Hey thanks guys!! I used to talk to him on the phone in the 90s. He has by chance written 3 of the books on close COnfederate ancestors: 63rd Virginia, 6th cav Batn.(Jesse's rifles), and Rebel BIll SMith's partisan rangers of which Melvin B. Lawson's partisan rangers were attached sometimes.
Take care, Deo Vindice, and go cats for what it is worth.