Human Interest Stories of the Civil War is the first book in a planned series from the tandem of brothers Scott L. Mingus, Jr. and Thomas M. Mingus. For more than a year, they culled through hundreds of old primary eyewitness sources (letters, diaries, journals, newspaper articles, reminiscences, and regimental histories) and selected a diverse variety of anecdotes. The authors rewrote and condensed these stories into modern English so that today’s reader might enjoy learning about these long forgotten incidents from the War Between the States.
Ten Roads Publishing of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, will be publishing this collection of human interest stories later this year. Pre-orders are now being taken for autographed first edition copies signed by both authors. This book is sure to be a popular Christmas gift for that Civil War buff on your shopping list! Priced at only $14.95, it is a bargain at only pennies per story, and there are more than 200 of them, ranging from the humorous to the ironic and/or tragic.
Here are some examples from the book: