Books Published or in the writing stage

Here's a list of books I have written that have been published or will will be published in the next few years.  

Major General Thomas L. Rosser

Custer's Gray Rival: The Life of Major General Thomas Lafayette Rosser

Published by Fox Run Publishing

When researching for the General Thomas L. Rosser biography, I had the good fortune to come across a 1942 photo of the home in which he was born. It's in the book. None of his descendants knew of it. Today, all of the outbuildings are gone. Only the main house survives. It has been remodeled, but is of the original size on the original site. Really lucky break. i talked with a gentleman whose family lived in the house (I checked this out via deed research) from 1935-1942. He told me what all the outbuildings were used for - fascinating!

Photo courtesy Library of Congress


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Colonel Thomas T. Munford
Unhonored Service: The Life of Lee's Senior Cavalry Commander, Colonel Thomas Taylor Munford, CSA

To be released in November 2021 by Fox Run Publishing

Major General Rosser and Colonel Thomas T. Munford hated each other and feuded for the remainder of their lives.  Both men grew to loath General J.E.B. Stuart.

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               Photo courtesy of VMI Archives

Colonel Munford deserved promotion to brigadier general, but was passed over by others less qualified and junior in service to him.  He was a capable cavalry commander, who quarreled with his superiors, but was loved by the troopers in his command.


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Brigadier General William H. Payne was promoted over Colonel Thomas T. Munford in the Fall of 1864, eliciting in Payne's opinion an offensive comment from Munford. The thin-skinned Payne challenged Munford to a duel. The matter was settled amicably with an exchange of letters.

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Fighting for General Lee: The Life of General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade
Published by Savas Beatie

Winner of the 2016 Douglas Southall Freeman Best Southern Book of the Year Award.

Winner of a 2016 North Carolina Society of Historians Book Award.