New Book to be Released during 150th Anniversary of The Battle of Chickamauga

Monday, September 9, 2013

The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History announces the publication of the book, Paths of Valor.  The book will be available for purchase during the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga Re-Enactments September 20- 22nd.

According to General B.B. Bell, III; General, U.S. Army (Retired), Chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History: “Now in his superb and amazingly well researched book, E.

Raymond Evans helps us all rediscover our great City’s founding history and indeed our heritage.  It was for valor in combat near Chattanooga that Andrews’ Raiders Soldiers were awarded America’s very first Medals of Honor.  It was here at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and other battlefields that many other Americans received our highest award for valor in combat.  This is Chattanooga’s history and Chattanooga’s heritage.  Cataclysmic Civil War battles; Heroes wearing both Blue and Grey; The birth of the Medal of Honor and Paths of Valor” -

The release and sale of the book, Paths of Valor, The Medal of Honor in the Civil War and the Chattanooga Area, will take place at the National Medal of Honor Museum booth in the Horse Barn during the celebration at McLemore’s Cove.  The book chronicles the actions of 32 men and one woman, Mary Walker, who received the Medal of Honor for their efforts in the Chattanooga area in September and November1863.  Author Raymond Evans, commissioned by the Museum to write Paths of Valor, will be present and will also be selling a number of his different books on the Civil War in the Chattanooga area.

In addition, local re-enactors will present a re-enactment of the presentation of the Medal of Honor to Civil War bugler, William J. Carson, the first recipient (September 19, 1863) of the Medal for the Battle of Chickamauga.  The re-enactment will occur September 20-22, in McLemore’s Cove, Chickamauga, GA.  Carson is one of the Medal of Honor recipients featured in the new book, Paths of Valor.

 For more information contact:  Jim Wade, Executive Director, National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History,(423) 304-9834,




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