Book “The Boys of Chattanooga” Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

Author Clyde Hedges’ historical fiction novel “The Boys of Chattanooga” tells the story of the battle and the courageous charge up Missionary Ridge.

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Mural at Chattanooga National Military Park

Without victory at Chattanooga, President Lincoln might not have been reelected and his successor would have probably allowed the South to go its own way.

(PRWEB) June 17, 2014

Clyde Hedges’s book “The Boys of Chattanooga” tells the tale of the American Civil War, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the conflict. Told through three different points of view, the book is well-researched and faithful to historical facts. The Civil War was fought from April 12, 1861 to May 10, 1865, with the Siege and Battle of Chattanooga being fought from September 22, 1863 to November 25, 1863.

Possibly the most strategically important battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Chattanooga was also the only battle in American history where an entire army charged on their own volition and without orders from any superior officer.

Faced with 35,000 Confederate troops, the Army of Cumberland scaled Missionary Ridge and enforced the retreat of the Confederate Army of Tennessee to Georgia. Moving forward to victory without any orders, the battle was largely hailed a miracle, and it is considered so today.

“Without victory at Chattanooga, President Lincoln might not have been reelected and his successor would have probably allowed the South to go its own way,” states Hedges. “It was a crucially important battle of the war.”

The book has received numerous positive reviews, and has been touted as a “fine example of historical fiction done well,” and that it will “satisfy readers who enjoy historical fiction in general and those with an interest in the American Civil War in particular.”

“The Boys of Chattanooga” is available for purchase on Amazon.com. http://amzn.to/1gvFUHe

About Clyde Hedges
Clyde is a retired history and English teacher, US Army veteran, and the author of two novels, one novella, and three collections of short stories. He currently lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife, and has two daughters and one grandson. Hedges is available for book signings, interviews, and lectures.

Contact:
Clyde R. Hedges
clyderhedges(at)yahoo(dot)com
clyderhedges(at)gmail(dot)com
775-825-1587
Create Space Publishing
http://www.createspace.com