Echoes From Gettysburg: South Carolina’s Memories and Images
South Carolina contributed two brigades of infantry, two regiments of cavalry and several artillery batteries to the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863. Their veterans related accounts of heroism and fear, triumph and loss for the remainder of their lives. These are their stories.
We Ride A Whirlwind: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place
The events at Appomattox Court House in Virginia on April 9, 1865 have long been considered the end of the Civil War. However, there were still Confederate armies in the field. This follows the dramatic events that occurred at James Bennett’s farm in modern-day Durham. In three remarkable meetings, Sherman and Johnston tried to not only set the terms for the surrender of the 91,000 Confederate troops east of the Mississippi River, but to make peace, once and for all. This is the story of those events, told in detail, and often in the words of the participants themselves.
Five or Ten Minutes of Blind Confusion: The Battle of Aiken, South Carolina, February 11,1865
In Five or Ten Minutes of Blind Confusion: The Battle of Aiken, South Carolina, February 11, 1865, award-winning Civil War cavalry historian Eric J. Wittenberg tells the story of the Battle of Aiken in both tactical and strategic detail for the first time. Readers will learn of the near disaster that befell the Union troopers, and how Wheeler’s move was actually a strategic debacle. Featuring five fine maps by a master cartographer and approximately 50 illustrations, this book fills an important gap in the body of literature addressing Sherman’s 1865 Carolinas Campaign. It marks Wittenberg’s third book on aspects of the Civil War in the Carolinas in 1865.
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We are honored to have Eric Wittenberg’s We Ride a Whirlwind: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place reviewed by award winning historian Michael C. Hardy on his excellent blog, Looking for the Confederate War. Be sure to leave him some feedback thanking him. Click here to access his review
While book-length studies of Civil War battles of all sizes abound in the literature, it’s only been over the past two decades that most of the engagements associated with the 1865 Carolinas Campaign have been satisfactorily addressed. In the late 1990s, a pair of closely released Bentonville studies by Mark Bradley and Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Read more about Five or Ten Minutes review on Civil War Books and Authors[…]
On the Emerging Civil War blog this week, author Eric J. Wittenberg writes: “Why would you spend the time and effort to write a book on a battle that only lasted a few minutes and which had minimal casualties?” I wish I had a dollar for every time that I’ve been asked that question—I could Read more about Five or Ten Minutes on Emerging Civil War[…]
New Release from Fox Run Publishing, August 15, 2018 One of the few Confederate battlefield victories in the dark days of 1865 occurred at Aiken, South Carolina, on February 11, 1865. Aiken itself had little strategic significance to either side; Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman had intended to by-pass the small resort town. Sherman Read more about Latest release: Five or Ten Minutes of Blind Confusion: The Battle of Aiken, South Carolina[…]
Thanks to Civil War News for this fine review of “We Ride a Whirlwind: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place.” We also thank them for allowing us to republish it here. We Ride a Whirlwind: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place. By Eric J. Wittenberg. Maps, photos, notes, appendices, index, 249 pp., 2017. Fox Run Read more about We Ride A Whirlwind in Civil War News[…]
Fox Run Publishing is honored to announce that America’s Civil War Magazine is featuring an excerpt from We Ride a Whirlwind: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place in the March 2018 edition. This issue is making its way to the newsstands and subscribers soon. We wish to thank the editors of this fine magazine for Read more about We Ride a Whirlwind featured in America’s Civil War Magazine[…]
Civil War Books and Authors excellent web site has posted a full review of We Ride a Whirlwind: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place as a follow up to their “new arrivals” smaller review they published earlier. Fox Run Publishing wishes to thank them for their valuable time in doing this great service to the Read more about Good review of We Ride a Whirlwind by CWBA[…]
The Emerging Civil War blog has published a review of We Ride a Whirlwind: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place by award winning historian, Eric J. Wittenberg. This is Wittenberg’s 20th book and Fox Run Publishing’s latest release. You may read it by clicking here.
Fox Run Publishing’s newest release from award winning author and Civil War cavalry authority, Eric J. Wittenberg, We Ride a Whirlwind: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place has been reviewed by the Civil War Books and Authors website. You may read this review by clicking here.
Be sure to come on out to see us on Saturday, Sept 23 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Bennett Place historic site near Durham, NC. It promises to be a great day. Eric Wittenberg will be on hand to sign books and at 1:00 pm, he will lead a special walking tour Read more about Eric Wittenberg Book Event Saturday, Sept. 23 at Bennett Place, Durham, NC[…]