Friday, April 18, 2008

New Book Released: The Battle of Massard Prairie

I'm pleased to announce the publication of my latest Civil War book, The Battle of Massard Prairie, Arkansas.

This fascinating battle took place on July 27, 1864 on the outskirts of Fort Smith and was one of the most dramatic Confederate victories in Arkansas.

The Battle of Massard Prairie was especially significant because: 1) it included a dramatic mass cavalry charge across miles of open ground, 2) hundreds of white and Native American Confederate soldiers fought side by side, and 3) it resulted in one of the few documented cases of Union soldiers scalping Southern dead.

The book is being published by Yuchi Heritage of Florida and all profits will be donated to historic preservation efforts. 50% have been committed to assist with the development of the new Driving Tour at Cane Hill Battlefield in Arkansas. If you are aware of other projects in need of funding, please contact me to discuss the possibilities.

The book is available now through (just look for the Battle of Massard Prairie heading), where you can also read more about the battle. It will be available through the gift shop at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in 7-10 days and will begin popping up on most online bookstores over the next month or so. Other locations will be announced soon.

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