Civil War book signing
Perry Jamieson will sign copies of his book Spring 1865: The Closing Campaigns of the Civil War at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St. on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9:30-11 a.m. Dr. Jamieson will give a brief talk about his book at 10 a.m.
The University of Nebraska published Spring 1865 earlier this year. It is part of a series of books offered by Nebraska called “Great Campaigns of the Civil War.” Other titles in the series have covered Second Manassas, Antietam, Vicksburg, Atlanta and several more campaigns.
Jamieson’s book treats the final campaign of the Civil War. It focuses on General Grant’s operations against General Lee in Virginia and General Sherman’s against General Johnston in the Carolinas. Events in the Deep South and the Trans-Mississippi also receive some attention.
Jamieson received his Ph.D from Wayne State University and taught American military history at the University of Texas at El Paso. After a civilian career of about 30 years with the U.S. Air Force, he retired as the service’s senior historian in the spring of 2009. He and his wife Stephanie live in Sharpsburg.
The University of Nebraska Press retails Spring 1865 for $34.95. A limited number of copies will be available at the Oct. 24 book signing for $25.