“Against the fraught backdrop of debate over Civil War statues, Timothy Sedore guides us deftly through 800 Union and Confederate monuments in Mississippi with judicious precision and Lincolnian magnanimity. Now more than ever, we are fortunate to have this level-headed, clear-eyed book.
— Stephen Cushman, Robert E. Taylor Professor of English, University of Virginia
“"Mississippi’s 800 Civil War-related monuments far exceed in number those in any other state—including more commemorating the Union than anywhere but Pennsylvania.. Timothy S. Sedore’s exceptionally valuable survey should find an appreciate readership at a time when Americans are debating how best to deal with statues and other monuments that reflect the war’s, and history’s, hard edges."
— Gary W. Gallagher, author of The Union War
“The Magnolia State saw some of the most significant fighting of the Civil War, and it was in Mississippi that arguably the most important campaign of the conflict took place, now fittingly commemorated in the Vicksburg National Military Park. Timothy S. Sedore’s Mississippi Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated Field Guide provides a wonderful and insightful glimpse into the state’s Civil War history while taking the reader on a tour of the monuments that commemorate both the fighting and the men who did the fighting.
— Timothy B. Smith, author of Shiloh: Conquer or Perish, Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg, and The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson’s Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi.
“"Anyone visiting Mississippi’s Civil War landscape would be well served to carry a copy of Sedore’s guide with them. From Vicksburg to Oxford, readers will find a rich examination of how and why Confederate and Union monuments sprang up across the state."”
— Caroline E. Janney, Director, John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History, University of Virginia