Coming Soon to the Emerging Civil War Series: The Blood-Tinted Waters of the Shenandoah

This is a fun time of year because we’re working on cover designs for our 2024 releases in the Emerging Civil War Series. For this volume, we’re pleased to welcome the outstanding Civil War scholar Jonathan Noyalas to the series for an especially neat project: a collaboration with the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to support the Institute’s efforts.

If you’ve not heard of the battle of Cool Spring, you might not be alone—but that’s one reason we’re featuring it in an ECWS book! Following Jubal Early’s repulse from Fort Stevens in early July, his small army fell back into the Shenandoah Valley, pursued by Horatio Wright.

The site of their clash was preserved by the American Battlefield Trust and its members several years ago, and that land was, in turn, turned over to the McCormick Institute as a “living classroom” for their students, who get to do all sorts of wicked cool history-related things centered around the battlefield. It’s really quite remarkable. Jonathan’s own work has also shed some fascinating light on the individuals who fought and died there.

We can’t wait to share this one with you!

And don’t forget, we’ll be featuring Jonathan as one of our keynote speakers at the 2024 Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge August 2–4. Click here for details or to order tickets.

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