Thursday, June 7, 2012


Some of you may recall my mentioning, in a recent post, a forthcomong book dealing with the mounted forces of the Revolutionary War containing essays by nine contributors, myself included.  The book, Cavalry of the American Revolution, ably edited by Jim Piecuch, associate professor of history at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, is now generally available, either directly through www.westholme or any online or regular book dealer. 

I, a mere novelist, am genuinely flattered to have been included among the outstanding scholars participating  at the Revolutionary War Cavalry Conference at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC November 9-10, 2007, whose proceedings compose the body of this important book.  I encourage any of you who have an interest in this topic to obtain a copy.  My essay is "Cavalry Operations at Eutaw Springs:  A Novelists's View."  In his introduction, editor Piecuch was kind enough to say my contribution "discovered much of historical relevance" that helped "fill gaps in the historical record with plausible surmise, allowing him to present an account of the cavalry fighting at Eutaw Springs in his novel [Nor the Battle to the Strong] that is simultaneously fictionalized and authentic."

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