EL DORADO HILLS, Calif.
- June 18, 2020
-- Savas Beatie author John Horn was recently selected to receive the 2019 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award in the Unit History category for The Petersburg Regiment in the Civil War: A History of the 12th Virginia Infantry from John Brown's Hanging to Appomattox, 1859-1865.
Author John Horn reflected, "My heart is full of gratitude to the Army Historical Foundation for selecting The Petersburg Regiment
for this award. May the glory be to God, the soldiers on whose writings the book drew, my publisher Ted Savas and his staff, my mapmaker and reader Hampton Newsome, my friend Ralph Peters who wrote the Foreword, the other readers of the manuscript, my family, my office staff, my teachers and everyone else who contributed to the composition of the book. This is one of the happiest, most humbling moments of my life."
"We are pleased by this award for John's recent book The Petersburg Regiment
," explained Managing Director Theodore P. Savas. "It is a humbling experience to be recognized by such a distinguished organization."About the Author
: A native of the Chicago area, John Horn received a B.A. in English and Latin from New College (Sarasota, Florida) in 1973 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in the City of New York in 1976. He has practiced law around Chicago since graduation, occasionally holding local public office, and living in Oak Forest with his wife and law partner, H. Elizabeth Kelley, a native of Richmond, Virginia. They have three children. John has published articles in Civil War Times Illustrated and America's Civil War. His books include The Destruction of the Weldon Railroad
(republished in 2015 as The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864
, with a dust jacket based on a painting of a soldier from the town where John has his law office winning a Medal of Honor on August 16, 1864), and The Petersburg Campaign
. With Hampton Newsome (author of Richmond Must Fall
) and Dr. John G. Selby (author of Virginians at War
), John co-edited Civil War Talks: The Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard & His Fellow Veterans
. This was a sequel to Bernard's War Talks of Confederate Veterans
, which was published in 1892. Civil War Talks
was ready for publication in 1896 but disappeared until 2004, when it was found in a flea market, purchased for fifty dollars, and sold to the History Museum of Western Virginia for $15,000. Bernard served in the Petersburg Regiment. John blogs at email@example.com
.About Savas Beatie LLC:
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