Best books about the Battle of Sayler's/Sailor's Creek?

major bill

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The newest issue of Civil War Times magazine has a small article bout the portrait of battlefield advocate Chris Calkins being installed at the Sailor's Creek Park. Calkins was named manager of the Sailor's Creek Park in 2008 and was instrumental in getting the park off the ground in 1994. This got me thinking about the battle. I have visited the park and read about the battle in several books about the Appomattox Campaign, and the Battle of Sailor's Creek is well covered in Civil war magazine, but I do not believe I have ever read a book just about the battle. In fact I do not own a book just about the battle but do own Thirty-Six Hours Before Appomattox: The Battles of Sayler's Creek, High Bridge, Farmville and Cumberland Church written by Chris M. Calkins. I have never read Calkin's book and the article in Civil War Times magazine about his portrait made me think about reading the book. Thirty-Six Hours Before Appomattox: The Battles of Sayler's Creek, High Bridge, Farmville and Cumberland Church will be a short read of a mere 80 pages and even those so few pages have many maps and photographs. So 80 pages to cover four battles.

If I find the book interesting are there any longer books about the Battle of Sayler's Creek that I should read?
 

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I know Chris very well. I have always enjoyed his writings. There is also Sailor's Creek: The Black Day of the Army by Colonel Greg Eanes, 2nd Edition, it's longer than the 1st edition. Lee's Last Stand Sailor's Creek, Virginia, 1865 by Derek Smith.
 

major bill

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I know Chris very well. I have always enjoyed his writings. There is also Sailor's Creek: The Black Day of the Army by Colonel Greg Eanes, 2nd Edition, it's longer than the 1st edition. Lee's Last Stand Sailor's Creek, Virginia, 1865 by Derek Smith.

I will have to see if Thirty-Six Hours Before Appomattox: The Battles of Sayler's Creek, High Bridge, Farmville and Cumberland Church written by Chris M. Calkins perks my interest and if so perhaps I will want to read another book about the battle.
 

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