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Virginia author to receive 2005 Robertson Prize
John J. Fox III, author of "Red Clay to Richmond," wins prestigious literary prize for Confederate History.

Date published: 10/22/2005

JOHN J. FOX III of Winchester, author of "Red Clay to Richmond: Trail of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment, CSA," has been named the recipient of the fifth annual James I. Robertson Jr. Literary Prize for Confederate History.

The Robertson Prize is given to the author of the best original work of published scholarship in the field of Confederate history. It is named for James I. Robertson Jr., alumni distinguished professor of history at Virginia Tech. The award is made by the Civil War Library and Research Center of the Robert E. Lee Civil War Roundtable of Central New Jersey.

Fox, a Richmond native, has been a lifelong student of the Civil War. His nonfiction book "Red Clay to Richmond" follows a group of Georgia soldiers through four years of war in Virginia, focusing both on the battlefield action and the daily life of the average soldier. The book is available for $37.95 in most bookstores, or by calling Angle Valley Press at 800/247-6553, or visiting the Web site at anglevalleypress.com.