|Drive to the East|
|Publication date||August 2005|
|Preceded by||Return Engagement|
|Followed by||The Grapple|
The novel begins with Confederate forces, having split the United States in half with their drive into Ohio, pushing east into the industrial heartland of the United States. Eventually the Confederates are halted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where heavy street-fighting ensues. Under the command of General Irving Morrell, US forces pull off an encirclement of the Confederate army by driving through the weaker flanks held by Mexican troops. By the end of the book all CS soldiers within Pittsburgh have surrendered.