I just stumbled across your recent blog on Francis Phillip Varney. I first learned about him a few years ago after reading the dissertation of "The Men Grant Didn't Trust."
At the beginning of last year, I had seen a mention that: The Man Grant Didn’t Like: The Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans, has been accepted for publication and should be in print next year. A follow-up volume, The Men Grant Didn’t Trust: Memoir, Memory, and the American Civil War, has also been accepted for publication and is in the development stage.
I also heard from Ted Savas, who claimed Varney as author of a forthcoming book.
Well, know we know what became of him. Look forward to reading his stuff.