Buckeyes in Georgia

As a graduate student at John Carroll University, I wrote my master’s thesis on Ohio soldiers during the Atlanta Campaign. I wanted to focus on a select group of soldiers, and who better to study than the men from my native state? My research focused on the experience of these men in combat, as well as their interactions with Southern civilians, and perhaps, what motivated them to endure a months long campaign in difficult conditions and terrain, terrifying and horrific combat, and a daily grind with the constant threat of death. I decided to upload my thesis to share on Google Documents. The research for this thesis formed the nucleus of my sources for my Kennesaw Mountain book, and it gave me a healthy start on the work necessary to complete the project. Hope you enjoy!

-Dan

Buckeyes in Georgia

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James Garfield and the Civil War

While I haven’t published much on here over the last few months, it has been with good reason. I have been working on a new project over the last year and a half, one which is finally finished. Just last week, my second book was published, this one taking a look at the Civil War career of our 20th President, James Abram Garfield. Published by the History Press, James Garfield and the Civil War tells the story of how James Garfield served in the Union army during some of the most pivotal years in American history. I am glad to say it is now available!

Cover1 - Copy

If you would like to purchase a copy, you can do so through Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you would like a personalized copy, send me a message through the Contact Me page (under the About Me header). While this book doesn’t deal with the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, it does deal with one of the more interesting and overlooked figures of the Civil War in the West and the Army of the Cumberland. Garfield had left the army for Congress by the time of Kennesaw Mountain, but he had played an important role as the Chief of Staff for the Army of the Cumberland at Chickamauga just nine months before.

I hope you enjoy the book!

 

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