In case some of you didn’t see one of my previous entries, around Xmas time I started to paint my bedroom, which is where I store most of my books, probably about 75% of them. As part of that, I also decided that this was the perfect excuse to catalog what books I have since I have never done that before and I have bought multiple copies of books that I already own before, more than once I am sad to say. I figured that this cataloging of my book collection could help me in the future from buying another copy by accident and helping me decided what books to start weeding out and selling off. So far, I only got a small chunk of books done and I have to say, I own way too many books….way too many.
I started typing up the list of most of my ACW books that I own, I probably only have a dozen or less to find and add on still. All I can say is, ‘Oh…My…God!’ I currently own one hundred and eighty-two (182!) books, including a dozen on my Kindle Fire, from Bleeding Kansas and through the Civil War that I know of at this time. Plus, I am not even counting the books that I have on or that covers the New York City Draft Riots as I am counting those with the rest of my “Crime” books. What’s more nerdy is that one hundred and forty (140) of the books are about the Civil War in west of the Mississippi or about Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois troops east of the Mississippi. About another thirty or so are drill manuals, books on tactics, or on uniforms, equipment, weapons, and flags. Than another ten or so on war in TN, MS, and GA, or general books about the USCT. It is almost if I don’t have anything about the war in the east! Well that is not true; I have one book on the Iron Brigade and one book of the Irish Brigade – that is it! So, do you think I have very narrow view what I read when it comes to the Civil War?
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