Praise for Chicago's Battery Boys
"The author has drawn upon numerous previously untapped documents and letters, some of which he has included in the text, providing first-hand accounts of a number of notable actions, and the life of the army, military politics, and American society."
– Al Nofi, New York Military Affairs Symposium
"In masterful fashion Williams builds on the Brown correspondence incorporating other eyewitness accounts to tell the story of Capt. White, Quartermaster Brown and their comrades' wartime experiences... Williams, thanks to his research and writing, has provided a masterful unit history about Chicago's Battery Boys."
- Edwin C. Bearss,
"Chicago's Battery Boys is a very worthwhile contribution to our knowledge of the Civil War. I found the book to be well-written and well-researched, and the letters interesting and judiciously edited. I am grateful that authors such as Rick Williams have continued to build on the heritage of Red River Campaign, which I wrote almost 50 years ago. It is reassuring that the Red River still flows on."
- Dr. Ludwell H. Johnson,
"Chicago’s Battery Boys will be hailed as a classic unit history. This book is headed for the list of the very best soldier stories published on the American Civil War."
- Ed Porter,