"Using an array of both archival and published primary material, [Patchan] has pieced together a fast-paced narrative about the oft-forgotten but highly significant events of late May and early June 1864 in the Shenandoah."
"The author provides numerous biographical sketches of the personalities on both sides--affording an opportunity for the reader to understand the character traits and flaws that manifested themselves at Piedmont."
"This highly crafted and meticulously researched work is highly recommended." --Jonathan A. Noyalas, <Civil War News
About the Author
Scott C. Patchan is a leading authority on the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. He has written several books on the American Civil War, most recently Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign
and Second Manassas: Longstreet's Attack and the Struggle for Chinn Ridge
. He is a much sought-after tour guide and has also composed dozens of articles on the Civil War, including feature essays on all major battles of the 1864 Valley Campaign for Blue and Gray
magazine. He also served as a writer and historical consultant for Time-Life's Voices of the Civil War: Shenandoah 1864
. He sits on the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation's Resource Protection Committee and the Kernstown Battlefield Association Board of Directors. Scott is also a two time president of Bull Run Civil War Round Table.