(Pine Mountain Club, California) “This is a story that must be told,” said author Francis Hamit, “and we’re going to encourage people to read about it by a special price reduction of my novel about Confederate Army spy Belle Boyd, “The Shenandoah Spy”. For a limited time, the price of the e-book edition will be reduced by one third, to $3.99.”
Hamit added, “The book only covers the first year of Belle’s remarkable career, but it does include her run across the battlefield under fire to give Stonewall Jackson a last-minute situation report about the Union defenses at the Battle of Front Royal on May 23rd, 1862. This actually happened. There are independent eye-witness accounts from officers who were there and there is a long-standing historical marker on the spot where she gave that report.
“So it is the key episode of “The Shenandoah Spy” which tells of her service with the 7th Virginia Cavalry at great personal risk to life and reputation. She had an affair with a Union Army staff Captain, and worked mostly from her uncle’s hotel in Front Royal. That battle was the start of Jackson’s famous Valley Campaign that drove Union Army lines back sixty miles into Maryland. She did such a good job that they later commissioned her a Captain of Scouts in the Confederate Army and made her an aide-de-camp to Jackson. She was the first woman in American history to become an army officer.”
“The Shenandoah Spy” is available as a trade paperback for $22.50 and normally as an e-book on Amazon Kindle or Barnes and Noble Nook for $5.99. For a limited time that price has been reduced to $3.99.
For further information or to obtain a review copy, contact:
Brass Cannon Books
Or e-mail him at francishamit@