The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and the Lowcountry Civil War Roundtable (LCWRT) is excited to announce that on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 6 p.m., Lt. Col. Ralph Peters will speak in the Rotunda of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Beer and wine bar opens at 6 p.m. — Donation entrance fee: $10. Peters will host a book signing before and after his presentation. For tickets go to CitySpin.com!
Peters will speak about “Our Very Human Heroes: Leadership North and South In Our Civil War.”
The fierce last weeks of the Civil War come to life in Judgment at Appomattox, the last novel in the series of New York Times best-selling author Lt. Col. Ralph Peters’ remarkable Boyd Award-winning series.
The intense war is nearing its end. Robert E. Lee takes a significant chance and falls short. Ulysses S. Grant progresses. The experienced armies collide around Petersburg, Virginia, as Grant sought to encircle Lee and Lee makes an expert removal in the night. Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, is taken. Each day brings new struggles and more casualties, as Lee’s fatigued, starving men race to protect the Confederacy. But Grant does not plan to let Lee flee . . .
In one of the most exciting events in American history, brave troops North and South, John Brown Gordon and Phillip Sheridan, James Longstreet and Francis Channing Barlow, fight for five hard-fought days against each other traversing southern Virginia as the armies collide at the Appomattox Court House. Four days after that, Lincoln was assassinated.
The novel highlights the literary talent and expertise fans expect from Ralph Peters. Judgment at Appomattox moves us through the war’s last gambles of hope. Capping the author’s acclaimed five-novel cycle on the war in the east, this “dramatized history” pays homage to all the soldiers who fought, from Irish-immigrant privates to “boy generals.” This book is a great finale for a great series. Books included in the Battle Hymn Cycle: Cain at Gettysburg, Hell or Richmond, Valley of the Shadow, The Damned of Petersburg and Judgment at Appomattox.