The Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, Georgia

Richard Barksdale Harwell


The Richard Barksdale Harwell Book Award is given annually by the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta for the best book on a Civil War subject published in the preceding year.  Consisting of a monetary prize and an engraved plaque, the award honors the late Richard Barksdale Harwell, nationally recognized librarian, bibliographer and historian, as well as the first President of the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta. The winning author is invited to appear as a speaker before the CWRTA, usually at the November meeting, during which time the award is presented.

Richard Barksdale Harwell

Submission Guidelines for the Richard Barksdale Harwell Award

Recipients of the Richard Barksdale Harwell Award

1989 William D. Matter If It Takes All Summer
1990 Christopher Lossen Tennessee's Forgotten Warrior
1991 Robert K. Krick Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain
1992 Gary Gallagher Struggle for the Shenandoah
1993 Albert Castel Decision in the West
1994 Richard Bumgartner & Larry Strayer Echoes of Battle
1995 William R. Scaife The Campaign for Atlanta
1996 Emory M. Thomas Robert E. Lee
1997 William Marvel Andersonville: The Last Depot
1998 James I. Robertson, Jr. Stonewall Jackson
1999 J. Tracy Power Lee's Miserables
2000 Thomas G. Dyer Secret Yankees
2001 Anne Bailey Chessboard of War
2002 William C. Davis The Union That Shaped the Confederacy
2003 Gordon G. Rhea Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee
2004 Francis A. O'Reilly The Fredericksburg Campaign
2005 Larry Daniels Days of Glory: Army of the Cumberland
2006 Tom Carhart Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg and Why It Failed
2007 Russell S. Bonds Stealing the General
2008 Elizabeth Brown Pryor Reading the Man:  A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters
2009 James M. McPherson Tried By War:  Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
2010 Earl J. Hess In the Trenches at Petersburg: Field Fortifications and Confederate Defeat
2011 David A. Powell Failure in the Saddle: Nathan B. Forrest, Joe Wheeler and the Confederate Cavalry in the Chickamauga Campaign.
2012 Jeffry Wert A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph 1862-1863
2013 Dr. Brian Steel Wills Georgia Henry Thomas, As True As Steel
2014 Allen C. Guelzo Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
2015 Timothy B. Smith Shiloh: Conquer or Perish
2016 David A. Powell The Chickamauga Campaign - Glory or the Grave