21 June 2007 by Published in: General musings 3 comments

Earlier this year, I made a conscious decision to try to cut back on my Civil War related travel some. Much as I love it, too often I don’t get paid for it, and being self-employed, if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. It’s pretty much that simple. Once Susan got laid off in February, I figured that I had better cut back in order to make sure that I’m maximizing my billable hours and maintaining cash flow. Consequently, I only committed to three out of town events for the entire summer. Two of them happen to be on back-to-back weekends, and the third one is during the third week in August.

The second event is a book signing on Satruday at the commemoration of Corbit’s Charge in Westminster, Maryland (interestingly, the linked article features the guy who accused us of plagiarizing a manuscript that neither of us had ever seen. My guess is that we will cross paths with him there on Saturday, so that will be an interesting interaction). J. D. and I will be signing there pretty much all day on Saturday, so if anyone is in the area, please stop by and say hello.

So, I’m off again tomorrow. I’m driving to Gettysburg early tomorrow morning to meet up with Dave Roth, the publisher of Blue and Gray magazine. We’re going to walk the traditional interpretation of Farnsworth’s Charge for the rebuttal that J. D. and I wrote, and which will be in the next issue. In addition, I’ve written a 3500 word piece on Stuart’s shelling of Carlisle that will also be in the next issue, so we’re going to take a run up to Carlisle so I can show Dave a few sites. Then it’s back to Gettysburg.

Saturday is the book signing. We will stay as long as it’s worth our while to stay. We will then go back to Gettysburg and spend the night there. Then, on Sunday, we’re going to head down to Antietam for some serious battlefield stomping. Ranger Mannie Gentile is going to give us a private tour, and Dimitri Rotov is going to join us there. We’re looking forward to meeting Mannie and Dimitri in person after interacting with them here. I will then head home from Antietam, probably getting back to Columbus pretty late in the evening. So, it’s going to be another banzai run this weekend. I’m then here until August 22…..

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  1. Matt Soule
    Thu 21st Jun 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Greetings from the left coast.

    1) I have heard from a reliable source that there is a movie in the works, which will be a comedy about civil war reenactments. I do not know anything about it, except the writer is spending time in the D.C. area gathering background information.

    2) In your, and other cavlary books, there are often references to signals such as “boots and saddles”. Is there any way to get further information on the specifics of these, and to actually hear what they sound like? We have all heard the sound for “charge” at football games, but I wonder if this is an accurate representation to a civil war signal. Thank you.

  2. Jack Dempsey
    Fri 22nd Jun 2007 at 3:25 pm


  3. Mon 25th Jun 2007 at 9:57 am


    My guess is that the movie will be at least loosely based on Confederates in the Attic, although I can’t say for sure.

    As for the bugle calls, yes, there are frequent references to them. Let me see if I can find them for you.


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