Monday, February 20, 2012


It's been a while since I had a new project see print, though I hope that will soon change; but in the meantime I've been fortunate to contribute to a collaborative novel--mentioned in my last post--and in May I will be in print again as a contributor to a book called Cavalry of the American Revolution (Westholme Publishing), edited by my friend Dr. Jim Piecuch, a professor of history at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

My effort is an article entitled "Cavalry Operations at Eutaw Springs," a paper I presented sometime ago at a conference at Wofford College, SC dedicated to examining the use of cavalry in the Revolutionary War in the South. The conference was sponsored by Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution, an online magazine for RevWar buffs and an organization of professional and amateur historians interested in our struggle for independence especially as it manifested itself in the South.

The article resulted from research I did, in collaboration with Lee F. McGee of Pittsburgh, PA, a fellow cavalry enthusiast, for my novels Nor the Battle to the Strong (2008) and The Sunshine of Better Fortune (forthcoming). In it I explained the sources we consulted in order to write a hopefully convincing account of the cavalry operations in the Revolutionary War in the South.

The contents include:

  • Gregory J. W. Urwin: The Continental Light Dragoons, 1776-1783
  • Lee F. McGee: European Influences on Continental Cavalry
  • John M. Hutchins: Cavalry Action at Poundridge, New York
  • Donald J. Gara: Cavalry Battles in New York and New Jersey
  • Scott A. Miskimon: Anthony Walton White: A Revolutionary Dragoon
  • Michael C. Scoggins: South Carolina’s Backcountry Rangers
  • Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard: Continentals in Tarleton’s British Legion
  • Charles F. Price: Cavalry Operations at Eutaw Springs
  • Jim Piecuch: The “Black Dragoons”

  • The book may be pre-ordered at

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