I am doing some research on what is known as “The Battle of the Cedars”. In December of 1864 Nathan Bedford Forrest and a combined Confederate force of cavalry and infantry did battle outside Fortress Rosecrans. I’ll talk more about the battle as I continue to do research. The point of this post is to relay a different story.
In doing my research I discovered that there is related material in a book A Diary of the Civil War by John C Spence. Now having worked at Stones River and sold books, the book sounded familiar. Naturally I check Amazon to see about buying a copy. If you do that search you will see that Amazon doesn’t really have a listing for it, but several individuals are selling “used and new from $92.99”. I nearly passed out.
After putting myself together I decided to do a little digging. Well, it seems that you can purchase one NEW from the Rutherford County Historical Society for $25.00 + $5.00 postage. So folks, watch out where you buy your history books from.