Friday, August 26, 2011

New Blog About To Appomattox Miniseries

Greg Caggiano and Steven Hancock have started a new blog that will have all of the latest updates and information about the upcoming miniseries To Appomattox. I recently had the chance to review and rewrite portions of the script that had to do with USCTs and I can tell you that this is going to be an excellent series once it debuts in 2013. For those who can’t endure the wait, this new blog will give you your weekly fix and a fascinating insider’s view of the series as production move forward.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs By The Sword Now Available For Pre-Order!

Well, after two years of research and writing I am happy to finally be able to say that my battle history of New Market Heights is now available for pre-order from The History Press! The official release date is September 15th, so if you want to be sure that you have a copy in your hands on that day, be sure to order your copy today!

From the Publisher:

In the predawn darkness of September 29, 1864, black Union soldiers attacked a heavily fortified position on the outskirts of the Confederate capital of Richmond. In a few hours of desperate fighting, these African American soldiers struck a blow against Robert E. Lee’s vaunted Army of Northern Virginia and proved to detractors that they could fight for freedom and citizenship for themselves and their enslaved brethren. For fourteen of the black soldiers who stormed New Market Heights that day, their bravery would be awarded with the nation’s highest honor—the Congressional Medal of Honor. With vivid firsthand accounts and meticulous tactical detail, James S. Price brings the Battle of New Market Heights into brilliant focus, with maps by master cartographer Steven Stanley.

Monday, August 8, 2011

If You Happen To Be in Richmond on September 23rd... sure to check out what should be a great event that is being sponsored by the County of Henrico. Held in honor of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War a FREE symposium will be the kickoff for the county's sesquicentennial  commemoration, bringing together nationally-renowned authors and experts for a discussion of the crucial role played by Henrico County in the American Civil War.

The symposium will feature:

Moderator-Andrew Talkov, Virginia Historical Society. Creator of the VHS Civil War Sesquicentennial exhibit, “An American Turning Point”

John Coski- Historian at the Museum of the Confederacy and author of Capital Navy: The Men, Ships, and Operations of the James River Squadron

Robert E. L. Krick, National Park Service Historian and author of “Stuart’s Last Ride: A Confederate View of Sheridan’s Raid"

Frank O’Reilly, National Park Service Historian and author of The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock

Jimmy Price, Historian and author of the forthcoming The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs By The Sword

The event will be held from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs, 23075. To register, call 804-328-4491.