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Cover art for the newest book in the trilogy "From Vicksburg to Bennett Place."

Featured Books


Seeing the Elephant

Awarded Distinctive Favorite Honors by the 2022 NYC Bick Book Award Competition

Distinguished Favorite in the 2022 Independent Press Competition 


From Vicksburg to Bennett Place

Coming soon...


Answering Lincoln's Call

Awarded the Distinguished Favorite Honor by the 2023 Independent Press Award Competition

A Personal Note from Tom 

May, 2023


My new historical novel, “From Vicksburg to Bennett Place: The Long March to Victory,” is to be published this summer which means it will be available at Amazon and Barney & Noble when it is released. I will post that date to all my Civil War groups when I am advised of it by my publisher, Monday Creek Publishing. This is the third and final book in my trilogy, “My Family Went to War for God and Country,” following “Answering Lincoln’s Call: War in America” and “Seeing the Elephant: One Man’s return to the Horrors of the Civil War.”


This final chapter in the story centers on George W. Porter, my great grandfather’s best friend and brother-in-law after the war, as he works with the command of the Army of the Tennessee as aide-de-camp to General Mortimer Leggett and working with Major General John A. Logan and Major General William T. Sherman. The story moves from freeing up the Mississippi after the successful conquest of Vicksburg, to the March to the Sea, and finally to the march through the Carolinas and the surrender of General Joseph Johnston.


Until we found the letters almost 30 years ago, I had no idea that he even existed, much less he was my great-grandmother’s brother. He is first introduced in “Answering Lincoln’s Call” and he and my great grandfather, Thomas S. Armstrong, experience various emotions as they determine whether to go into harm’s way after the bombardment of Fort Sumter.


If you are interested, we have plenty of books here for direct shipment should you wish to order an autographed copy.  If so, please see the link to my PayPal account.


The next step is to conduct research into the events of the 19th century in the Midwestern United States since we discovered 750 additional letters from 1834 to 1888. I hope to start writing those stories, most likely this September.


There is another link at the upper left corner – and I would be interested to hear from you about these historical novels or even if you just want to make my acquaintance. I will read every message that comes in and will get back to you as quickly as I can, even if the message is critical or there are suggestions for improvement.


Best wishes to you all and let me know what you think.


T.W. Harvey

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