Civil War Book Preview: Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg,Port Hudson,and the Trans-Mississippi by Donald S. Frazier

by Brett Schulte February 11, 2015

Frazier, Donald S. Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi. (State House Press: February 2015). 469 pages, dozens of illustrations, 35 maps, notes, bibliography, index.  ISBN: 978-1-933337-63-0. $39.99 (Cloth) Donald Frazier, author of the ongoing “Louisiana Quadrille” series published by State House Press, is on the verge of releasing volume 3, Blood […]

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Interview: Road to Atlanta Author Brad Butkovich

by Brett Schulte February 9, 2015

I recently had the good fortune to review Brad Butkovich’s new wargame scenario book The Road to Atlanta: Regimental Wargame Scenarios for the Atlanta Campaign May-June 1864, a look at the first half of the Atlanta Campaign from a miniatures war gaming perspective.  Major battles covered include Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Gilgal Church, and Kennesaw […]

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Author Interview: John Horn, Author of The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864

by Brett Schulte February 6, 2015

John Horn and Savas Beatie have teamed up to produce The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864, a new and improved second edition of his H. E. Howard series book The Petersburg Campaign: The Destruction of The Weldon Railroad: Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern, and Reams Station: August 14-25, 1864.  I contributed to […]

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Author Interview: Richard J. Sommers, Author of Richmond Redeemed

by Brett Schulte February 2, 2015

Publisher Savas Beatie (www.savasbeatie.com) originally published this author interview with Richmond Redeemed author Richard J. Sommers.  Savas Beatie recently published an updated Second Edition of this classic look at the Siege of Petersburg’s Fifth Offensive.  For more information on this and many other fine Civil War books, contact Savas Beatie at sales@savasbeatie.com. An Interview with Richmond […]

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Civil War Book Review: The Road to Atlanta: Regimental Wargame Scenarios for the Atlanta Campaign May-June 1864

by Brett Schulte January 30, 2015

Butkovich, Brad. The Road to Atlanta: Regimental Wargame Scenarios for the Atlanta Campaign May-June 1864. (Historic Imagination: January 2015). 104 pages, 10 scenarios and orders of battle, 20 maps.  ISBN: 978-0-9904122-3-6. $13.99 (Watermarked PDF ) and $20.13 (Paperback) Available at: Wargame Vault (PDF) Amazon (paperback) Miniatures gamers hoping to war game the Atlanta Campaign now […]

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Civil War Book Review: The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7–September 19, 1864

by Jim Epperson January 28, 2015

Patchan, Scott C. The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7–September 19, 1864. (Savas Beatie: 2013). 553 + xxi, 7 appendices, 81 images, 22 maps, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 978-1-932714-98-2, $34.95 I own a lot of books on the Civil War: General histories, reference works, memoirs, campaign […]

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Civil War Book Preview: The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864 by John Horn

by Brett Schulte January 26, 2015

Shipping from the printer this week is the second edition of John Horn’s H. E. Howard book on the Battle of Globe Tavern and Grant’s Fourth Offensive during the Siege of Petersburg.  The second edition is entitled The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864, and contains, according to the author “expanded […]

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