Over the past few weeks I’ve been collating the cavalry portion of this project by Savas Beatie. As the Cavalry Editor of the book, I’ve been putting together entries for cavalrymen biographies, weapons, actions, etc. I’m really looking forward to seeing this one in print, and frankly I’m surprised that no one took it on before Savas – what a great idea. You’ll be able, just like any encyclopedia volume, to look up individuals, particular weapons, pertinent battlefield locations, farms, civilians – you name it. Overall editor Brad Gottfried has truly taken on a massive undertaking, but when this one appears I believe it will become a standard desk reference for Gettysburg. The average student and scholars alike will clamor for this book.
I’m not sure when the projected publication date is – perhaps later this year. Watch Savas’ website for further details.