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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Last month I reviewed Tom Wing’s book "A Rough Introduction to This Sunny Land: The Civil War Diary of Private Henry A. Strong, Co. K, Twelfth Kansas Infantry” and then followed it up with an interview of him.

During the interview, Mr. Wing announced that his next project had him working with Mark Christ of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program on a book titled “The Earth Reeled and the Trees Trembled - Civil War Arkansas, 1863-1866.” Mr. Wing has a chapter in the book titled “The Sink of Iniquity and Corruption”: The Civil War in Fort Smith and Indian Territory.

Severally people followed up and asked if I could get some more information and I contacted Mr. Christ and got just that!

The book will be published in the November/December time frame by The Old State House Museum and is a compilation of papers presented at seminars at the Museum in 2003 and 2004. It will be available for purchase at the Museum’s bookstore.

As the book approaches press time, expect more news and a full review


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