Savas Beatie Author Presented with Distinguished Book Award

Savas Beatie Author Presented with Distinguished Book Award

EL DORADO HILLS, CA: December 14, 2021 – Savas Beatie author Bradley Gottfried was recently selected to receive the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable Distinguished Book Award for The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign: An Atlas of Mounted Operations from Brandy Station Through Falling Waters.

“I am honored to accept this award from the distinguished Gettysburg Civil War Round Table,” Gottfried said. “Many individuals have helped me in my journey, but none more than my wife, Linda, and my publisher and friend, Ted Savas. This book and others would not have come to fruition without their support and guidance.”

Mr. Gottfried was honored with the award at the CWRT’s recent meeting.

“Annually, the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable offers an award to what is judged to be the best book published on the Gettysburg Campaign during the previous publishing year. Volunteer members of the Distinguished Book Award Program read, review and then meet to select the best book of those received regarding the military or civilian experience during the Gettysburg Campaign of June-July 1863; or the history of the Gettysburg National Military Park,” said award chair Therese Orr.

“Among the criteria for selection is that the book provides new knowledge about its subject in a presentation not previously published. Bradley Gottfried’s 2020-published book, The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign met that criteria. Maps and corresponding text cover the various cavalry clashes from Brandy Station during the advance to Pennsylvania, through Falling Waters during the retreat from Gettysburg. No other book on cavalry during the Gettysburg Campaign has provided the level of detail of maps as Brad’s book. The Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable is proud to present Brad his first award for his Civil War volumes.”

This book was also a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award in the reference category.

About the Author: Bradley M. Gottfried holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from Miami University and worked in higher education for more than four decades as a faculty member and administrator. He recently retired as President of the College of Southern Maryland.

An avid Civil War historian, Dr. Gottfried is the author of many books, including: The Battle of Gettysburg: A Guided Tour (1998); Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade (1999); Brigades of Gettysburg (2002); Roads to Gettysburg (2002); Kearny’s Own: The History of the First New Jersey Brigade (2005), The Maps of Gettysburg (2007), The Artillery of Gettysburg (2008), and The Maps of First Bull Run (2009), The Maps of Antietam (2012), The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns (2013), The Maps of the Wilderness (2016), and The Maps of Fredericksburg (2018). He most recently co-author Lincoln Comes to Gettysburg: The Creation of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (2021). Brad has completed work on The Maps of the Spotsylvania Campaign, is completing The Maps of Petersburg, and finishing (with Theodore P. Savas) work on The Gettysburg Campaign Encyclopedia.

In addition to staying busy conducting research, drafting maps, and writing, Brad is an Antietam Battlefield Guide and a Gettysburg Town Guide.

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