Memories and Echoes: A Brit’s Journey into the American Civil War. Mark Simmons Publisher KDP 2023 hardback 401 pages.
For over thirty years Mark Simmons has been travelling to the USA and explored the background of the Civil War. It is a strange and often amusing odyssey larely across the Southern States, a journey of many thousands of miles. Looking for the memories and echoes of the Civil War, the event that more than any other shaped the nation and continues to do so. Mark follows in the footsteps of fellow Brits Colonels Henry Fletcher and Arthur Fremantle who observed the war first hand. And writers Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray who visited the country prior to and immediately after the war.