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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Embattled Capital

Today, we’ll hear from both co-authors, Doug Crenshaw and Bert Dunkerly…. Doug Crenshaw Bert Dunkerly had been working on this book for some time when he approached me and asked if I’d like to contribute. Of course I said “yes!” … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Call Out The Cadets

Why New Market? Why another book about the battle fought on May 15, 1864, in the Shenandoah Valley as Union soldiers once more tried to secure a strategic position and a scrambled together force of Confederate troops fought to prevent … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Let Us Die Like Men

Writing the story of the battle of Franklin in Let Us Die Like Men was one I really wanted to do. Franklin captured my imagination and interest very early on after a visit there with my aunt and uncle sometime … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: All Hell Can’t Stop Them

Very early in the writing process for the book that became Battle Above the Clouds, the publisher, the editor, and myself all decided that instead of trying to encompass all of the fighting for Chattanooga into one ECW Series volume, … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Attack at Daylight and Whip Them

by Gregory A. Mertz The best resource for any battle is the battlefield itself. The Emerging Civil War books are different from many other volumes because it has a guide-book component to it and an inherently strong connection between the narrative … 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: 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: Hell Itself

Fewer battlefields have more mystique than the Wilderness. For three days, the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia hammered at each other in a dense second-growth forest that soldiers described as “the dark, close wood.” During … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Grant’s Last Battle

It’s a pretty nerdy thing to admit, but I loved writing a book about a guy who was writing a book. That the guy was Ulysses S. Grant, and the book his personal memoirs, and that he was writing it … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: The Aftermath of Battle

The Aftermath of The Aftermath of Battle I was not the original choice to write The Aftermath of Battle, but I am so pleased that I was the final choice. I am not sure of the exact events that led to my … Continue reading

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