21 September 2007 by Published in: Civil War books and authors 2 comments

I’ve become a huge fan of Roger Hunt’s work. Roger is one of the most diligent and effective researchers out there. To date, Roger has published three of the most useful books in my reference library. I discussed these books in detail in a lengthy post back in January.

Of special interest is Roger’s series of books profiling Union colonels. To date, two volumes in the series have been published. One book covers just New York. The other covers the New England states. I’ve been referring to them regularly during the writing of our study of the retreat from Gettysburg, and the photos found in these books are also very useful. Other than that the prior publisher had priced them excessively, I can’t say enough good things about these two books. Unfortunately, the prior publisher decided that the books didn’t sell enough copies, and elected to discontinue publishing the series.

I heard some great news the other day.

The newest volume in the series will be published by Stackpole on October 10. Unlike its predecessors, this book is very reasonably priced at $29.95. It covers the Mid-Atlantic states, meaning that it addresses the colonels from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Fortunately, it will be published in the same 8 1/2 x 11 format as the first two books in the series, and I likewise hope that Stackpole will continue with the high grade, glossy Baxter paper used by the prior publisher.

I’ve been waiting for this book since the New York volume was published in 2003. I’m really looking forward to seeing the new volume.

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Comments

  1. Nick
    Mon 24th Sep 2007 at 4:46 pm

    That is great news. I have all the books although my interest lies more in western regiments. Hard to pass up a great resource when one comes along.

  2. Dave Kelly
    Tue 25th Sep 2007 at 7:14 pm

    According to amazon.com a 59.95 hard cover volumne is also available, or was already available(?). Sort of confusing; as I had been routinely trolling the book announcements waiting for the next enstallment of Hunt.

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