Civil War Novelist Karl Bacon at EHFPL
Karl Bacon, a native of Woodbury, Connecticut, has been a serious student of the Civil War since childhood. Countless hours of detailed research supply the foundation for each of his novels, including copious reading, internet research, and personal visits to battlefields and historic sites. This adds great depth and realism to the stories to make them as historically accurate and believable as possible.
Karl’s first novel, An Eye for Glory, was a Publishers Weekly Top Pick for Spring/Summer 2011 and a Christy Award Finalist for First Novel in 2012. This novel is set in the rich history of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
His second novel, Until Shiloh Comes, is the first book of the Shiloh Trilogy, a series that follows a young Union soldier throughout the remainder of the war after he is seriously wounded at Shiloh. Until Shiloh Comes was published in 2015. It garnered critical praise from a number of sources and won the National Indie Excellence Award for Historical Fiction.
Prairie Dog Town, the second installment of the trilogy, was released in July 2016 and has also received excellent reviews.
The final book of the trilogy is The Gates of Sheol, which Karl plans to release later this year. Karl now lives with his wife, Jackie, in Naugatuck, Connecticut.