Sorry that I have fallen off the grid, though I have for a few good reasons. The past few months Chris and I have been working on four major writing projects. For those of you that may not be writers, it takes a great deal of time and energy to do what we do. The first major project is our upcoming book covering the Second Battle of Fredericksburg and Salem Church (My passion project).
The second project has been the completion of a book entitled Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg. We hope to have this book released in time for the 150th anniversary of the battle.
The third is an article for Hallowed Ground Magazine. The article is set to be printed in their December 2012 issue. The article covers the Upper Pontoon Crossing on December 11th at Fredericksburg, as well as the subsequent street fighting that took place. The fourth and final project is mammoth in scale. The two of us have been immersed in research for a micro-tactical study of the third day of the Battle of Chancellorsville. This book will focus on the fight for the Hazel Grove, Fairview and the Chancellorsville crossroads. We have dug up some outstanding stories.
Since we are up against deadlines for projects, I have holed up working on research, rough drafts and editing. With this said, it will be leading to a number of posts for ECW in the coming months. One such series I am working on will cover the Battle of Fredericksburg’s southern sector at Prospect Hill and the Slaughter Pen Farm. Starting December 10th, I will launch a four-part series exploring this seemingly overlooked action (I will also have a street fighting post looking at the Upper Pontoon Crossing). This will just be the tip of the iceberg utilizing some of the great new research we have dug up.