The University of Texas Press is pleased to announce the publication and release of The Southern Journey of a Civil War Marine: The illustrated Note-Book of Henry O. Gusley, which was edited and annotated by Edward T. Cotham, Jr.
Reviewers have said this about the book:
"Journals of nineteenth-century U.S. Marines are rare, and Henry Gusley's is a truly outstanding account of the shipboard experiences and observation of an enlisted marine...Edward Cotham's scholarship in the introduction and in annotating the journal is outstanding, and he has drawn on the appropriate sources. This is one of the best jobs of editing in the field."
Joseph G. Dawson III, Professor of History at Texas A&M University
"I found Gusley's notebook fascinating, informative, and ultimately moving...Civil War historians will find the information about the inner workings and day-to-day life aboard U.S. naval vessels patrolling the Gulf of Mexico and the major river systems of the Trans-Mississippi interior highly informative...This book should also find a popular audience. Bright, literate, constantly upbeat, and good-humored despite the many difficult circumstances he found himself in, Gusley is good company for his readers."
Patrick Kelly, Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
April 30, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass to Montgomery County Historical Society
May 7, 2005--Presentation on Dick Dowling to Galveston Sons of the Republic of Texas
May 12, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass to Dick Dowling Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Beaumont
May 19, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass to Austin Civil War Round Table
June 11, 2005--Sabine Pass Battlefield Tour for the Children of the Confederacy
September 30, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass at UDC Convention, League City
Nov. 4-6, 2005--Presentations on Battles of Galveston and Sabine Pass, and Blockade-running to California Civil War Symposium, Fresno, California
November 8, 2005--Presentation on Gusley Book at Edward Lea SUV Camp, Houston
November 12, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass at Huntsville UDC
November 16, 2005--Presentation on Sabine Pass at Albert Sidney Johnston SCV Camp, Houston
January 18, 2006--Presentation on Sabine Pass to the New Orleans Civil War Round Table
January 19, 2006--Presentation on Sabine Pass to the Baton Rouge Civil War Round Table
February 28, 2006--Expected Release Date for "The Southern Journey of a Civil War Marine: Henry Gusley's Illustrated Note-Book"
March 16, 2006--Presentation on "The Southern Journey of a Civil War Marine: Henry Gusley's Illustrated Note-Book" to the Houston Civil War Round Table
May 20, 2006--Presentation on Sabine Pass to the Texas Huguenot Society, Houston
Reviews and Awards
Chapter on Union Naval Strategy in Texas