David A. Powell

PowellMugshot-smDavid A. Powell is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (1983) with a B.A. 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 was his first published book, The Maps of Chickamauga (Savas Beatie, 2009).

His latest book is Failure In The Saddle: Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joe Wheeler, and the Confederate Cavalry In the Chickamauga Campaign (Savas Beatie, 2011). He is currently working on a full length monograph of the battle of Chickamauga. The first volume of that work, entitled The Chickamauga Campaign: A Mad Irregular Battle, is scheduled for a 2014 release.

David and his wife Anne live and work in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He is Vice President of Airsped, Inc., a specialized delivery firm.

Publications:

  • David A. Powell, The Chickamauga Campaign, Volume I: A Mad Irregular Battle, New York, Savas-Beatie, LLC, 2014.
  • David A. Powell, Failure In the Saddle, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joseph Wheeler, and the Confederate Cavalry in the Chickamauga Campaign. New York, Savas Beatie, LLC, 2010.
  • David A. Powell, with cartography by David A. Friedrichs, The Maps Of Chickamauga. New York, Savas Beatie, LLC, 2009
  • David A. Powell, “Nathan Bedford Forrest at Chickamauga,” In Evan C. Jones and Wiley Sword, eds., Gateway to the Confederacy. Louisiana State University Press, 2014.
  • David A. Powell, “The Army of the Cumberland and the Spirit of Innovation in 1863,” In Evan C. Jones and Wiley Sword, eds., Gateway to the Confederacy. Louisiana State University Press, 2014.
  • David A. Powell, “Negley At Horseshoe Ridge,” In Steven E. Woodworth, Ed. The Chickamauga Campaign. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.
  • David A. Powell, “Failure In the Saddle: Forrest at Chickamauga.” North & South Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 2 (July, 2011). pp. 34-45.
  • David A. Powell, “Citizen Soldier: John Beatty And His Brigade At Chickamauga.” North & South Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 1 (May, 2007). pp. 58-67.
  • David A. Powell, “the Battles for Horseshoe Ridge.” North & South Magazine, Vol. 8, No, 2 (March, 2005). pp. 48-58.
  • David A. Powell, “Advance to Disaster: Sickles, Longstreet, and July 2nd, 1863.” Gettysburg Magazine, Issue No. 28 (January, 2003). pp. 40-48.
  • David A. Powell, “A Reconnaissance Gone Awry:  Captain Samuel R. Johnston’s Fateful Trip to Little Round Top.” Gettysburg Magazine, Issue No. 23. (June, 2000) pp. 88-99.
  • David A. Powell, “Stuart’s Ride: Lee, Stuart, and the Confederate Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign.” Gettysburg Magazine, Issue No. 20. (January, 1999) pp. 27-43.

 

One Response to David A. Powell

  1. William Weldon says:

    I am Looking for the complete Davis map used by David Powell in the Capture of Jefferson Davis article.
    Regards

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