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Soldiers to Governors: Pennsylvania's Civil War Veterans Who Became State Leaders (review)

Soldiers to Governors: Pennsylvania's Civil War Veterans Who Became State Leaders (review) Roosevelt and his encounter with a bear in the Mississippi Delta is also inaccurate (299n). These are only a few examples of the misstatements in this monograph. The book is a good read, but both professional historians and the general reading public will fi nd it wanting. Readability cannot take the place of strict accuracy. John F. Marszalek john f. marszalek, Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association at Mississippi State University, has published widely on Civil War topics. Soldiers to Governors: Pennsylvania’s Civil War Veterans Who Became State Leaders. By Richard C. Saylor. (Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2010. Pp. 190. Cloth, $59.95.) Richard Saylor, a reference archivist for the Pennsylvania State Archives, has written a lavishly illustrated book about six Civil War veterans who went on to serve as Republican governors of Pennsylvania. This handsome volume is based on the extensive collection of Civil War–era artifacts and manuscripts held by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), and one of the book’s stated purposes is to bring awareness to the “tremendous breadth and depth” of that collection (vi). It does that admirably, but Saylor reaches for a more http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Soldiers to Governors: Pennsylvania's Civil War Veterans Who Became State Leaders (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 1 (4) – Nov 17, 2011

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Abstract

Roosevelt and his encounter with a bear in the Mississippi Delta is also inaccurate (299n). These are only a few examples of the misstatements in this monograph. The book is a good read, but both professional historians and the general reading public will fi nd it wanting. Readability cannot take the place of strict accuracy. John F. Marszalek john f. marszalek, Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association at Mississippi State University, has published widely on Civil War topics. Soldiers to Governors: Pennsylvania’s Civil War Veterans Who Became State Leaders. By Richard C. Saylor. (Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2010. Pp. 190. Cloth, $59.95.) Richard Saylor, a reference archivist for the Pennsylvania State Archives, has written a lavishly illustrated book about six Civil War veterans who went on to serve as Republican governors of Pennsylvania. This handsome volume is based on the extensive collection of Civil War–era artifacts and manuscripts held by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), and one of the book’s stated purposes is to bring awareness to the “tremendous breadth and depth” of that collection (vi). It does that admirably, but Saylor reaches for a more

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 17, 2011

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