QUESTION: What Western Campaign Should We Cover in the Next Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series?
Here is how the responses broke down:
Shiloh 5 (26%)
Chattanooga-Knoxville 3 (15%)
Atlanta Campaign 7 (36%)
Kentucky Campaign 4 (21%)
A half-dozen more called or emailed for other reasons, mentioned the poll, that they hadn't yet voted (and then told me how they would vote). I did not include them. And I did not vote, nor did anyone who works here (as far as I know).
I was surprised the result was spread as evenly as it was, but I was not surprised that the Atlanta Campaign triumphed. There has always been much more interest in that campaign than the scholarship reflects. I also believe that Russell Bonds' new and outstanding book War Like the Thunderbolt will increase that interest. (I don't say this about many books, but that is one I wish we had published.)
We will take all this under advisement.
Just to reiterate, here are the first three volumes in this series:
The Maps of Gettysburg, by Bradley Gottfried (text and cartography)
The Maps of First Bull Run, by Bradley Gottfried (text and cartography)
The Maps of Chickamauga, by David Powell (text) and David Friedrichs (cartography)
Dr. Gottfried is currently at work on The Maps of the Maryland Campaign.