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The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War ed. by Brian D. McKnight and Barton A. Myers (review)

The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War ed. by Brian D. McKnight and... and Missouri beyond the typical summary of the war’s earliest days. Throughout the military narrative, despite the notion of a separate war west of the river, Cutrer demonstrates that trans-Mississippi soldiers on both sides frequently fought with skill and determination equal to that of their comrades to the east. Moreover, Cutrer shows that soldiers in the eastern and western theaters varied in their perceptions of trans-Missis- sippi troops and their service. Those who served in more famous battles and campaigns did not necessarily dismiss the contributions of their com- rades in the Far West. In recent years, scholars have embraced the importance of the trans- Mississippi and western theaters and have begun to explore the immense research potential of those regions and to integrate their findings into the larger Civil War narrative. The University of North Carolina Press should be commended as a leader in the publication of such scholarship, includ- ing the December 2016 issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era, dedi- cated entirely to interpreting the war era west of the Mississippi River; William L. Shea’s Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign (2009); and especially Earl J. Hess’s The Civil War in the West: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War ed. by Brian D. McKnight and Barton A. Myers (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 8 (1) – Mar 6, 2018

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Abstract

and Missouri beyond the typical summary of the war’s earliest days. Throughout the military narrative, despite the notion of a separate war west of the river, Cutrer demonstrates that trans-Mississippi soldiers on both sides frequently fought with skill and determination equal to that of their comrades to the east. Moreover, Cutrer shows that soldiers in the eastern and western theaters varied in their perceptions of trans-Missis- sippi troops and their service. Those who served in more famous battles and campaigns did not necessarily dismiss the contributions of their com- rades in the Far West. In recent years, scholars have embraced the importance of the trans- Mississippi and western theaters and have begun to explore the immense research potential of those regions and to integrate their findings into the larger Civil War narrative. The University of North Carolina Press should be commended as a leader in the publication of such scholarship, includ- ing the December 2016 issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era, dedi- cated entirely to interpreting the war era west of the Mississippi River; William L. Shea’s Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign (2009); and especially Earl J. Hess’s The Civil War in the West:

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 6, 2018

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