Civil War Album: A Complete Photographic History; Fort Sumter to AppomattoxAuthor:
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Summary: George Washington Adams established himself many years ago as perhaps the leading authority on Civil War medicine with the publication of Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War. Educated at Harvard University, Dr. Adams taught at his alma mater and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology before becoming Dean of Colorado College. John G. Barrett has spent three decades on the faculty ...of the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, is a Guggenheim fellow, and is the author of several acclaimed Civil War books, including Sherman's March Through the Carolinas, The Civil War in North Carolina, and North Carolina Civil War Documentary. Edwin C. Bearss is chief historian of the National Park Service and the author of many important books on the Civil War, including Decision in Mississippi, Forrest at Brice's Cross Roads, and Hardluck Ironclad, about the sinking and salvage of the Civil War ironclad Cairo. Robert C. Black is a retired professor of history at Colorado Women's College whose special interest has always been transportation. He is the author of The Railroads of the Confederacy. Dee Brown became an internationally known author with the publication of his bestselling history of the Indian, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. But, in fact, he had been a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction for many years before, his works including Civil War studies such as Grierson's Raid, the story of the North's most dashing cavalry expedition of the war. Frank L. Byrne is one of the few Civil War scholars ever to turn their attention to the prisons of the war. A professor of history at Kent State University, he has written numerous articles on the subject, and continues active research in the field while publishing books on such topics as prohibition and temperance history. Albert Castel has specialized in the war west of the Alleghenies in his books and articles, among them General Sterling Price and the Civil War in the West, Kansas-A Frontier State at War, and William Clarke Quantrell. Dudley T. Cornish, professor of history at Pittsburgh State University, is the author of the classic work The Sable Arm: Negro Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865. Joseph P. Cullen served for many years as a historian with the National Park Service. The author of numerous articles on the Civil War, he also wrote the National Historical Society's Concise History of the American Revolution and The Peninsula Campaign. William C. Davis, who conceived and edited this work, was for many years editor and publisher of Civil War Times Illustrated and other historical magazines. Among his many works are Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol, The Orphan Brigade, Battle at Bull Run, and The Imperiled Union, 1861-1865. Norman C. Delaney has made the story of the Confederate commerce raiders the object of intense investigation for many years. A professor at Del Mar College of Corpus Christi, Texas, Delaney is the author of John McIntosh Kell of the Raider Alabama. Charles Dufour, past president of the Louisiana Historical Association and one of the founders of the Civil War Round Table, is a New Orleans native and retired newspaperman, and the author of eight books, three of which dwell on the Civil War. William A. Frassanito, chief photographic consultant for this work, is one of the foremost historians and interpreters of Civil War photographs. Charles R. Haberlein, Jr. is Photographic Curator and Historian at the Naval Historical Center in Washington, D. C., the nation's finest collection of naval illustrations. He has been of inestimable assistance with naval matters in the production of this work. Warren W. Hassler, Jr., longtime professor of history at Pennsylvania State University, is a highly regarded and prolific historian in the field of American and Civil War military history. Herman Hattaway of the University of Missouri at Kansas City won the Jefferson Davis Award for the best book in Confederate History with his biography of General Stephen D. Lee. Leslie D. Jensen, Curator of Collections at Richmond's Museum of the Confederacy, is a specialist in Confederate uniforms and equipment. Ludwell H. Johnson III has been for many years a professor of history at the College of William and Mary and a noted specialist in the Civil War. Among his works are The Red River Campaign, Politics and Cotton in the Civil War and Division and Reunion: America 1848-1877, a provocative and decidedly pro-Confederate history of the Civil War era which has challenged many long-accepted ideas about the conflict. Virgil Carrington Jones has long been associated with the naval history of the war through his trilogy The Civil War at Sea. Maury Klein is the biographer of General E. P. Alexander, Lee's chief of Artillery, as well as Jay Gould. He has also published works on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Great Richmond Terminal. Robert K Krick is a historian with the National Park Service, and the author of several books on the Confederate Army, including Lee's Colonels, A Biographical Register of the Field Officers of the Army of Northern Virginia, and Parker's Virginia Battery. Harold D. Langley, curator and supervisor of the Division of Naval History of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, has a considerable reputation as a student of the American Navy in the years prior to the Civil War. Among his works are Social Reform in the U.S. Navy, 1798-1862 and an edition of the papers of Henry L. Stimson. David Lindsey, professor of history at California State University, Los Angeles, since 1936, is the author of numerous books, including Americans in Conflict: The Civil War and Reconstruction. Louis Manarin, state archivist at the Virginia State Library in Richmond, has long been associated with research and writing on the Confederacy and the Civil War. Among his works are Richmond Volunteers and The Bloody Sixth, as well as North Carolina Troops 1861-1864: A Roster. Maurice Melton is a specialist in Confederate Naval History, and the author of Confederate Ironclads. He serves on the board of advisors for the Confederate Naval Museum at Columbus, Georgia. Frank J. Merli is a professor of history at Queens College. His book Great Britain and the Confederate Navy 1861-1865 is one of the preeminent works of modern times on Civil War diplomacy and the much-neglected naval side of the conflict. Richard M. McMurry is a historian specializing in the Civil War and the Confederacy. Among his books are The Road Past Kennesaw: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 and John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence. James M. Merrill, a Guggenheim and Mershon Fellow, served as a lieutenant in the United Sates Navy, which inspired his interest in Civil War naval and maritime operations. Among his books are Battle Flags South: The Civil War on Western Rivers, Rebel Shore: Union Sea Power in the Civil War, and Sailor's Admiral, a biography of William F. Halsey. Peter J. Parrish, author of The American Civil War, is professor of modern history at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Frederic E. Ray is art director of Civil War Times Illustrated and American History Illustrated, as well as serving as a photographic consultant for this work. His Alfred R. Waud, Civil War Artist, is one of the foremost biographies of the legion of battlefield artists who followed the armies. Rowena Reed, professor of history at Dartmouth College, is the author of Combined Operations in the Civil War, a major reassessment of Army-Navy cooperation during the war and the opportunities won or lost because of it. James I. Robertson, Jr. has written and edited numerous books and articles on the Civil War years. He served as executive director for the United States Civil War Centennial Commission from 1961 to 1965. One of his outstanding contributions is the two-volume Civil War Books: A Critical Bibliography. Charles P. Roland, professor of history at the University of Kentucky, served as assistant to the chief historian for the Department of the Army. Among his books are Louisiana Sugar Plantations During the American Civil War and The Confederacy. Everard H. Smith has long specialized in the story of the campaign for the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. A cum laude graduate from Yale, he took his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina and is currently teaching history and political science at High Point College in North Carolina. Richard J. Sommers, Archivist at the U. S. Army Military History Institute, is one of the foremost authorities on the military aspects of the Civil War. He has long been a contributor of articles to magazines and journals concerned with the period, and he is the author of the acclaimed Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg, the winner of the first Bell I. Wiley Prize for distinguished research and writing in the field of the Civil War. William N. Still, professor of history at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, has written numerous articles as well as Iron Afloat: The Story of Confederate Ironclads and Confederate Shipbuilding. W. A. Swanberg has written on a wide range of subjects in American History, from the Civil War to biographies of Jim Fisk and Theodore Dreiser. His Civil War works include Sickles the Incredible, a biography of General Daniel Sickles, and First Blood-The Story of Fort Sumter. Robert G. Tanner, an attorney, is the author of Stonewall in the Valley. His main interests lie in the Shenandoah Valley campaign of 1862. Emory M. Thomas is professor of history at the University of Georgia. Among his works on the Confederacy and Reconstruction are The Confederacy as a Revolutionary Experience, The Confederate Nation, The Confederate State of Richmond: A Biography of the Capital, and The American War and Peace, 1860-1877. Frank E. Vandiver, president of Texas A and M University, was a recipient of the Harry S Truman award from the Kansas City Civil War Round Table and has written numerous books and articles on the Confederacy, most notably his biography of T. J. Jackson, Mighty Stonewall. Russell F. Weigley is one of America's most distinguished military historians. A professor at Temple University, he is the author of Quartermaster General of the Union Army, a biography of General Montgomery C. Meigs, History of the United States Army, and Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945, among many other distinguished works. Bell I. Wiley was preeminent among Civil War historians, with more than fifty books to his credit. The story of the common people of that era was his chief interest, and his two works The Life of Johnny Reb and The Life of Billy Yank have become classics. He also served as chairman of the Board of Advisors of the National Historical Society. T. Harry Williams achieved a reputation as one of the foremost American historians of our time. His biography Huey Long won him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He was, however, best known for his work on the Civil War, including Lincoln and the Radicals, Lincoln and his Generals, P.G.T. Beauregard, The Union Sundered, and many more. [read more]
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