Meet Author David A. Powell

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Date: November 6, 2017
Contact: Marie Maquar, 706-866-9287

Lookout Mtn., TN: In partnership with the National Park Service, Eastern National would like to invite you to join us at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center for a book signing with author David A. Powell, Friday, November 17, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. as we commemorate the 154th anniversary to the Battles for Chattanooga. Powell’s most recent release Battle Above the Clouds focuses on the events of the Campaign for Chattanooga from October 16 - November 24, 1863.


Battle Above the Clouds: The Confederate Army of Tennessee surrounded the Union Army of the Cumberland and laid siege in Chattanooga. The Confederates held the high ground at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. However they could not completely seal off Chattanooga from the north. Union reinforcements arrived and Ulysses S. Grant took command of the Union Army. The Union Army was able to resupply via the “cracker line” and break the Confederate stronghold. The Battle of Lookout Mountain, one of the most significant battles of the Civil War, ensued and helped to break the siege.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David A. Powell authored The Maps of Chickamauga, Failure in the Saddle, Chickamauga Campaign: a Mad Irregular Battle, Chickamauga Campaign: Glory or the Grave, Chickamauga Campaign: A Barren Victory, and his most recent title, Battle Above the Clouds. Powell is a 1983 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a B.A. in History. He resides in Chicago where he works at CBS Messenger, a family business, and regularly leads tours at Chickamauga Battlefield.


Join us and meet author David A Powell. The purchase of your signed copy of The Battle Above the Clouds and other store items provides funding for your National Parks. Thank you for supporting Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Last updated: November 6, 2017

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