Thank you for visiting Blue Acorn Press.  The Ted and Carol Baumgartner family would like to thank everyone who knew and respected their son Richard (Rick) Baumgartner who died on April 4, 2017. We all have lost a dedicated historian whose pen and words helped preserve the deeds of those before us who fought in the American Civil War, World War I and World War II. Only time alone will record what an outstanding researcher and author Rick was as his many titles are enjoyed for years and generations to come.

With Rick’s passing we are determined to build a new and better Blue Acorn Press website and hope you will come back soon to see our results. Various Blue Acorn Press books will soon be listed for sale and ready for purchase online.

Rick saved almost every letter received through the years be that from a German WWI veteran or fellow historian. We plan on sharing some of that content in a Letters to Rick section. We might add a history blog or a host of other ideas we have.

As the one Rick entrusted to carry the Blue Acorn Torch forward, I want to say that my wife Teresa and I are honored and understand the commitment. Dennis M. Keesee July 22, 2017