Nov
29

New book on the Battle of White Sulphur Springs

Battle of White Sulphur SpringsThe History Press has released a new title, The Battle of White Sulphur Springs: Averell Fails to Secure West Virginia, by Eric J. Wittenberg.

In August 1863, Union general William Woods Averell led a 600-mile raid culminating in the Battle of White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County. Col. George S. Patton, grandfather of the legendary World War II general, met Averell with a dedicated Confederate force. After a fierce two-day battle, Patton defeated Averell, forcing him to retreat.  In his book, Civil War historian Eric J. Wittenberg presents an in-depth analysis of the important battle.

Wittenberg has written more than 15 published books on the Civil War.  Visit his blog at http://civilwarcavalry.com.

The 193-page paperback is $21.99.  It is available at The West Virginia Book Company.

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