“America’s Civil War” July issue article

My latest article in America’s Civil War magazine just hit newsstands and subscribers’ mailboxes.  Titled “Six Weeks In The Saddle,” the article is a synopsis of Brig. Gen. John Buford’s Federal cavalry division participation in the Gettysburg Campaign, and is accompanied by the 4-map study that I’ve posted about here earlier.  The maps detail the major actions of Buford’s cavalry during July 1 and the morning of July 2, most of the events mapped for the very first time.  Once again, I very much enjoyed working with master cartographer Steve Stanley on those maps.

Just a couple of minor errors crept into the article during the editing process of the magazine.  One is on page 27 – the 2nd and 3rd Federal cavalry divisions were commanded by David Gregg and Alfred Duffie respectively, not the other way around.  And the caption for the picture on that page states that Buford staffer Albert P. Morrow missed Gettysburg – he indeed didn’t join Buford’s staff until August 1863, but he was at Gettysburg, serving as a lieutenant of the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry (also known as “Rush’s Lancers”).  Morrow was in action on what is today known as South Cavalry Field, on July 3.

I hope the readers enjoy the article, and especially the map study.  Years of work and an enormous amount of digging in very obscure sources contributed to putting those maps together, something I always wished to see in print.  Steve did a fantastic job with them.

Published in: on May 5, 2008 at 11:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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