Author David Powell speaks about the experience of Lake County soldiers in the 96th Illinois Infantry at Horseshoe Ridge, Chickamauga, during the American Civil War. Mr. Powell is the author of The Maps of Chickamauga, among many other titles.The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
David A. Powell is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (1983) with a BA in history. He has published numerous articles in various magazines, and more than fifteen historical simulations of different battles. For the past decade, David’s focus has been on the epic battle of Chickamauga, and he is nationally recognized for his tours of that important battlefield. The result of that study are five books, The Maps of Chickamauga (2009), Failure in the Saddle (2010), and the three volumes of a Chickamauga trilogy: The Chickamauga Campaign: A Mad Irregular Battle (2014), The Chickamauga Campaign: Glory or the Grave (2015), and the final volume, The Chickamauga Campaign: Barren Victory (2016). His most recent work, Battle Above the Clouds, was published in June of 2017. David, his wife Anne, and their brace of Bloodhounds live and work in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He is Vice President of Airsped, Inc., a specialized delivery firm.
Free with museum admission fee, seating is limited. This program will take place in the North Shore Gas Education Classroom on a first come basis.
David Powell’s books will be available for purchase in the gift shop.