Thursday, December 1, 2011

Civil War Talk Radio Appearance

UPDATE, 12/3/11 - The interview went well, and here's the link if you'd like to listen to it!

For those of you who listen to Gerry Prokopowicz’s Civil WarTalk Radio, be sure to tune in tomorrow as the scheduled guest will be yours truly! The show kicks off at 3:00 p.m. and if you miss it, don’t worry – all shows are archived here.

Also, if you happen to be in our Nation’s capital on Saturday afternoon, I’ll be giving a lecture followed by a book signing at the African American Civil War Museum. The lecture begins at 2:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!


  1. Greetings,
    I saw your information on the website for To Appomattox. I am a teacher and teach a class on The Civil War. I also earned my Masters in the Civil War and would like to get more involved in this area. I have not written any books or anything like that although I have often thought about it. Would like to know about being able to speak with you somehow via email or phone if possible about possible guidance. Also interested in the To Appomattox project. Love Band of Brothers and John Adams and always wanted to see something like this for the Civil War.
    Any info would be appreciated.

  2. Jimmy:
    I just listened to your interview on Civil War Talk Radio. I recently wrote a post about New Market Heights on my blog I was most interested when you said that you were writing a book about Francis Barlow. My great great grandfather Michael Patrick Murphy was a sgt. in Company D of the 61st NY, Barlow's first command. He served under Barlow on the Peninsula and at Antietam where they enfiladed the Confederate line at the Sunken Road. My ancestor described it quite simply as "we had it hot for some time". I'm fortunate to have his papers from that period including an affidavit that he submitted for a disability pension. I currently live in Charlottesville so I get an opportunity to visit Virginia battlefields and have been up to your area several times, including the hotest day of the year this summer.
    Rick Billies

  3. Genslocum - feel free to email me at any time at!

    Richard - Just to clarify, I'm writing a book about the First Battle of Deep Bottom, not Francis Barlow (although he features heavily in it). Do you happen to know if your ancestor was at that particular battle?

    Many thanks,


  4. I got a chance to listen to the interview today. You were very good. Your desire to talk to Barlow was interesting.

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