26 June 2006 by Published in: Civil War books and authors 5 comments

I put in a couple of good hours on Dahlgren tonight. My chapter on the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid is now at 6900 words, and I still have a LOT of material left to go before I feel like it’s done. My guess is that it will exceed 10,000 words when it’s all said and done. It feels really good to get back to it. I’m re-energized and finally back in the groove. I think that I will be able to finish this eleventh chapter in a week or so. Once it’s done, I have two more chapters and a couple of appendices to go, and then, at long last, the first draft of the Ulric Dahlgren biography will be complete.

I won’t be able to work on it again until Thursday. Tomorrow is Susan’s and my 14th wedding anniversary, and even though it’s a week night, we’re going to go have a nice dinner. Wednesday night will be a lot of fun. One of my clients is a local theater company called the Shadowbox Cabaret. Imagine Saturday Night Live at its best, only with a killer in-house band instead of visiting bands. Wednesday night, in a special appearance, Garrett Morris of SNL fame will be performing with the Shadowboxers, and we’re going with a bunch of friends. It’s going to be a great time and great way to celebrate our anniversary.

See everyone on Thursday.

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  1. Mon 26th Jun 2006 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Eric, — Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. It’s nice to see that you have your priorities straight.

  2. Mon 26th Jun 2006 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks, Kevin. It hardly seems possible that she’s put up with me for 14 years, but she has. I guess I must be doing something right. 🙂


  3. Randy Sauls
    Tue 27th Jun 2006 at 11:02 am


    Congrats on both your writing, and more importantly, your marraige. From your posts it sounds as if you and your wife have a great relationship. That’s important, especially if you spend much time together. My wife and I have our 24th coming up soon and so far, so good…even though, or maybe because, we work in the same office. Way to go!


  4. John D. Mackintosh
    Tue 27th Jun 2006 at 11:05 am

    Congratulations, Eric, on your anniversary. Have a nice evening out.

    P.S.-Keep up the great work on Dahlgren.

  5. Tue 27th Jun 2006 at 1:04 pm


    There’s no doubt that she’s my best friend, and nothing that I accomplish would happen but for her support.

    Thanks for the good wishes.


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