The first draft was finally completed about a month ago and I was ready to finish revising and getting it off to my editor. What campaign next, I thought. My editor, Ted Savas, said “not so fast.” We discussed ideas for the remainder of the war and he made a good point. Why have North Anna and Cold Harbor as a separate volume? Combine them with the Spotsylvania volume and go up to 144 maps (instead of the 110 that I had been anticipating for just that one campaign).
So, I am hard at work finishing this volume. I am finishing up the North Anna fights and will soon move south with the two armies.
Good news on a slightly different front– Ted indicates that he will probably start editing the Fredericksburg volume soon.