My first book, The Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville, has long been out of print, and secondary market prices now put copies beyond the reach of many prospective buyers. Shortly before we moved back to Virginia, I decided to re-write the book, in part to bring the story back at an affordable price.
Doing so also allowed me to correct small errors of fact, grammar, spelling, etc., that crept into the book and update the maps that had been created at the dawn of computer-generated map technology.
Beyond the small errors alluded to above, several major errors of fact and interpretation have come to light over the nearly 30 years since the late Harold Howard published the first edition. My decision to re-write the narrative and create new maps, rather than simply refresh them, has allowed me to bring the new story to light.
As the narrative nears completion, the folks at the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and Tours (CCWS&T) have invited me to speak, via Zoom, on September 15, 2021. While I will discuss the battles, I plan to devote much of my presentation to explaining, in detail, the most important interpretative change in the story.
Should you wish to attend on September 15, please follow the link here. There is a $5 charge, but should you not be able to tune in that evening, the program will be available to you later via a link you will receive from the folks at CCWS&T after you register.
I look forward to seeing you then.