Sunday, January 10, 2010

Civil War News book review of Hiram's Honor

A recent book review of Hiram's Honor by historian Kenneth D. Williams can be seen at  Williams is an accomplished writer as can be attested by the last statement in his well-crafted review:

"Read this novel and you can feel like you are cold, hungry, footsore and afraid just like so many of those young boys of old."

This sketch from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War gives me this feeling as much as any I have come across.  Very much appreciate the good words Ken.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Upcoming trip to Andersonville

I will be leaving soon for a book signing event at Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia scheduled for 11 am to 3 pm Saturdary February 20, 2010.  The first Union prisoners of war from Belle Island in Richmond, including my ancestor Private Hiram Terman, probably walked through the gate (see gate replica in above photo) at Andersonville in late February 1864.  It should be quite an experience signing copies of Hiram's Honor at Andersonville 146 years after Hiram's arrival there.