16 August 2006 by Published in: Civil War books and authors 3 comments

Time for just a bit of shameless self-promotion.

J. D. Petruzzi and I have been informed by our publisher, Ted Savas, that our new book on Stuart’s Ride to Gettysburg will be available just after September 1. We also plan to have a Special Gettysburg Edition, limited to only 100, individually numbered and signed by J. D., me, and hopefully, Mark Grimsley (who wrote the Foreword). Shortly we’ll release details on how folks can get hold of one of those babies.

J. D. and I are also putting together a website devoted to the book. Information on that to come.

Please see the Savas-Beatie web site for additional information on the book.

Personally, I’m eager to see it in print after all of these years of working on it. I first got interested in Stuart’s Ride and the associated controversy nearly 15 years ago, early in my intensive study of Civil War cavalry operations, and I started gathering material almost immediately, and I spent the better part of those 15 years researching it and mulling things over. J. D. apparently was doing the same thing, and when we put our heads together, this book resulted. We hope you’re as pleased with it as we are.

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  1. Thu 17th Aug 2006 at 10:18 am

    Indeed. At about the same time, 15 years or so ago, when my interest began seriously broadening to the Confederate cavalry side, one of my earliest interests was on Stuart’s Ride – since my interest has always been the horse soldiers in the Gettysburg Campaign, it was only natural. One of the first things I studied, besides the ORs and reminiscences and others histories, was Mosby’s book on Stuart in the campaign. That led me to find his newspapers articles on the subject.
    Back in 1983, I spent several months at Dickinson College in Carlisle (Eric’s alma mater), just a hop from Gettysburg, studying for my insurance licenses. Being intimately familiar with Carlisle’s role in Stuart’s Ride (and especially the US Cavalry in general) I spent as much time doing field and book research on Carlisle’s role in the war as I did studying for my licenses ๐Ÿ™‚
    By then, I was hooked on the story of Stuart’s Ride, and over the past two years I think Eric and I found that between us this book was writing itself.
    Folks, please watch for news on the website to be set up specifically for this book, and forthcoming information on how to get a copy of the limited Special Gettysburg Edition.

  2. Chuck
    Thu 17th Aug 2006 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for the update guys.

    I wish it came out this week as a friend and I are doing the Stuart’s Ride to Gettysburg this weekend with concentration on Westminster, Hanover, Hunterstown and East Cavalry Field area. I did the ride years ago on a roundtable bus tour, but bus tours are limiting. I’m hoping to spend more time exploring this time. At least when the book comes out, I’ll have a solid visual picture of the terrain (and it will probably make me want to see it all again with book in tow).
    Eric, I’ll most certainly be bringing your excellent book on East Cavalry Field with me.

  3. Thu 17th Aug 2006 at 5:22 pm

    One of the great features of our book is the driving/walking tour guide at the end. We take folks from Westminster to Union Mills, Hanover, Jefferson (all the small stops along the way) to Carlisle, then to Gettysburg. The tour was years in the making, and really needs to be taken over two days in order to see everything we point out.
    Many have told us that the tour alone is worth the price of the book ๐Ÿ™‚

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