July book tour dates for Onward Southern Soldiers...

Before a brief summer hiatus, Traci and I have two more book tour dates on our schedule this month that I hope you'll put on your calendar...

  • Saturday, July 14, 2012 - The Sons of Confederate Veterans Murfreesboro Camp #33 hosts the 2012 SCV National Reunion, and we'll be on hand from noon until 3pm at The History Press booth to sign copies of Onward Southern Soldiers. The SCV Reunion will be held at the Embassy Suites Murfreesboro - Hotel & Conference Center at 1200 Conference Center Boulevard, in Murfreesboro.

We hope you'll 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.