- Jun 30, 2016
Same here. I'm recently new to the subject (I know it is kind of embarrassing that I know more about European history than my own). I need to learn more about the Western theater as well. Thanks for posting!Don't be discouraged. Lotta folks like me who are relatively new CW buffs come to the subject and this forum only having heard of slavery as the cause of the war and having heard only of the major battles in the Eastern Theater and maybe a little about Vicksburg, Atlanta and the Monitor and the Merrimack.
2.5 years ago,I couldn't have told you what states Shiloh and Chickamauga were in even though I had heard about them. I couldn't have told you anything about Sabine Pass or Mansfield even though both are within easy driving distance from my home. I coulda told ya about Franklin only because I read a book about it 12-15 years ago.
Of the stack of books I have now waiting to be read,about 1/2 are about topics I'd never heard of before joining this forum.