Saturday, January 30, 2021

Book News: Six Days of Awful Fighting

I was just polishing up my review of Eric Wittenberg and David Powell's Tullahoma book (which will be posted next week) when I discovered that Eric has another new title available now or very soon. Six Days of Awful Fighting: Cavalry Operations on the Road to Cold Harbor is put out by Fox Run Publishing, a relatively new micro publisher with only a handful of titles and authors in its current stable. Judging from what I've seen so far, Fox Run does nice work, and this is Wittenberg's third book published through them (see here and here) so he is obviously pleased with the experience.

The book provides the first full account of "the severe cavalry fighting leading up to the battle of Cold Harbor. From May 27 to June 1, the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac and the Cavalry Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia slugged it out at places like Hanovertown, Haw's Shop, Matadequin Creek, Hanover Court House, Ashland, and, finally, Cold Harbor itself, setting the stage for the well-known infantry battle that broke out on the afternoon of June 1, 1864." The 'Look Inside' feature found at the bolded title link above offers a little sample of the hoof thundering, saber flashing goodness within. Also welcome is the description note that the book contains dozens of illustrations and 25 maps.


  1. Drew: Looking forward to this one. I think we can reliably assume that it will be well-written, thoroughly-researched, and cogently analyzed.

  2. Hello Drew

    Looking forward to this title. Hopefully this publisher continues to publish more titles and expands their stable of authors.
    Is there a good title on Battle of Trevilian Station.

    Thanks Don Hallstrom

    1. Eric's own Trevilian Station book "Glory Enough for All" is still the standard. Opinions vary on McKinney's. I've never read it.


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