NEWS & EVENTS
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Work in Progress From Thomas Martin Saturday
I'm at work in the early stages of writing my third novel, Give Us A Flag, where Ellis and Eaton witness the largest gathering of Freedmen hearing the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation four thousand strong, at Camp Saxton, in Port Royal, South Carolina. On the first day of January 1863 black hopes of having black men as U.S. soldiers were realized there as the First South Carolina Vol.unteers received their flags and became official a Federal regiment of U.S. infantry, and commanded by Boston Blue Blood, Thomas Wentworth Higgonson. There is strange activity going on way up the Combahee River where Confederates are in strength and ironworkers from the Treadager Works in Richmond are bulding something but what is?
Go to WUWM-FM Radio Milwaukee. Click on the archived Lake Effect radio shows and look for Wisconsin in the Civil War and the Iron Brigade for a series of short interviews with the author. Or try impedimentsofwar.org and go to and click on the archive section on the tool bar and take a look at the May 18, 2012 Season 8 interview I did on the Moral view of our Civil War historical memory. for Civil War Talk Radio. I look forward to be interviewed about my creative writing as Thomas Martin Saturday soon. But you can get an idea of my passion for history and for writing and adventure in these radio interviews.
I'm planning on appearing at some craft fairs, libraries and a jointreading and book signing appearance with author Bob Dunbar at an Iowa venue this coming Spring. I may also appear in Gettysburg Pennsylvania with my books for a book signing ther late this June or early July.
Member of the Dramatists Guild and the Society of Civil War Historians and the Organization of American Historians
Professional affiliations are very important to me. I view myself as a professional playwright with two scripts in progress, a poet, author, and writer of Civil War and late 19th Century novels.