Highlights from our book tour...

Traci and I had a wonderful time at the Nashville Metro Archives and at the Chickamauga National Park and Battlefield -- our first two stops on our book tour in support of Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War. Here are a few photo highlights from our visits...

Traci reads a passage from Onward Southern Soldiers.
Signing copies of our book.
Gordon talked about the archival resources used in Onward Southern Soldiers.
A great group of folks turned out for our very first book signing and lecture about Onward Southern Soldiers. Thanks to Metro Archivist Ken Feith for hosting us!
Park Ranger Chris Lane delivered a great lecture entitled, "Just Five Minutes to Pray," that discussed the role of religion on the battlefields of the Civil War, and particularly Chickamauga Battlefield. He cited passages from our book, Onward Southern Soldiers, during his lecture.

If you missed us at these two events, we have a number of upcoming appearances on our schedule, so be sure to visit our "Events" page to learn more about how you can schedule a book signing and lecture with us. Also, be sure to "Like" Onward Southern Soldiers on Facebook for more updates.



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.