Books recommended for Battle at Brice's Crossroads

Mr King

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Has anyone read this book:
The Campaigns Of General Nathan Bedford Forrest And Of Forrest's Cavalry by Jordan and Pryor?

From what I've skimmed over online it looks like a very thorough and detailed book covering Forrest's campaigns throughout the war. But I do not see the Battle at Brice's Crossroads in the table of contents unless it's under another name in the contents? I cannot image this book to be this detailed to only leave out the Battle of Brice's Crossroads. There is one by Bearss but it's too expensive.
 
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Has anyone read this book:
The Campaigns Of General Nathan Bedford Forrest And Of Forrest's Cavalry by Jordan and Pryor?

From what I've skimmed over online it looks like a very thorough and detailed book covering Forrest's campaigns throughout the war. But I do not see the Battle at Brice's Crossroads in the table of contents unless it's under another name in the contents? I cannot image this book to be this detailed to only leave out the Battle of Brice's Crossroads. There is one by Bearss but it's too expensive.

Look for the Battle of Tishomingo Creek....that's the Confederate name for Brice's Crossroads
 

Buckeye Bill

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/1609495020/?tag=civilwartalkc-20

Short but packed with a punch!

I absolutely love this Civil War Series.....

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* Photo courtesy of William Bechmann (2011)
 

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Mr. King, it's one of those weird "you can't get here from there" things....Let's say indexing wasn't their strong suit. :smile: However, the book is very chronological, so start with Fort Pillow and keep digging. They sort of wander in getting there, but they do.

I still highly recommend Bearss for the best look at Brice's Crossroads--and Hurst's biography has good info on it. Reading Bearss' analysis is pure fun, simply because he's such a wonderful writer. Forrest aficionados owe him a great deal.
 

diane

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Just to add to the confusion, it's also known as the Battle of Guntown. It's called Tishomingo Creek in Jordan and Pryor because that is what Forrest called it. Think the official Southern name was Guntown. They tended to name battles for the nearest town, Federals tended to name them after the nearest creek or river. Antietam/Sharpsburg, for example. Forrest, however, often tended to go by landmarks and such because that is how he knew the country.
 

Nathanb1

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I bought a copy of Jordan and Pryor at Nathan's suggestion and I'll add my +1 to her post.

Whew! That always makes me feel a lot better! Glad you enjoyed it. It's pretty much (for me, thanks to diane and Larry--the go-to book to see what the man himself said). Then to Hurst for the unvarnished truth, and Bearss for details on this battle and a couple more!
 

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I bought a copy of Jordan and Pryor at Nathan's suggestion and I'll add my +1 to her post.


I down-loaded a FREE digital copy from Google Books. Now I can read it on CD or iPad.

http://books.google.com/books?id=Rc...ampaigns General Forrest Jordan pryor&f=false

I also like the booklet from the CW series. It is a good book for handy reference with organizations for both sides:
The Battle of Brice's Crossroads By Stewart Bennett
http://books.google.com/books?id=bc...onepage&q=battle of brices crossroads&f=false
 

Mr King

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I just read the book by Jack Hurst on Forrest's battle at Brice's Crossroads and was happy and found it was sufficient enough with historical info on Forrest and the battle! Bearrs is still too expensive! If I was to get another book on Forrest and his campaigns it would be the one by Pryor and Jordan.
 

Mr King

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DixieRifles, thank you for providing the weblink to read Forrest's campaigns by Pryor and Jordan online for free!
 
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nitrofd

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Blue and Gray magazine published an entire issue on Brice's Crossroad written by Ed Bearrs.This way you can get his interpetion of the battle at a cheaper price since it is available as a back issue
 
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