Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Talk on "The Petersburg Regiment..." 7 p.m. December 14, 2020 at 12615 Wicker Avenue US 41 Cedar Lake, Indiana
Friday, September 18, 2020
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Still Another Very Positive Review for "The Petersburg Regiment...," this one from Brett Schulte in his blog "Beyond the Crater"
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
"The Myth that Mahone's Brigade Did Not Move on July 2, 1863" accepted for publication by Gettysburg Magazine
It was an honor today to learn that my article, The Myth that Mahone's Brigade Did Not Move on July 2, 1863 has been accepted for publication in Gettysburg Magazine, probably for next July (2021)'s issue. The thesis of the article is that Mahone's Virginia Brigade did move that evening, but at dark, too late to help Wilcox's, Lang's and Wright's brigades in their fight for Cemetery Ridge; the Virginia Brigade became involved in preparations for a night attack that was called off.
Caption: William Evelyn Cameron, a First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 12th Virginia Infantry at Gettysburg, after the war Mayor of Petersburg and then Governor of Virginia
Credit: Virginia Historical Society
Cameron, shown above, was one of the star witnesses to the movements of Mahone's brigade on the evening of July 2, 1863. The article expands on part of Chapter 10 of my most recent book, The Petersburg Regiment in the Civil War: A History of the 12th Virginia Infantry from John Brown's Hanging to Appomattox, 1859-1865 (Savas Beatie, 2019). The book was awarded the 2019 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Unit History.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
"...a first rate regimental history and a Civil War book that will appeal to any reader interested in this portion of U.S. history...."