A pair of Civil War Round Table events for Onward Southern Soldiers...

Fort Negley Visitors Center in Nashville
During the month of June, Traci and I are looking forward to visiting two Civil War Round Table meetings to talk about our book, Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War...

  • And just two days later, on Wednesday, June 20th we travel to Clarksville, TN to speak to the Clarksville Civil War Round Table at 7:00 pm at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Hospital. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

Signed copies of Onward Southern Soldiers will be available for purchase at each event, and attendance from the general public is encouraged. If you have yet to attend one of our events, we hope you'll make plans now to join us.


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.