The Western Theater in The Civil War

The Western Theater of the Civil War was basically from the eastern borders of Tennessee and Kentucky, and encompassed Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The Western Theater stretched between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River.

About the Authors

Historians, Heath Mathews and Debra Glass have published articles in various Civil War magazines, have spoken to numerous groups on the Civil War, have appeared in documentaries, and have written Skeletons of the Civil War – True Ghost Stories of the Army of Tennessee.

Debra Glass holds an MAed with emphasis in history from the University of North Alabama. A Florence, Alabama native, she is a tour guide, part-time step on guide for Shoals Tours, full-time freelance writer and is the author of over thirty-five books ranging from folklore to historical romance. Her popular Skeletons In The Closet Series have been regional and national best sellers. She has also penned several articles for Fate Magazine and historical articles for various Civil War Magazines. She has appeared on the Emmy Award winning historical documentary shown in part at the Carnton Plantation Interpretive Center, Five Hours in the Valley of Death. During the week of Halloween, she conducts the Haunted History of the Shoals Ghost Walk.

In addition, Debra generously donates her time by speaking to school groups, libraries, civic groups, DAR, UDC, SCV, and other organizations. She has contributed books to several regional libraries, museums, and schools.

If you would like Debra to speak to your group, please contact her for more information.

*A portion of the proceeds from her books goes to the preservation of Civil War sites and battle flags. Debra is a member of the Tennessee Valley Historical Society, Romance Writers of America, Heart of Dixie Romance Writers, Southern Magic Romance Writers, and the Professional Authors’ Network.

To learn more about Debra and her books, see Debra Glass.

Heath Mathews is a military historian and has worked and volunteered at several historical sites, including:  The Carter House, (Franklin, Tennessee), Carnton Plantation, (Franklin, Tennessee), Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park, and Rippavilla Plantation, (Springhill, Tennessee). Active in battlefield preservation, he has also served as a research historian for Wide Awake Films and has appeared, as a historian, on the History Channel’s Civil War Combat Series – Franklin.

Heath Mathews and Debra Glass

Heath Mathews and Debra Glass