One of the authors of Stars & Bars over Philadelphia, Mr. David Walter, just contacted me about an alternative WBTS history book he has co-authored - and this one looks quite interesting. Here's the press release:
NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
The 150th Anniversary of the Union Army’s victory over Gen. Lee’s Confederates at Gettysburg is, justifiably, the historical focus of this summer. The event has, of course, spurred discussion of various “what ifs?”
A new alternative history novel, “Stars and Bars Over Philadelphia,” advances a case for the Confederate States of America winning “The War for Southern Independence” in the summer of 1863!
A musket mis-fire spares Gen. Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville, and he and Robert E. Lee go on to carry out the invasion campaign they had carefully planned. Based on historical documents, we now know that Stonewall Jackson had advocated…as early as Oct. 1861…an invasion of Pennsylvania that included destruction of the coal mines and the capture of Philadelphia, then the fourth largest city in the world and a huge cog in the North’s industrial capacity to wage war. This novel is a realistic look at how Jackson’s plans could have succeeded.
Readers will enjoy such scenes as:
The surrender of the 20th Maine.
The heroism of Hancock’s Charge against Pickett’s Division.
Armistead seals off the breakthrough and gains Division command.
Gen. Lee debates slavery with a prominent Quaker abolitionist.
Jackson’s corps destroys the coal mines with the help of the Molly Maguires.
John Mosby, the “Gray Ghost,” runs wild behind enemy lines.
Battle of the Brandywine Creek on the ground where Gen. Washington fought Gen. Howe.
Custer and Hampton clash at Valley Forge.
An unhinged Lincoln has Meade decimate his Army of the Potomac attacking Longstreet’s defenses.
Louisiana Tigers chew up Buford’s flank.
Jeb Stuart runs the Stars and Bars up on Independence Hall on July 4th.
Lincoln’s cabinet turns on him and demands an armistice and peace talks.
Lee’s farewell message to his victorious Army of Northern Virginia.
And much, much more as the ANV’s three corps steal a march on Hooker and Meade, cross the Susquehanna River, and then inflict defeat after defeat on the Army of the Potomac while laying waste the industrial capacity of eastern Pennsylvania.
Researched and written by historians David Walter and Don Ernsberger. A donation will be made to battlefield preservation for every copy sold. Autographed copies are available for $20, plus $3.50 shipping, from Stars and Bars, 937 Thorne Drive, West Chester, Pa. 19382.
You may also purchase the book from Amazon here.