April Events for Onward Southern Soldiers...

Buchanan Log House
We hope you'll take this opportunity to mark your calendar and join us for one of our three upcoming lectures and book signings in support of Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War. Traci and I are looking forward to appearing at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - The Tennessee River Museum in Savannah, Tennessee, is hosting two book signings and lectures. Fellow History Press author Stacy Reaves, A History & Guide to the Monuments of Shiloh National Park, will be on hand at 2:00 pm to discuss her book, followed by our lecture and book signing for Onward Southern Soldiers at 3:00 pm. The Tennessee River Museum is located at 495 Main St., Savannah, TN 38372. Phone (800)552-FUNN for more information.

    These events are part of a week-long commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, and will precede the Tennessee Civil War Signature Event at Pickwick State Park. Click here for more details.

  • Sunday, April 15, 2012 - The Buchanan Log House is hosting us for their "Buchanan Log House History Series," held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Built in 1807-1809, the Buchanan Log House is on the National Register of Historical Places and is operated by the Buchanan Log House Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, The APTA is the oldest statewide non-profit historic preservation organization in the State of Tennessee and is the fourth oldest organization of its type in the nation. The Buchanan Log House is located at 2910 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. Our lecture and book signing is scheduled for 2:00 pm.

Also, mark your calendars and set your DVR's! Our taped interview with John Seigenthaler for Nashville Public Television's "A Word on Words" airs on Sunday, April 29th at 10am. In the interview, Traci and I discuss the making of Onward Southern Soldiers and the importance of archival records in the research of our book. We hope you'll tune in to see us!

About Onward Southern Soldiers:

ONWARD SOUTHERN SOLDIERS: RELIGION AND THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE IN THE CIVIL WAR (The History Press, August 2011 - 128 pp. Over 45 images. $19.99 plus $5.00 shipping/handling)

The Civil War was trying, bloody and hard-fought combat for both sides. What was it, then, that sustained soldiers low on supplies and morale? For the Army of Tennessee, it was religion. Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War explores the significant impact of religion on every rank, from generals to chaplains to common soldiers. It took faith to endure overwhelming adversity. Religion unified troops, informing both why and how they fought and providing the rationale for enduring great hardship for the Confederate cause. Using primary source material such as diaries, letters, journals and sermons of the Army of Tennessee, Traci Nichols-Belt, along with Gordon T. Belt, presents the history of the vital role of the army’s religious practices.