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Roll Call to Destiny

A few years ago, Rhode Island author Brent Nosworthy wrote an article for an early issue of my wargaming newsletter. He and I struck up a friendship, and I helped a little with his excellent book, Bloody Crucible of Courage: Fighting Methods and Combat Experience of the Civil War. Brent was kind enough to ask my counsel on a few matters for his new book Roll Call to Destiny: The Soldier’s Eye View of Civil War Battles, which will be in print in a couple of months.


I helped proofread the manuscript and make suggestions on the Seven Pines / Fair Oaks and Gettysburg East Cavalry Field sections. In turn, he has been proofing my new manuscript, A Spirit of Daring: The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign, and is now writing the forward to my book.
Trust me – his upcoming Roll Call to Destiny is very good, in Brent’s usual analytical style. He covers nearly a dozen regiments at various fights, analyzing their tactics and results in the greater context of mid-19th Century military training. Pre-orders can be placed here