Casemate is proud to announce that authors Ed and Cathy Gilbert were recently awarded the Presidential Service Center’s Distinguished Service Medal. Presidential Service began with the American military, in the late 1700’s, as military aides and other positions. In the 1880’s The US Navy requested of President Rutherford B. Hayes, to open a “mess,” (or restaurant) which … More Ed and Cathy Gilbert awarded Presidential Service Center’s Distinguished Service Medal
Author James Huffstodt had a great time at the Victorian Christmas event held Thursday and Friday, December 11-12, in Thomasville, Georgia. The parade, various chorale presentations, people in period costume, and other holiday entertainments attracted more than 12,000 people. Ms. Rebekha Arwood, the manager of “The Book Shelf” in Thomasville, provided James with display space. … More Lincoln’s Bold Lion author gets in the holiday spirit
It was with great pride that we learned our “Fights on the Little Horn: 50 Years of Research into Custer’s Last Stand” had earned the John M. Carroll Award from the Little Big Horn Association as their best book of 2014. The LBHA had its annual conference last week in Virginia, with tours of cavalry … More FIGHTS ON THE LITTLE HORN awarded by Little Big Horn Associates
Casemate is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting all weekend at Historicon 2014 in Fredericksburg, VA! The convention will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, and this year’s theme is “Big Wars, Little Soldiers–World Wars throughout time.” We will be showcasing a variety of our New Releases, so make sure … More Historicon 2014 in Fredericksburg, VA!
Last July, for the 70th anniversary of Gettysburg, we at Casemate were pleased to release Dr. Phillip Thomas Tucker’s latest work, “Barksdale’s Charge,” an in-depth look at the height of the battle on the second day, when one Confederate brigade nearly cracked the entire Union position on Cemetery Ridge. But it did not escape us … More A Special review for “BARKSDALE’S CHARGE: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863”
Today is the 96th birthday of Jack Womer, World War II hero and Casemate author of Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen. A few weeks ago, Jack and his daughter Ellen traveled to Europe and Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen co-author Steven Devito had some incredible stories to share: Jack and Ellen began their trip by … More Happy Birthday to Jack Womer!
This past weekend, Casemate traveled to Reading PA for the Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend. We all enjoyed the perfect weather (aside from the surprise thunderstorm on Sunday!) and it was great to meet and talk to everyone who stopped by our table. We can’t wait to see everyone again next year!
242 years ago today, hostilities between British soldiers and American colonists escalated after five men were killed in the notorious Boston Massacre. From History.com: British Captain Thomas Preston, the commanding officer at the Customs House, ordered his men to fix their bayonets and join the guard outside the building. The colonists responded by throwing snowballs … More The Boston Massacre and the American Revolution
We are pleased to announce that Robert Tonsetic’s third book with Casemate, 1781: The Decisive Year of the Revolutionary War, is now available. We wanted to find out a little more about the author, and what made him write this latest book. Why did you write this book? Life long interest in American History & … More Wednesday with Author Robert Tonsetic
With the release of Kevin Dougherty’s second book with Casemate, The Campaigns for Vicksburg, 1862–63: Leadership Lessons, we thought we’d catch up with Kevin to find out a little more about him. When did you first realize that you wanted to become a writer? I became seriously interested in writing as a junior Army officer … More Wednesday with Author Kevin Dougherty