13 January 2009 by Published in: Civil War books and authors 8 comments

As I did with his excellent last book, Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign, I’ve been working my way through the manuscript of the next volume in his trilogy on Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The second volume will cover Third Winchester and Fisher’s Hill. I’ve now read 11 chapters, and am nearly through the narrative on Third Winchester, and it’s every bit as good as the last book was. When Scott’s done, he will have given the Valley Campaign the same exhaustive treatment that Gordon Rhea has given the Overland Campaign. There won’t be much left to cover when he’s finished.

I also introduced Scott to Ted Savas, and I believe that Ted’s planning on publishing the second volume.

I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of the second volume and then moving on to seeing how Scott treats actions like Tom’s Brook and Cedar Creek.

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  1. Phil LeDuc
    Tue 13th Jan 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Not to change the subject, Eric, but do you have any information on the status of Gordon Rhea’s final volume on the Overland Campaign? I believe I read somewhere that it would be coming out this year.


  2. Tue 13th Jan 2009 at 9:51 pm

    That’s my understanding too, Phil.


  3. Stefan
    Wed 14th Jan 2009 at 11:57 am

    What about Scott’s Sheridan Bio?

  4. Wed 14th Jan 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks Eric

    We are indeed publishing Scott’s outstanding “Third Winchester,” and we have a tentative Fall 2009 release date (although it might be a Spring 2010 release).

    If you liked Smith’s “Champion Hill” or our recent Shiloh campaign history, you will enjoy this one.

    Theodore P. Savas
    Managing Director
    Savas Beatie LLC

  5. Chris Van Blargan
    Thu 15th Jan 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Really looking forward to this one. Keep up the great work Ted (just received my copy of your Guide to Battles of the American Revolution for Christmas and am completely engrossed this fine Savas Beatie production). Now, if only I could find a reasonably priced copy of Scott’s Forgotten Fury.

  6. Mike Peters
    Fri 16th Jan 2009 at 12:24 am

    What is the title of Scots manuscript?

  7. Fri 16th Jan 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I am looking forward to this book also. Does Scott have a web site, that I can learn more about his works?

  8. Chris
    Sat 31st Jan 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Really looking forward to this book. We need more books like ‘Shenandoah Summer’ and it will be interesting to see how Patchan’s book differs from Jeffry Wert’s ‘From Winchester to Cedar Creek’.
    Keep up the excellent posts.

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