The Opening Battles

by Kevin Campbell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/10/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 1018
ISBN : 9781514492642
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 1018
ISBN : 9781514492666
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1018
ISBN : 9781514492659

About the Book

Author Kevin Campbell in this work examines in detail the swirling cavalry fight at Brandy Station. He also gives a lucid, well-written account of the debacle that befell Robert H. Milroy and his ill-fated division at Winchester and Carter’s Woods. Those battles, bloody in their own right, were soon relegated to the back pages when the horrific Battle of Gettysburg began dominating the press and the postwar reminiscences of the veterans. We can learn much from this new work, with its treasury of pertinent eyewitness accounts and clear prose. His skill in digging through the regimentals, official records, diaries, and other materials is evident, as well as his ability to interweave them into a cohesive narrative that brings the battles, personalities, and long hours of marching to light.

About the Author

Kevin Alan Campbell has been an independent researcher and student of the civil war and the Eastern theater of the conflict for over thirty-seven years. As a college graduate and product engineer in the building products industry, he pays attention to details, which is required by his profession, and this can be seen within his research and writing efforts. He first became interested in the Battle of Gettysburg as a young man when he visited the battlefield for the first time in 1977. His passion for the battle was cemented a few years later after reading Professor Edwin Coddington’s work for the first time. He has visited the hallowed ground in Pennsylvanian many times since. He lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon, with his wife, Susan, and daughter, Megan.