A sneak peak at our book cover...

It's been a while since my last update on our book project, Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War. Traci and I have been busy reviewing our finals edits and a proof copy of our book, but now all of that has been completed and we're anxiously awaiting publication.

As you can imagine, we're both very excited to see this project enter its final stage. We're anticipating a late-summer release date. When we get an exact date of publication, I'll let everyone know through The Posterity Project.

In the meantime, I would like to share with you a proof copy of the cover of our book, featuring the artwork of renowned Civil War artist, Mort K√ľnstler. I hinted at what our cover might look like in a previous blog post, but now I can finally share with you the fruits of our labor.

The History Press has done a great job of working with us throughout the publishing process. Traci and I are both very pleased with the results. I'm looking forward to sharing more news about Onward Southern Soldiers in the coming days.


Traci Nichols-Belt is the author of Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War, published by The History Press. Traci holds a Master's degree in public history from Middle Tennessee State University and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Anderson University. Her principal research interest is the Civil War, with a particular focus on the impact of religion on the military. Traci has appeared on radio and television to speak about the role of religion in the Civil War, and she has had her writings published in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly and in The New York Times Civil War blog, Disunion.