The above map of the Battle of Newport Barracks was drawn by Josiah O. Livingston of the 9th Vermont. Livingston was one of three members of the 9th Vermont to later win the Medal of Honor for their actions during the February 2, 1864 battle.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Book Update

I am well in the process of writing and as of now the working title of the book will be Fight as long as possible : The Battle of Newport Barracks, February 2, 1864. Right now the size will be anywhere between 100-150 pages. After crunching some numbers I believe I am going to look at self publishing first, unless I get a better deal through a publisher. Once I get closer to finishing the manuscript I will begin to take pre-orders for the book. So that is where the project stands at this moment. My expectation is to be finished with the manuscript in 2-3 months if all goes well.


  1. Sounds like a great project. Last year, I read the 9th Vermont history by Wickman and was intrigued by his detailed account of the Newport Barracks battle. Looking forward to reading your book length study. Good luck, and please keep us posted about your progress.

    Welcome to the blogging world, as well.


  2. In case you didn't see my reply to your response on my blog (Civil War Navy), you might want to talk to Jack Fryar with Dram Tree Books in Wilmington. He publishes lots of local and regional history, and your project would be right in his wheelhouse. He's recently published a book on Potter's Raid, and I imagine your book will be somewhat similar in scope. If you want his info let me know and I'll put you in touch with him.

    Andrew Duppstadt