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New Releases for Oct 2: Confederate Underwater Warfare

The Civil War Papers of Lt. Colonel Newton T. Colby, New York Infantry by Newton T. Colby

Lt. Col. Colby served with the 23rd New York, the 107th New York at Antietam, Chancellorsville and Harper’s Ferry, and later in the Veteran Reserve Corps as superintendent of Old Capital Prison. This is a compilation of Colby’s letters to family, friends and military personnel, newspaper articles that detail the fighting in which Colby and his fellow soldiers were involved, and accounts of the fighting and daily life from other soldiers.

Confederate Underwater Warfare: An Illustrated History by Louis S. Schafer

This is the first detailed history ever of the South’s development of both offensive and defensive underwater weaponry. Many photographs of salvaged Confederate mines are included.