Due out in Spring 2021, The Guns of September: a Novel of McClellan’s Army in Maryland, 1862 tells the story of George B. McClellan and the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War campaign against Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. It is the follow-up to Six Days in September: A Novel of Lee’s Army in Maryland, 1862 (Savas Beatie, 2017), which told the same story from the Confederate perspective and that of townspeople in Sharpsburg, Maryland.
Chapter One, provided here for the first time, describes the situation as General McClellan knew it on Friday, September 12, 1862, before the discovery of a lost copy of Lee’s Special Orders No. 191. It sets the stage for the rest of the campaign to unfold over the next six days.
Enjoy and please leave comments to let me know what you think!