Virginia Author to Receive 2005 Robertson Prize for Confederate History

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The Robert E. Lee Civil War Roundtable’s Civil War Library and Research Center has announced that the recipient of their 5th Annual James I. Robertson Jr. Literary Prize for Confederate History is John J. Fox, III. Fox will receive this honor for his non-fiction book, Red Clay to Richmond: Trail of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment, which follows a group of Georgia soldiers through four long years of war in Virginia.

The Robertson Prize is bestowed annually to the author of the best original work of published scholarship in the field of Confederate history – military,political or social. It is named for Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., Alumni Distinguished Professor in History at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and StateUniversity. Founded in November 1997 by the Robert E. Lee Civil War Round Table of Central New Jersey, the Civil War Library and Research Center is aone-of-a-kind facility. Funded by corporate, foundation and individual donations and staffed entirely by volunteers, the library is open to the public andfeatures one of the largest single collections of Civil War material in existence, with over 2,000 bound volumes and hundreds of periodicals.

Red Clay to Richmond is unique because it not only visits the horrors of the battlefield, but it also focuses on the daily life and voice of the averageSouthern soldier. It reveals the true American spirit in the midst of deprivation and hardship, not only along the battle lines but also for the family membersleft behind. These troops fought at many bloody places under the command of famous men like Stonewall Jackson, A.P. Hill and Robert E. Lee.

John J. Fox, a Richmond, Virginia native, has been a lifelong student of the Civil War. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and Civil War Times magazine. Fox now lives with his family in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Red Clay to Richmond is available for $37.95 in most bookstores or by calling Angle Valley Press at 1-800-247-6553.

Red Clay to Richmond: Trail of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regimentby John J. Fox, III. First Edition. 6×9 hardback, 496 pages, 22 maps, 74 photos. ISBN0-9711950-2-1. $37.95. Publication: Spring 2004

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