I have started on a new writing project, the military history of North Carolina. Along with co-author Mark Bradley, I will be researching and writing about the state’s military past from the earliest colonial times to the modern era. From the indigenous people fighting each other before European arrival, through numerous rebellions and the Regulator movement, N.C.’s colonial past was filled with conflict. Not to mention pirates and privateers. At least 2 chapters will be devoted to the American Revolution, and more text devoted to the antebellum period, the Civil War, and beyond. The idea for this book came from the publisher, Westholme. This press has produced some fine history, including a book on Braddock’s March (1755), which I own and enjoyed. Mark and I will divide the work, splitting the timeline somewhere before the Civil War. I’m excited about starting, and working with Westholme and Mark.