Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Flames Beyond Gettysburg" book now available!

We at Ironclad Publishing are extremely proud to announce that Scott Mingus Sr.'s new book, Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Gordon Expedition, June 1863 is now available! This is the fifth volume in our popular Discovering Civil War America series.

One of the most strategically important parts of the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign today is virtually unknown to the modern battlefield tramper. In late June, Confederate Brig. Gen. John B. Gordon led a vital expedition through south-central Pennsylvania with a goal of seizing the mile-long Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge over the Susquehanna River. Along the way, Gordon had to deal with hastily recruited and barely trained state emergency militia whose mission was to delay the Rebels for as long as possible and then deny them the use of the river crossing. This book offers the most detailed examination of Gordon’s mission. Chapters include a treatise on the first fighting at Gettysburg (a series of skirmishes on June 26), the subsequent cavalry raid on Hanover Junction, Gordon’s triumphal Sunday parade through York, and the skirmish at Wrightsville that doomed the Gordon expedition to failure. The book includes several detailed driving tours and a complete order of battle for both Gordon’s Georgians and the Pennsylvanians who opposed them.

This is a meticulously researched and wonderfully written book that any Gettysburg student, Civil War student, and ardent battlefield tramper will want to own. Click HERE to go to our webpage for the book to see more and to order a copy.
Scott is giving many talks to Round Tables and various groups on the subject, as well as lining up driving/walking tours of the areas that comprise the narratives this summer. Just contact me for more details.

We are very proud of Scott and his new work, and we know that this book will be the standard work on this little studied and appreciated facet of the Gettysburg Campaign!


  1. That looks like a great book! I am glad to see that it is finally coming out. What a wonderful cover!
    Thanks for the post,

  2. Hi Chris!

    The cover art is by Bradley Schmehl, and art prints are available at various Internet websites. It is the most accurate rendition of the burning of the bridge that I have seen.

    For more details on the new book, and more than 100 photos of people and places associated with Jubal Early's division and Gordon's Expedition, please see my website and blog at http://scottmingus.webonsites.com/flamesbeyondgettysburg.html.

  3. Thanks Mr. Mingus for your reply. I will be sure to visit your website. Do you have an idea when your book will be available at places such as Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble? This book deserves a wide readership. I have found this stage of the Gettysburg campaign very fascinating ever since I read Wilbur Nye's classic book 'Here comes the Rebels'. I can't wait to see how your book expands the story.
    Thanks again,

  4. Chris,

    It should be on Amazon some time next week, or so the distributor tells me.