Gloucester High School history teacher and author Mike Cecere recently finished his 16th book just months after the publication of his 15th book. A colonial era enthusiast, Cecere wrote both books on prominent figures from the Revolutionary War.
The March 2020 release is titled “A Brave, Active, and Intrepid Soldier: Lieutenant Colonel Richard Campbell of the Virginia Continental Line.” It is about a Virginian from what was known as Dunmore County in the Shenandoah region.
Cecere said that Campbell started his military career in the 8th Regiment, which was nicknamed the “German Unit” due to its high number of Germans. Campbell and the 8th regiment took part in the Battle of Charleston, said Cecere, and Campbell was made Commander of the Virginia forces during the subsequent Battle of Eutaw Springs. During that battle Campbell was mortally wounded; his son was there for his death.
Cecere came across Campbell’s story while conducting research for his 15th book, which was about ...
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