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Volume Three

The third, and last, vol­ume of Carman’s man­u­script is now in the hands of Savas-Beatie. No word yet on pub­lish­ing date, but I hope later this year. It includes a chap­ter on the bat­tle of Shep­herd­stown Ford, and chap­ters sum­ming up the cam­paign, and also sup­ple­men­tal infor­ma­tion on the pre­lude to the cam­paign. A large [...]
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Letter from Capt. John Frank, Battery G, 1st NY Art.

Frank wrote sev­eral let­ters to the Bat­tle­field Board, help­ing to locate its posi­tion on the field. below is a type­script of one of those letters. Lamar­tine Fond du Lac Co Wis. Dec 28th [18]99 Genl. E.A. Car­man. Dear Sir: In reply to yours of the 16th Inst. stat­ing the dif­fi­culty of locat­ing my Bat­tery on [...]
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Sev­eral read­ers have answered my request for cor­rec­tions to my edit­ing of Carman’s man­u­script. I have pre­pared a doc­u­ment titled Errata Vol. I, which is posted below. I will con­tinue to add cor­rec­tions as they appear, and my thanks to all who sought to improve/correct this book. The point is to make these vol­umes as [...]
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Nice compliment

I was thrilled today when I read in the lat­est Civil War Mon­i­tor that Vol. II of the Car­man man­u­script was given Hon­or­able men­tion by Dr. Ethan Rafuse, US Army Com­mand & Gen­eral Staff Col­lege Pro­fes­sor, in the Best Books of 2012 col­umn. Very thrilled about this.
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Critical praise for Vol. II

Dim­itri Rotov, whose Civil War Book­shelf reviews are frank and objec­tive, had these nice things to say about Vol. II: Tom Clemens’ sec­ond vol­ume of anno­tated Ezra Car­man is out, The Mary­land Cam­paign of 1862, and it weighs in at 668 pages, for a total of 1189 pages includ­ing Vol­ume 1. The first vol­ume cov­ered the [...]
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