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El Dorado Hills, CA, November 17, 2011 -- The Rashness of That Hour by author Robert J. Wynstra was selected as the 2011 winner of the Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award for the most original outstanding work on the Gettysburg Campaign.

The Rashness of That Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson
by Robert J. Wynstra (Savas Beatie, 2010)


The Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award is presented annually by the Robert E. Lee Civil War Round Table of Central New Jersey to the most original outstanding work on the Gettysburg Campaign.

"Robert Wynstra's seminal The Rashness of That Hour is well deserving of this prestigious award, and we are pleased that his efforts are being recognized by the historical community," explained Managing Director Theodore P. Savas, "We are looking forward to publishing Robert's future books."

The Rashness of That Hour is a deeply-researched brigade and battle history about the defeat of Iverson's brigade at Gettysburg on Day 1, one of the most popular topics Gettysburg students and readers discuss.

Drawing on a wealth of newly discovered and previously unpublished sources, the book explores the story behind one of the Civil Warís most notorious blunders. An in-depth analysis of the events at Gettysburg is balanced with an insiderís examination of a brigade that was in turmoil long before its final rendezvous with its July 1, 1863 destiny.

"I am pleased and gratified to receive such a prestigious award. I would like to thank the award committee and the Robert E. Lee Civil War Round Table for selecting my book. Best of all is the confirmation that others find the story behind the demise of Alfred Iverson just as fascinating and informative as I do," says Robert J. Wynstra.

Organized in 1990, the Robert E. Lee Civil War Round Table is dedicated to the study, preservation, and discussion of the events and people that were part of this period in our nation's history. As the largest Round Table in New Jersey, the 200 members are presented with interesting and informative presentations and tours of the sites at which the war's events took place.

The Rashness of That Hour also recently won the 2010 Dr. James I. Robertson Literary Prize for Confederate History.

About the Author: Robert J. Wynstra recently retired as a senior writer for the News and Public Affairs Office in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. He holds bachelorís and masterís degrees in history and a masterís degree in journalism, all from the University of Illinois.

Rob has been researching Alfred Iversonís role in the Civil War for more than ten years. He is finishing work on a study of Robert Rodesí Division in the Gettysburg Campaign.

The Rashness of That Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson

By Robert J. Wynstra
List: $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-88-3
Published November 2010 by Savas Beatie LLC

Available at bookstores nationwide and online.

For more information, visit Savas Beatie.

What People are Saying:

"Wynstra's excellent Rashness of That Hour book is highly recommended." -- Civil War News

"This well-written and thoroughly researched book introduces us to an often-ignored facet of Gettysburg and, in doing so, provides a service to specialists on the Civil War's most notable battle." -- Wallace A. Hettle, Civil War Book Review


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