THE BOOKS

The Battle of Ball's Bluff:  All The Drowned Soldiers

Published: 2018
Pages: 192 | ISBN: 9781467140737

The History Press

Three months after the Civil War’s first important battle at Manassas in 1861, Union and Confederate armies met again near the sleepy town of Leesburg. What began as a simple scouting mission evolved into a full-scale battle when a regiment of Union soldiers unexpectedly encountered a detachment of Confederate cavalry. The Confederates pushed forward and scattered the Union line. Soldiers drowned trying to escape back to Union lines on the other side of the Potomac River. A congressional investigation of the battle had long-lasting effects on the war’s political and military administration. Bill Howard narrates the history of the battle as well as its thorny aftermath.   READ MORE HERE

What the RAF Airman Took to War

Published: 2015
Pages: 120 | ISBN: 978-1-78442-055-0

Bloomsbury/Shire Publications

Between July and October 1940, in what became known as the Battle of Britain, a nation held its breath while the pilots of the Royal Air Force battled Hitler's Luftwaffe in the skies above England. Many lost their lives in this hard-fought episode and in the four years of air campaigns that followed. As Prime Minister Winston Churchill put it, "Never was so much owed by so many to so few." In this beautifully illustrated tribute to "The Few," Bill Howard catalogs the objects upon which every wartime pilot depended, from the superstitious good-luck charm to the parachute on which his life may depend, and other poignant items relating to the air war. READ MORE HERE

The Civil War Memoir of William T. Levey

ISBN:  978-1-60571-008-2

Shire Press/Northshire Bookstore

"The Civil War Memoir of William T. Levey" was published by the Northshire Press in 2008.  The book features a foreward by the respected Civil War and Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer, and was edited for publication by Bill Howard.  The soldier who authored the memoir, William T. Levey, served in the 134th New York Volunteer Infantry, a regiment that was recruited in Schenectady County, New York in the summer of 1862.  Levey original wrote the memoir for a local newspaper but it was later published as a softcover volume titled, "The Blue and the Gray: A Sketch of Soldier Life in the Army of the Civil War" by a local publisher in 1904.  READ MORE HERE

OUT OF PRINT BOOKS

The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 (Decisive Events in American History) 

Samuel Adams Drake, Introduction by William F. Howard

Wilmington, N.C. 1988

 

The Peninsula: McClellan's Campaign of 1862

General Alexander Webb, Introduction by William F. Howard

Wilmington, N.C. 1989

 

The Battle of Ball's Bluff: The Leesburg Affair

William F. Howard.

Lynchburg, Va. H.E. Howard, 1994

 

Ohio Memorials at Gettysburg

Reprint of 1889 edition with Introduction by William F. Howard

Baltimore: Butternut & Blue, 1998

 

 

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