By Scott L. Mingus and Joseph L. Owen
This was a featured title for one of our Book Talks in 2022!
From the first attacks on September 18, 1863, to the final fight on Snodgrass Hill on September 20, Texans played a vital role in the battle of Chickamauga. Through the exploration of hundreds of personal accounts, memoirs, postwar newspaper articles, diaries, and other primary sources discover what the Texas troops experienced during the second-largest battle of the Civil War.
Scott Mingus, a scientist, and consultant in the global pulp & paper industry holds patents in self-adhesive postage stamps and bar code labels. The Ohio native graduated from the Paper Science & Engineering program at Miami University. He has written 19 Civil War and Underground Railroad books. His biography Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith won multiple awards, including Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Literary Award for Confederate history. He has also written articles for many publications including Gettysburg Magazine.
Joe Owen is a National Park Ranger at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Johnson City, Texas. He served 15 years in the U.S. Navy, attended college at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Masters’s Degree in Secondary Education. Joe taught Social Studies for eight years in Oklahoma, Texas, and Oregon before working for the NPS. He is a co-author of two books about Hood’s Texas Brigade, Texans At Gettysburg: Blood and Glory with Hood’s Texas Brigade, (2016), and Texans at Antietam: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862, (2017), and is the author of Lone Star Valor: Texans of the Blue and Gray at Gettysburg (2019). Joe received the 2019 Jefferson Davis Gold Medal from the Daughters of Confederacy for outstanding research and writing.