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.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Update on what I have been doing and working on

  • The biggest news is that my book Fight As Long As Possible: The Battle of Newport Barracks, February 2, 1864 is finished other than the final editing and formatting process. Expect to see it out in early to mid November. The reason for this is that it will be the last release of the year for my publishing company, Ten Roads Publishing, and we have an upcoming title that we would like to get out before mine.
  • My next projects are in the works as well and they all center on North Carolina soldiers in the Gettysburg Campaign. The first is a comprehensive roster of North Carolina soldiers who were casualties at the Battle of Gettysburg. This roster will include those killed, wounded, and captured during the July 1-3, 1863 battle. The second is a spin off project from my overall study of North Carolina soldiers in the Gettysburg Campaign and that will be a brigade study of Iverson's Brigade. Lastly my third project is the overall study of North Carolina soldiers, and admittedly it is a gigantic task that is at least five years from being complete, but the first two projects will aid greatly in it.
  • The company I co-own, Ten Roads Publishing, is also taking up a great bit of my time but it is truly a labor of love and I am very excited about the authors and books that we have released and will be releasing soon. One great honor is that we will be publishing The Gettysburg Bicentennial Album by William A. Frassanito. Ever since I read Bill's book Gettysburg: A Journey in Time when I was in the sixth grade, he has been one of my favorite authors and I am lucky to have gotten to know him well since my move to Gettysburg. I could never have imagined when I was 11 that one day I would be working with him to publish one of his books. The conversations I have had with him have been one of the great experiences I have had in Gettysburg and are a major influence on me in my continuing development as a historian.

1 comment:

  1. I am overjoyed to find this site!Ihave tracked thru the woods and mud around the site,and as I do,I can imagine what took place in 1862.This site should be preserved,as it is one of the few sites in Carteret Co. that has not fallen to development.Please continue your work on Newport and the part it played in the War of Nortern Agression.