Praise for The Chickamauga Campaign—A Mad Irregular Battle

“A very valuable aid to those studying this battle in detail — especially to those tramping over the battlefield.”

— Civil War News

“Every once and a while, a work comes along that defines the campaign and becomes not only a classic but a pinnacle of study for students to come. . . . Powell should be praised for the work which he has done in this volume and I know that he will continue this excellence in the coming volume.”

— Gettysburg Chronicle

“Award-winning author David Powell has already made a name for himself with his two previous Chickamauga-related books. His latest monograph, The Chickamauga Campaign—A Mad Irregular Battle—the first of three volumes on the full campaign—sets the standard for Civil War battle studies. Powell’s monumental contribution is based upon some 2,000 sources and a deep familiarity with the battlefield. The result is a clearly written and intimately detailed account of this complex engagement from its earliest roots through the night of September 19, 1863. The second installment will finish the fighting and carry readers to Chattanooga, while the third and final volume handles a variety of controversies, orders of battles with losses, and much more. No one will ever look at Chickamauga the same way again.”

— Lee White, Park Ranger, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

“Extremely readable, heavily researched, and mammoth in scope, Dave Powell’s Chickamauga study will prove to be the most detailed treatment of the battle to date. Civil War buffs and historians alike will want these books on their bookshelves, where they will take their rightful place beside Tucker and Cozzens as seminal volumes on the battle.”

— Timothy B. Smith, author of Champion Hill and Corinth 1862

“David Powell has written a book of impressive detail. This exhaustively researched study puts the reader squarely in the middle of the battle of Chickamauga. He presents a balanced look at not only the fighting, but the myriad personalities who took part. This book is a must for any serious student of the campaign. I eagerly await the next two volumes that will complete this series.”

— Frank P. Varney, author of General Grant and Rewriting of History: How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Has Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War