Many people ask me why I get up at 3:00 a.m. every morning to work on my Civil War map books. I can’t really explain it, but I am on a mission to map every campaign in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War. I have a good start– four campaigns (First Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, Bristoe/Mine Run) are published and one is with Ted Savas, my editor. The greatest satisfaction comes from meeting readers who have enjoyed/benefited from my efforts. Not so great are the individuals who want to nitpick about this topic or that. I never engage them, but merely smile and say that there are many different perspectives and no one will ever know for sure.
I have never won and award for my work and probably won’t ever, but it is always satisfying when I read the responses to my books on Amazon. Now, Andrew Wagenhoffer has listed my Bristoe Station/Mine Run book as one of the best in 2014. To see the entire list, go to http://www.cwba.blogspot.in/search/label/Magazines%20and%20Journals