I’m pleased to announce that my essay titled “Daniel Weisiger Adams: Defender of the Confederacy’s Heartland” is included in Confederate Generals in the Western Theater: Essays on America’s Civil War edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. and published by The University of Tennessee Press. Lest you think that I have drifted off the topic of this blog, well, not quite. Brigadier General Adams did serve in the Western Theater, but he did command a fine
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My essay is illustrated with five maps drawn by Stuart Salling, the author of Louisianians in the Western Confederacy: The Adams-Gibson Brigade in the Civil War (
There are nine other essays in the book featuring well-known individuals such as Leonidas Polk and Albert Sidney Johnston but also some lesser known generals such as Martin Luther Smith, Joseph Finegan, and Hiram Bronson Granbury.