A couple of weeks ago, I was notified that Glory or the Grave, Vol. 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.