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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: That Field of Blood

by Dan Vermilya In taking the time to reflect on the Emerging Civil War series and all of its accomplishments over the past decade, I wanted to pen a few words about my entry, That Field of Blood: The Battle … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up!

It’s a story familiar to many of us. An uncle took me to a battlefield when I was six, and I was hooked—only it wasn’t Gettysburg! It was Cold Harbor and the fields of the Seven Days battles. Every year … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: The Appendices

One of the components of the ECW Series we really pay a lot of attention to are the appendices in each book. Traditionally, we’ve used them as the chance to give up-and-coming writers the chance to earn a publication credit … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Battle Above the Clouds

Writing Battle above the Clouds To date, I have written eleven books, co-authored one (Tullahoma) and contributed essays to two more. Most of that writing has been published by Savas Beatie, though I have also worked with Southern Illinois University … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Determined to Stand and Fight

When I reflect on the battle of Monocacy and the origins of what eventually became Determined to Stand and Fight, I think back to how the engagement outside of Frederick, Maryland, gave me a greater appreciation for the smaller actions … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Designing The Covers

by Ian Hughes www.mousematdesign.com When I am asked to design a cover, I always start the same way. I create a template to the size of the book, import the cover copy into separate text boxes and then import the … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: The Last Road North

Gettysburg will always be a perennial favorite. From its devotees of the battle’s historiography to the battlefield trekkers that come back time and time again, in the field of the American Civil War, the battle of Gettysburg will always remain … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Don’t Give an Inch

When it came to writing Don’t Give an Inch, I was very excited to put pen to paper but, at the same time, I’m not going to lie: I was a little bit nervous. We decided to break up the … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: A Long and Bloody Task and All the Fighting They Want

The Romans had a phrase: Brevitas aurea est, “shortness is golden.” (Well, they really didn’t, but amo Latinam, so I make these things up as I go along.) As an Atlanta Campaign guy, I join countless others in esteeming Albert … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Out Flew the Sabres

For me, writing Out Flew the Sabers with Dan Davis was an interesting experience. I had already published a 63,000-word monograph on the battle, and also wrote a detailed treatment that appeared in my book The Union Cavalry Comes of Age: … Continue reading

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