"Onward Southern Soldiers" to Chickamauga!

Traci and I are very excited to announce our second book signing event for Onward Southern Soldiers is now on the calendar for September 17, 2011 at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. This is great timing because the Chickamauga National Military Park will commemorate its 148th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga on Sept. 16-20.

"Cannon Row" at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.


During the event, on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 3:30 pm, Park Ranger Chris Lane will present, “Just Five Minutes to Pray,” a 90 minute driving and walking tour that discusses the role of religion on the battlefields of the Civil War, and particularly Chickamauga Battlefield.

Traci and I will be there from noon until 6 pm (Eastern Time) on Sept. 17th to sign copies of Onward Southern Soldiers, and to meet and greet those in attendance. More details about this event will be announced on our Onward Southern Soldiers Facebook page. We hope to see you there!

P.S.: A reminder for those living in the Middle Tennessee area... Our first book signing event is at the Metro Archives of Nashville and Davidson County on Sept. 15th. We're also preparing to announce a few more book signing events in the near future, so be sure to "Like" Onward Southern Soldiers on Facebook to keep up with details about these events and other announcements.



Gordon Belt and Traci Nichols-Belt are a husband and wife team of authors and public historians. Together, they have collaborated on two books. Traci Nichols-Belt is the author of Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War. Her book explores the significant impact of religion on the Army of Tennessee, C.S.A., on every rank, from generals to chaplains to common soldiers. Gordon Belt is the author of John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero, which focuses on the life and legend of Tennessee’s first governor, John Sevier. Both books are published by The History Press, an award-winning publisher of local and regional history titles from coast to coast. Gordon and Traci’s writings focus specifically on stories from their home state of Tennessee.