Meet Authors David Powell, Frank Varney and Matt Spruill at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

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Date: September 3, 2015
Contact: Marie Maquar, 706-866-9287

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet authors Dave Powell, Frank Varney, and Matt Spruill during the 152nd Commemoration of the Battle of Chickamauga September 18 –20, 2015, beginning at 10 am daily.

September 18 –19, 2015: David Powell will be available to sign his books, the recently revised The Maps of Chickamauga, Failure in the Saddle, Chickamauga Campaign: A Mad and Irregular Battle, and his newest release, Chickamauga Campaign: From Glory to the Grave. Powell will provide a special program on Saturday, September 19 at 1 pm in the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863 is the second volume in The Chickamauga Campaign, David Powell's magnificent three-volume study of this overlooked and often misunderstood campaign.Powell depicts the final day of battle, when the Confederate army attacked and broke through the Union lines. The massive rout that ensued was ameliorated somewhat by an incredible defensive stand atop Horseshoe Ridge, which Powell carefully dissects at the regimental level.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David A. Powell is a 1983 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a B.A. in history. Powell lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

September 19 –20, 2015: Frank Varney will be available to sign his book, General Grant and the Rewriting of History. Varney will also provide a special program on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1 pm in the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

General Grant and the Rewriting of History - Professor Varney sheds new light on what really happened on some of the Civil War's most important battlefields. He does so by focusing much of his work on Grant's treatment of Major General William S. Rosecrans, a capable army commander whose reputation Grant (and others working with him) conspired to destroy. Grant's memoirs contain not only misstatements but outright inventions to manipulate the historical record. Grant submitted decidedly biased reports, falsified official documents, and even perjured himself before an army court of inquiry.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Frank Varney earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University.He teaches U.S. and classical history at Dickinson State University of North Dakota, where he is also the director of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program.

September 19 –20, 2015: Matt Spruill will be available to sign his books, Guide to the Battle of Chickamauga, Storming the Heights: A Guide to the Battle of Chattanooga, and Winter Lightning: A Guide to the Battle of Stones River, Second Edition.

Spruill's battlefield guides offer visitors a comprehensive overview of important events that took place on the battlefield.Detailed maps, extensive primary material, and commentary by commanders further enrich the visitor's experience.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Matt Spruill, retired U.S. Army colonel, is a Civil War historian and lecturer. Spruill conducts tours on a number of battlefields and has authored seven Civil War books.

To learn about these titles and more, come join us. Meet the authors.And Support Your National Parks.

Last updated: September 8, 2015

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