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Wednesday, June 06, 2012
News: Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions Wins Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award
From the Publisher: Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions Wins The Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award, for Reprint, 2011
From The Publisher: The Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award for a 2011 Reprint has been given to Gettysburg’s Forgotten Cavalry Actionsby Eric Wittenberg. The Army Historical Foundation has an annual awards program to recognize books and articles that have made a distinctive contribution to U.S. Army history.
Wittenberg’sGettysburg’s Forgotten Cavalry Actionspreviously won the Bachelder-Coddington award upon its initial release. Now with a completely revised and redesigned edition Wittenberg has won another major award.
“Considering that the original edition of the book won an award, I find it especially gratifying that the new edition was also recognized,” said Wittenberg. “The new edition is a completely different book, and it deserves to be judged on its own merits. I’m grateful to the good folks at Savas Beatie for sharing my vision for it, and I am similarly grateful to the Army Historical Foundation for honoring it.”
Gettysburg’s Forgotten Cavalry Actions is a fully revised edition that adds extensive new research, interpretations, and conclusions about the Battle of Gettysburg’s Farnsworth’s Charge, South Cavalry Field, and the Battle of Fairfield, July 3, 1863. The revised edition includes: nearly 15,000 words of new material, including a new appendix (co-authored with J. David Petruzzi), a walking and driving tour complete with GPS coordinates, updated photographs to reflect the modern appearance of the Gettysburg battlefield, and a new map.
"Gettysburg’s Forgotten Cavalry Actions is an influential book and we are honored that it was given this prestigious award," explained Savas Beatie’s Managing Director Theodore P. Savas. "Eric is a true trail blazer in the arena of Civil War Cavalry research and writing and we are proud of our ongoing relationship with him."
The AHF Distinguished Writing Awards program was established in 1997 to recognize authors who make a significant contribution to the literature on U.S. Army history. Each year nominations are submitted to the Awards Committee by publishers and journal editors. A small group of finalists are selected and a final judging is made.
Professor, Waynesburg University, Director of Eberly Library, Adjunct instructor in U.S. history. Member: Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves, Pennsylvania Reserves Division; Chesapeake Volunteer Guard.
Areas of study: Civil War medicine, Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Army Signal Corps, antebellum politics.