My latest book, Watauga County in the Civil War, will be hitting the stands soon - as in next week. This project really means a great deal to me - I took eighteen years to research it. It is jammed with material - some of it old (but hopefully presented in a new light), and some of it is new material that you have probably never seen before. The book covers the War years, 1861-1865, and the events that took place in old Watauga County. Also, there are chapters on the soldiers who marched away, Reconstruction, the Remembrance process (like the veteran reunions), and Unionists.
So, I would like to offer you a chance to order a signed copy of the book. I've set up a page just for that process. Please visit http://www.michaelchardy.com/CWWatauga for instructions on ordering online, or via mail. If you would like the book or books inscribed to someone, please make sure you include that in your note. Books are $17.00 each, plus $3.00 shipping.
Of course, I will be speaking and signing in the Boone area. This includes:
Boone Heritage Festival, October 12, 2013 (all day)
Watauga County Public Library, October 22, 2013 (1:00 - 3:00 pm)
Autumn Leaf Festival, Jefferson, October 26, 2013 (all day)
Gen. James B. Gordon Camp, SCV, N. Wilkesboro, November 7, 2013 (7:00pm)
Black Bear Books, TBA
If you would like me to visit your group, please drop me a line.
Thanks again to everyone who contributed over the years to this project, and I look forward to hearing from you!