee Historical Quarterly has published almost 400 articles about the Civil War so there is plenty of prime material to pick from.

Each volume will be $25. The way the letter was worded members might get the 33% discount on each offering, with shipping it will come to $21.50. Or maybe that's just the discount for the first volume, to get you hooked on the series. To quote the email I also received, "THS members get a 33% discount on the $25 retail price -- that's $16.50 a book, a savings of $8.50 – plus $5 shipping & handling for each book, for a total of $21.50 each." Each book could refer to each copy of volume one or each book/volume of the series. In any respect I'm sure I'll end up getting most if not all of the volumes.

To reserve your copy of the first book, Tennessee in the Civil War, send payment before June 30, 2011, to Civil War Series, Tennessee Historical Society, 305 Sixth Ave. North, War Memorial Building, Nashville TN 37243. You can become a member, and get the discount on at least one volume, by going to the THS website

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