A must have for any Civil War scholar...

As Traci and I began our book tour in support of Onward Southern Soldiers, we had no idea how our book would be received by the public. At each stop, we've met many folks who were interested in the subject of religion and the Civil War in the Army of Tennessee, and have received many positive comments. We're very grateful for everyone who has attended a book signing, expressed an interest in our book, and especially to those who purchased a copy.

One of the most satisfying things about this experience has been tracking the number of libraries across the country that have purchased a copy for their own collections. In this time of tight budgets, we know that libraries have to be very selective in choosing titles for their collections, so we're very humbled and honored to see librarians step forward to purchase a copy of Onward Southern Soldiers for their patrons.

Last week, Traci and I read a wonderful review of our book published on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections blog. As a UTC alumnus, this review was especially meaningful to me, so I wanted to share an excerpt from their blog here on The Posterity Project:

Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War


Onward Southern Soldiers is a must have for any Civil War scholar worth his/her salt.  This book explores the role of religion in the lives of soldiers in the Army of Tennessee during the war.  Well researched and with a wealth of images, this volume was written by Traci Nichols-Belt with her husband, Gordon Belt (an alumnus of UTC).

Thanks to Chapel Cowden for this great review, and thanks to the UTC Special Collections Library and the other libraries that have purchased Onward Southern Soldiers for their book shelves. It's an honor for us to have our book included among your collections. Thank you so much!