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Author/Distinguished Alumnus Mark Hughes to sign copies of Civil War book on Oct. 6

Mark HughesDURANT, Okla. – Author Mark Hughes will be presenting Civil War Images and signing copies of his book, The New Civil War Handboo, at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Friday, October 6,  at 2 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Southeastern bookstore and the Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library and will be held on campus in the library.

That evening, Hughes will be honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by

Southeastern at its alumni homecoming awards  banquet.

The New Civil War Handbook offers a complete and up-to-date guide for American Civil War enthusiasts of all ages. Hughes uses clear and concise writing, broken down into short, easy to understand chapters, complete with tables, charts, and nearly 150 photographs to trace the history of the war from the beginning of the conflict through the final surrender.

Coverage includes the opening of war, battles and campaigns, the common soldier, technology, weapons, women, African American and Native American participation, hospitals, prisons, the naval war, artillery, and much more. In addition to these important areas, Hughes includes dozens of quotations, battle losses, strengths, a breakdown of troops furnished by state, engagements by state and territory, major causes of death, a complete glossary, and an extensive list of Civil War sites around the country, including contact and website information. Hughes completes his work with a helpful chapter detailing the Civil War on the Internet, including some of the most comprehensive and popular blog and web sites.