12 January 2009 by Published in: Research and Writing 2 comments

J.D. has an excellent post on his blog today titled “The Forest From the Trees”, which does the best job of explaining why we’re doing what we’re doing with our trilogy on the Gettysburg Campaign I’ve yet seen, my own words included. I commend it to you.

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  1. kevin a kearns
    Tue 13th Jan 2009 at 8:40 pm

    wow!you dont need to justify your books or your research.

  2. scooter69s
    Wed 14th Jan 2009 at 8:15 am

    Fortunately, I had a great history teacher in high school, God bless her, because I hated her then.

    Anyway, she would have loved the photos JD posted, if not for just the thought of shaking people up. I think he touches on something, the older I get the more skeptical I become about. It seems certain historical facts or maybe it should be fictions, tend to fall in the category of repetitive, Blah.

    Regardless, I did like the fact that he states you both have different views. Which I think is great for your readers to know there is more than one view point about history that’s been retold over and over. And that you both don’t fall in line with the blah’s out there.

    The very subject reminds my why I like your novel,”Rush’s Lancers” so much! Besides being a descendant of a Lancer, I felt all the quotes from different soldiers and companies was excellent! It allowed me a better grasp on the mindset during that time period.

    Honestly, isn’t the joy of every research historian to find items that most people never heard before, and to share their point of view about such evidence? So, as the Rogers and Hammerstein song goes”Climb every mountain…”, and enjoy every bit of it.

    As a faithful reader and in the spirit of John Buford, “If the regulars are to be put together, I believe they would prefer,” YOU “to the other Cavalry Commanders.”

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