Since 2017, Blue & Gray no longer publishes a bi-monthly magazine. However, Editor/Publisher Dave Roth is dedicated to bringing back important out-of-print material in an 8.5 x 11 soft-cover book format through Amazon on Demand. The first book is on the 1864 Battle of the Wilderness. It was never available in a print version, but originally was published as a download in 2017, when B&G had to cease publishing. This is the first publication with Amazon in what is being referred to as Blue & Gray Magazine Phase 2.
The authors of the Wilderness book are Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White. The book includes Blue & Gray's signature feature, "The Generalís Tour," with sights-to-see, tour and battle maps, as well as vintage and modern color photographs. The original title was "A Wilderness of Woe": The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864.
The book also includes two related appendices that appeared in past issues of the magazine, but not as Tour features. "Mr. Grant Goes to Washington," first published in 1995, covers the general's visit to Washington, D.C., in March 1864 to meet President Lincoln and receive his promotion to commander of all United States armies. The other, titled "Gentle Annie Goes Home," also a 1995 publication, describes the personal problems and heartbreak that weighed upon Robert E. Lee as he prepared for a showdown with Grant. The book is annotated, indexed and includes Orders of Battle.
92 pages • 8.5" x 11" • Full Color