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El Dorado Hills, CA, February 7, 2012 -- The Rashness of That Hour by author Robert J. Wynstra was selected as the winner of the Gettysburg Round Table Award for the most noteworthy information on the Gettysburg Campaign.

The Rashness of That Hour
by Robert J. Wynstra (Savas Beatie, 2010)


The Gettysburg Round Table Award is presented annually by the Civil War Round Table of Gettysburg to the most original outstanding work on the Gettysburg Campaign.

"We have three criteria for a presentation,Ē says Civil War Round Table president David Collins. ďThe book has to be about the Gettysburg campaign, the Retreat, or the memorialization of the battlefield. It has to be published in the preceding year, and it has to contribute significantly to the existing amount of knowledge we know about Gettysburg. The book committee thought that this book was the most significant addition last year to our knowledge about the battle. "

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.

"I am pleased and gratified to receive such a prestigious award. I would like to thank the award committee and the Gettysburg 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,Ē said Robert J. Wynstra.

Drawing on a wealth of newly discovered and previously unpublished sources, the book explores the story behind one of the Civil Warís most notorious blunders.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.

The Rashness of That Hour also recently won the 2010 Dr. James I. Robertson Literary Prize for Confederate History as well as the Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award for the most original outstanding work on the Gettysburg Campaign.

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

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

Available at bookstores nationwide and online.

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