Now taking orders for signed copies!!! The Capitals of the Confederacy will be released in a couple of weeks, and I am now taking pre-orders for signed copies. Books will be mailed as soon as they arrive from the publisher.
Can I tell you a little about The Capitals of the Confederacy? This new book, my twentieth, looks at the places that served as the Confederate capital. The journey starts in Montgomery with the gathering of delegates from the Deep South states. These delegates form a new government based upon the old United States Constitution. With the secession of Virginia, the government moves from Alabama to Richmond, a city much larger and, arguably, the most important in the new Confederate States of America. For four years, Richmond is the Confederate capital. On April 2, 1865, Federal forces break through Confederate defenses south of Petersburg, forcing Richmond to be evacuated. Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of the Confederate Cabinet move to Danville, Virginia. Following the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, Davis and the Cabinet move to Greensboro, then Charlotte, North Carolina. In Charlotte, the Confederate government collapses. Davis moves into South Carolina, and eventually Georgia, as Cabinet members drop off at various points along the way. Davis is eventually captured on May 10 in southern Georgia.
This new book looks at each of these places, from Montgomery to Charlotte, examining the role that they played and the contributions they provided the Southern Confederacy. There is even a chapter tracking Davis's movement through South Carolina and Georgia. The final chapter looks at places people can visit in five different states to learn more.
Copies are $17.00, plus $3.00 shipping and handling. Checks can be sent to PO Box 393, Crossnore, NC 28616.