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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Praise for "The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864"

Ralph Peters is the author of several excellent novels about the Civil War, including Cain at Gettysburg, Hell or Richmond, and Valley of the Shadow.  Soon he will be out with The Damned of Petersburg.  Mr. Peters has this to say about The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864:


     "In the course of writing my Civil War novels, there’s always a book that proves especially resonant for a given subject.  This time, John Horn’s The Siege of Petersburg, The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864, drew me back again and again.  It was a true labor of love for Mr. Horn to write about three battles in which the rest of us, wrongly, have shown but little interest: Second Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern and (Second) Reams Station.  His recently revised and expanded edition is, as my old drill sergeant used to say, 'Mighty fine, mighty fine…'"