22 September 2008 by Published in: Civil War books and authors 6 comments

Some of you have asked about when Scott Mingus’ new book, Flames Beyond the Susquehanna: The Gordon Expedition will be published by Ironclad. I anticipate that the book will be out in mid-November, if all goes well. It’s an excellent book, and one that will be a welcome addition to the body of knowledge about the Gettysburg Campaign.

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  1. Scott Mingus
    Mon 22nd Sep 2008 at 7:48 pm

    This book covers the advance of Gordon’s Georgians from Virginia into Pennsylvania to the banks of the Susquehanna River and the burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge. It offers significant new material on this seldom-discussed, but strategically important part of the Gettysurg Campaign.

    Eric wrote the forward to the book, and this will be the latest in Eric and J.D.’s company’s series entitled Discovering Civil War America.

    Eric, thanks for making my dream project finally become reality later this year!

  2. Tue 23rd Sep 2008 at 9:50 am

    I personally think folks will be blown away by this book – it’s fabulously written, and the scholarship is very deep. IMO it will be the standard not only for the Early/Gordon advance into PA, but also as one of the most useful works on the pre-Gettysburg period beginning late June.


  3. Rick Allen
    Tue 23rd Sep 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Scott, congratulations at long last. I look very much forward to reading your book and knowing you, I am sure that your passion about this topic has come through.

    Congratulations again,

    Rick Allen

  4. Tue 23rd Sep 2008 at 1:39 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing it as well. Good to find it’ll see the light of day soon, and probably wind its way into many Christmas stockings.

  5. Wed 24th Sep 2008 at 10:34 am

    I had the good fortune to see the book in manuscript form and can say it will be the final word on this much-overlooked part of the Gettysburg campaign. Insightful work, accurately done. And a good read.

    Jim McClure

  6. Scott Mingus
    Wed 24th Sep 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Jim McClure’s “East of Gettysburg: A Gray Shadow Crosses York County, Pa.” was one of the inspirations that drove me to dive deeper and deeper into this topic to examine the military operations and the implications on the following Battle of Gettysburg.

    By the way, a similar manuscript in terms of style has been submitted to LSU Press. It is entitled “A Spirit of Daring: The Lousiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign.”

    Between Ironclad’s new book and the proposed LSU book, I will have covered half of Jubal Early’s division in depth.

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