Author William P. Robertson
Duke Center author, William P. Robertson, has written over 30 books in the poetry, horror, and historical fiction genres. He is most known, however, for co-writing the 7-novel Civil War Bucktail series that is now available in our store. The Bucktails were one of the Civil War’s hardest fighting regiments. Acting as skirmishers for the Union Army, these Pennsylvania sharpshooters were the equivalent of today’s Army Rangers. The Bucktail novels follow the adventures of two frontier lads from Smethport who stand the test of fire at Dranesville, Antietam, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. Also detailed are the brutal marches, lousy rations, and fearful diseases that made survival a true test of courage for these young riflemen. Robertson and his co-author, David Rimer, create historical fiction that’s easy to read and loaded with action. These books are as realistic and hard-hitting as the Civil War itself. The series includes Hayfoot, Strawfoot: The Bucktail Recruits, The Bucktails’ Shenandoah March, The Bucktails: Perils on the Peninsula, The Bucktails’ Antietam Trials, The Battling Bucktails at Fredericksburg, The Bucktails at the Devil’s Den, and The Bucktails’ Last Call.