Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Quick Hits

Be sure to check out my new interview with Harry Smeltzer over at Bull Runnings. Many thanks to Harry for letting me take up some of his blog space!

My friend and fellow member of the re-formed 23rd USCT Steward Henderson has written a two-part blog post that gives a great overall history of the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. Steward’s posts can be found over at the Emerging Civil War blog.

Hat tip to Craig Swain for letting me know about the dedication of a new monument for the 8th United States Colored Heavy Artillery this Saturday at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention and Expo Center in Paducah, Kentucky. The 8th USCHA’s most famous day came at the Battle of Olustee and it is fitting that they receive a monument in their home state.

Also happening this Saturday is a book signing featuring your truly at the Civil War Life Museum Store on Caroline Street in Downtown Fredericksburg. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, be sure to swing by and say hey!

Finally, you may notice a new badge on the front page of The Sable Arm. I was informed yesterday that voted The Sable Arm one of the Top 50 Military History Blogs for 2011! Many thanks to them and to all of you who continue to read and support this blog!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Upcoming Signings & Talks

Saturday, October 15th – Richmond Folk Festival: All-day signing at the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

Saturday October 22nd – Signing at the Civil War Life Museum Store on Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, VA

Saturday November 12th – Signing at Barnes & Noble, Chesterfield Towne Center. Signing begins at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday December 3rd – Talk & book signing at the African American Civil War Museum & Memorial in Washington, DC. Talk begins at 1: 00 p.m.

Saturday December 10th – Talk & book signing at the John J. Wright Museum in Spotsylvania, VA. Event begins at 10:00 a.m.

As always, if you’d like to set up a time for a lecture and/or book signing, feel free to contact me at