Monday, December 12, 2016

Gordon Rhea's "On to Petersburg" (at last)

Finally, some solid information about Gordon Rhea's long-awaited fifth and final volume of his acclaimed Overland Campaign series. LSU Press is scheduled to release On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864 in August of 2017. From the description: "...Rhea concludes his series with a comprehensive account of the last twelve days of the campaign, which concluded with the beginning of the siege of Petersburg. Like the four volumes that preceded it, On to Petersburg represents decades of research and scholarship and will stand as the most authoritative history of the final battles in the campaign." I'm sure many people acquainted with the author already knew this was happening, but it's news to me. By a wide margin, this is the upcoming title that I get asked about more than any other.


  1. Hi Drew

    Thanks for this update. I'm one of the many people who have asked you about this. Looking forward to Gordon's completion of this fabulous history. Not sure what else could be written about the Overland Campaign. Ten years from the publication of Cold Harbor and I'm sure this volume will be worth the wait.

    Regards and Merry Christmas
    Don H.

    1. Merry Christmas to you, too, Don. May your stocking be filled with great books!


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