Compelling New Xulon Historical Novel Supports Veterans

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Horgan enlightens readers with a remarkable footnote in history.

The March of the Orphans - And The Battle of Stones River

All Kentucky regiments who fought for the confederacy were known as "orphans"

Within the pages of Kevin Horgan’s new book, The March of the Orphans, ($15.99, paperback, 9781498441858; $7.99, e-book, 9781498441865) readers will learn about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War: the Battle of Stones River. This battle was almost fought to a draw, except for the arrogance of General Braxton Bragg, CSA, who forced one last rebel attack ¬– the Confederates were routed by a superior Union Army on January 2, 1863. The lead element of this ill-fated attack was the "Orphan Brigade" of Kentucky, led by former vice president of the United States, Major General John Breckinridge.

“All Kentucky regiments who fought for the confederacy were known as "orphans," as both the USA and CSA had a star on its respective flag claiming the allegiance of the state,” states the author. “This historical novel traces the movement of one such regiment, from the eyes of a small unit of Rebels, orphans in every respect.”

Kevin Horgan is a former USMC infantry officer, serving from 1979 to 1984. His first novel, The March of the 18th, was nominated as a Georgia Author of the Year in the First Novel category. He is generously donating half of all royalties to charities for wounded veterans.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The March of the Orphans through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Kevin Horgan
Email: kevin(at)kevinhorganbooks(dot)com

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