Glory or the Grave receives the Harwell Award


A couple of weeks ago, I was notified that Glory or the GraveVol. II of The Chickamauga Campaign, was going to be awarded the prestigious Richard B. Harwell Book Award, for best book on a Civil War subject published in 2015. Now that the Atlanta CWRT has publically announced the award at their recent February meeting, I can also make mention of it here.

Of course I am delighted. Casting over the list of previous recipients, I am also humbled – there are some heavy hitters on that list.

Even more humbling, I am the first two-time recipient; the Atlanta CWRT awarded the Harwell prize to Failure in the Saddle for 2010.

As an author, it is of course gratifying to receive recognition for one’s work. This is recognition indeed. Even better, perhaps Chickamauga is emerging from the dark ages of Civil War scholarship after a long drought. This complex battle, filled with drama both personal and martial, deserves more recognition.

All I can say is thank you.

For the Atlanta Civil War Round Table’s announcement, go here.

8 Responses to “Glory or the Grave receives the Harwell Award”

  1. Lou Mosier Says:

    Huzzah! I’m pleased, but not surprised, that you’re a 2-time recipient of the Harwell prize; your work is that good. Looking forward to reading your future award-winning books.

  2. Andy Papen Says:

    Congrats! Well deserved.

  3. david foote Says:

    Congrats! Not only well earned, but well deserved.

  4. John Foskett Says:

    What the others have said. Nice work.

  5. Chris Evans Says:

    Congrats! You deserve it and all other praise.

    You and Chickamauga deserve the recognition.


  6. Bob Huddleston Says:

    Dave, what is the price and address for an autographed copy of Glory or Grave?

  7. Dave Powell Says:


    Send $45 to me at 522 Cheyenne Drive, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156


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