Eastern National Book Signing With Author Dave Powell Will Be Nov. 17 And 18

Monday, November 6, 2017

In partnership with the National Park Service, Eastern National invites the public to the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center for a book signing with author David A. Powell, on Friday, Nov. 17, from 1–4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. as we commemorate the 154th anniversary to the Battles for Chattanooga. Mr. Powell’s most recent release Battle Above the Clouds focuses on the events of the Campaign for Chattanooga from Oct. 16 - Nov. 24, 1863.

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.

Mr. 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. Mr. 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.

The purchase of a signed copy of The Battle Above the Clouds and other store items provides funding for National Parks. 


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