Stephen M. Hood
6 x 9 hardcover
 85 images
264 pages

Bradley M. Gottfried 
7 x 10 hardcover
82 maps 
240 pages

David A. Powell and  
Eric J. Wittenberg
6 x 9 hardcover
16 maps * 50 images
408 pages


Neil P. Chatelain 
6 x 9 hardcover  
20 maps * 75 images
384 pages

Michael C. Harris
6 x 9 Hardcover
27 maps * 46 images
528 pages

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Libri Novi - October 2020
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In This Issue
Honestly, I am exhausted just thinking about how to do all this. Just look at the picture. 


That's how I feel. Like my woof world is tilted to one side--I have so much work to do I am getting vertigo. We hauled in five pallets, 5,000 lbs. of books today. 

If you want to see how much work, click the video link below for Facebook. Pop is on there with most of the gals (of whom I am one) and we run the show here. He also did a brief little tour of our office (but left off mine, of course). 

I am glad you liked the MatchDog article from last month. Got a lot of good feedback on that. I appreciate all the advice, but seriously I am not going to paint my nails, and I am not going to wear ribbons, and I am not going to lie about my age. (All real suggestions). 

But I AM going to start Kenya's Dance and Charm School. I am starting with two pupils, Kyoto (18 months, front, a Rhodesian Boxer) and Roscoe (13, a stinky old hound dog.) We began with SIT! Kyoto got the hang of it, as you can see. Roscoe has problems with single syllable commands even with doggie treats. We were supposed to be flush in a row, but . . . teaching these two charm and dance is like herding cats. (See how I did that!) Also notice how perfect I can sit. Like a statue. I promise big improvements next month.

Speaking of Big Improvements (see how I did that again?) Pop got a BIG award last month and it was a big surprise. (Of course it was, right? I mean, who would give him an award? But I digress). 

He used to fly around the country and give a lot of talks and tours, but took some time off from that (like 15 years) and is starting up again. He loves to fly out and meeting folks and have a fun time. Ms. Zoe went with him. The Milwaukee Civil War Round Table flew him out in September and after his presentation on finding the Payne's Farm Battlefield, gave him "The Iron Brigade Award for Civil War Scholarship," and a very nice plaque he already has hanging in his library. It is an award with a lineage directly from the Iron Brigade Association of descendants itself. He is very thankful.

Ted and Zoe and the Award.

The Iron Brigade Award. Lovely.


Finally, Pop came home sad and told me we lost Ed Bearss in September. 

The legendary Edwin C. Bearss. May he Rest in Peace. He won't rest in peace--because he is already booked up solid to lead tours around the Universe, showing God a few things about Terrain and the value of the high ground. God I miss him already.

AND yes, we are actively working on a very special facsimile reprint of Ed's The Vicksburg Campaign trilogy. More on that next month.  

Meanwhile, happy book receiving, reading, and enjoying from all of us here at SB central.

Miss Kenya

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Because so many of you have asked, we are looking into reprinting the seven oversize black and white Bachelder Maps (on lovely stock, shipped flat in a box) keyed to the book's notes. Will know next month and keep you in the loop.

Thank you for your continued support of all of our books. We are grateful to have you as customers and friends.

~ The Awesome Miss Kenya, Sarah, the other Sarah, Lisa, Lois, and Donna


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Five new releases. First editions are going FAST!

(1) Patriots Twice: Former Confederates and the Building of America after the Civil War by Stephen M. Hood

Call the office at 916-941-6896, visit our website, or email us to order your copies. 
Today's United States benefited greatly from the post-Civil War reconciliation that accepted the contributions of former Confederates. The men who fought the South forgave them and moved on together. It is an important lesson everyone today should learn.
Powell and Wittenberg mined hundreds of archival and firsthand accounts to craft a splendid study of this overlooked campaign that set the stage for the Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, the removal of Rosecrans and Bragg from the chessboard of war, the elevation of U.S. Grant to command all Union armies, and the early stages of William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign.

This breaks down the entire campaign into sixteen map sets or "action sections" enriched with 82 detailed full-page color maps. These cartographic originals bore down to the regimental and battery level, and include the march to and from the battlefield and virtually every significant event in between. At least two, and as many as ten, maps accompany each map set.
Most studies of the Mississippi River focus on Union campaigns to open and control it, while overlooking Southern attempts to stop them. This is the other side of the story - the first modern full-length treatment of inland naval operations from the Confederate perspective.  This is a fast-paced, well-crafted, and endlessly fascinating account that is sure to please the most discriminating student of the Civil War.
On October 4, 1777,  Germantown was a small village on the outskirts of the colonial capital whose surrounding fields and streets witnessed one of the largest battles of the American Revolution.
The bloody battle represented George Washington's attempt to recapture Philadelphia, but has long been overshadowed by better-known events. This is the first complete study to merge the strategic, political, and tactical history of this complex operation.
Ed Bearss Tribute

The one-and-only Civil War (and WWI and WWII) historian, the indefatigable 97-year-old Edwin C. Bearss, has died. A very sad day, my friends.

When he was suffering from dehydration at Gettysburg and collapsed a few years back, he looked up and saw Howard's statue and in his unique way, said "God, take me when you want, but my God not under the shadow of O. O. Howard! Can't I die by Hancock!" Or words to that effect. Let us hope he and Hancock are together now. If they are, Ed is pointing his walking stick this way and that, asking Hancock questions.

I was fortunate enough to work with Ed on several book projects, for which I am grateful. Rest in Peace my friend. - tps

Coming 2021!

Paperbacks available.

Only a handful of paperbacks left--hurry!

Emerging Revolutionary War Feature
In July, the Emerging Revolutionary War Series welcomed a new book, A Handsome Flogging: The Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778 by William R. Griffith IV. Since its release, it has been a steady purchase for many of our customers.

Thanks to virtual events, even more readers have been introduced to this series and this book.

Last month, ECW/ERW author Rob Orrison interviewed Billy to get his take on the Battle of Monmouth among other topics. Click on this link to check it out!

SPECIAL OFFER: Order a copy of this book using coupon code FREEMEDIASHIP today to receive free shipping and an original bookplate signed by author!


Virtual Event - Infantry in the Civil War
Do we have the event for you - no matter where you are! Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours has converted the original program to a virtual platform via Zoom. Portions of the conference will be pre-recorded, but all tour guides will be LIVE via Zoom for commentary and questions.


Who: Great SB authors Tom Clemens, Jim Hessler, Chris Mackowski, and Eric Wittenberg
What: Discuss Infantry in the Civil War
When: October 23-25
Where: Wherever you want-it's virtual!
Why: Because it's fun and informative

Follow this link to reserve your spot today! See you online!
Look in a Library - Brad Gottfried
This month, we look into Brad Gottfried's library - author of 7 books in the Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series, including the new release, The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign. Enjoy!

1. How old were you when you got the Civil War "bug" and when did you begin collecting Civil War books?
I was about 13 years old living in Philadelphia. My older brother was interested in the Civil War and I emulated him. I started collecting books right from the start and was smart enough to purchase some first editions published during the 19th century. 
2. How many books do you have, and how do you organize your library?
I probably had 1,800 books at one time. Being 70 years old, I have begun culling my library of books that I can find on-line. I have recently sold my sets of the Official Records, Clark's North Carolina Regiments, and Bates' Pennsylvania Volunteers. I can find them easily online and use that resource and I want others to find the enjoyment they provided me. I still collect books-too many my wife says, but they are books that I can't find online. For example, I recently purchased John Horn's, The Petersburg Regiment and Jeffrey Hunt's Meade and Lee at Bristoe Station and will continue to do so. I probably still have about 1,000 books.

I organize my library into several sections: campaigns, unit histories/memoirs/diaries, biographies/autobiographies, and miscellaneous.  
3. I have the most books on Gettysburg, and the count is up to about 300. My writing career began with Gettysburg and while I have turned to other topics in recent years, I still keep those books (and add others) as I am still passionate about the campaign and live so close to the battlefield. Since I am an Antietam Licensed Battlefield Guide and a Gettysburg Licensed Town Guide, I have been purchasing books on those topics as well.
4. If you had to pick a special favorite collectible/rare/special book in your collection, what is it and how did you come to acquire it?

I have a first edition of Henry McClellan's The Life and Campaigns of Major-General J. E. B. Stuart (1885). I actually bought it at a library book sale when I was about 15 years old and got it for $1.

5. I collect Civil War books because...

I collect Civil War books because I am passionate about learning more about the conflict. They also help me to better understand the war so I can be a more effective writer/researcher.

We would love for customers to participate in this popular column! Just answer the following questions and email us a photo of your collection (with you, if you like, holding your favorite Savas Beatie book). 

We will feature it an upcoming issue. If we run your entry, we will drop $5.00 into your online Savas Beatie account to use as you wish! Email it to 
1. How old were you when you got the Civil War "bug" and when did you begin collecting Civil War books?
2. How many books do you have, and how do you organize your library?
3. I have the most books on ________ (topic or subject), and the count is up to ______.
4. If you had to pick a special favorite collectible/rare/special book in your collection, what is it and how did you come to acquire it?
5. I collect Civil War books because . . .

Reviews in Brief

We encourage you to click on the link provided to read each review in full. We enjoy partnering with our book reviewers . . . and now bringing you their thoughts all in one easy-to-access place!

"This book is a fascinating account of a neglected aspect of the war. It is incredibly detailed and well-documented..."
                                                               - San Francisco Book Review

Click here to read the full review.

"Maxfield's detailed summary of the prison system-as well as his focus on the prison's creation and maintenance-make this book ideal for readers interested in but unfamiliar with Civil War prisons. Through a combination of official prison records, prisoners' writings, and photographs, Maxfield resurrects Elmira Prison in history and memory."
- The Civil War Monitor
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Out and About

Although the majority of our authors are unable to meet and greet you in person, that has not stopped a few from sharing photos. We look forward to future photos of book signings and tours. Enjoy!

Here is Seceding from Secession co-author Ed Sargus with the first copy of his new book. Congrats!

If the books don't make it to you, you go to the source. Sam Hood tracked down Patriots Twice at a distribution center! Go Sam!

Michael Harris proudly shows off his latest work, Germantown. That stack of boxes behind him? Those are books to be signed and mailed to readers or sold during walking tours!


Author Events

We have many author events on the books (many of which are virtual!). Be sure to click here to see our full author event calendar.

Coming up in the Emerging Civil War Series
  • Lincoln Comes to Gettysburg: The Creation of the Soldiers' National Cemetery and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Bradley Gottfried and Linda Gottfried
  • Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War by Brian Swartz
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