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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Speaking on May 21

* I have been invited to talk about the Battle of Newport Barracks as part of the grand opening of the Fort Benjamin Park in Newport. This will take place on Saturday May 21 from 10am to 1pm at the park site. The park which is the newest of the recreation facilities in Carteret County rests on a portion of the battlefield in Newport over which the 42nd North Carolina advanced on the afternoon of February 2, 1864. I will have a few artifacts on display and will be on site to discuss the battle and any questions the public might have.

* Things have been fairly busy for me the past two months between work with the publishing company I co-own, speaking engagements, and the research and writing for my upcoming book on the 26th North Carolina. I hope within the next month to add more content to the blog so be on the look out for that.

* I will be announcing shortly my next book which will be available in April of 2011, this is a project which I am very excited about. Of course this does not delay at all the release of the 26th North Carolina book which will be in June of 2013.