Gary W. Gallagher

John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War
U.S. Civil War
Office: 227 Randall Hall
Hours: Wed. 12:00-1:30 and Thurs. 1:00-2:00

Phone: (434) 924-6908
Fax: (434) 924-7891
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Education



Selected Publications

Books

Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War. University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Lee and His Army in Confederate History. University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Lee and His Generals in War and Memory. Louisiana State University Press, 1998.

The Confederate War. Harvard University Press, 1997.

Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Lee's Gallant General. University of North Carolina Press, 1985.

Edited/Co-Authored Books

Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration. University of Virginia Press, 2006. (Co-editor and co-author).

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. University of North Carolina Press, 2006. (Editor and co-author).

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. University of North Carolina Press, 2003. (Editor and co-author).

The Richmond Campaign of 1862: The Peninsula and the Seven Days. University of North Carolina Press, 2000. (Editor and co-author)

The Lost Cause and Civil War History. Indiana University Press, 2000. (Co-editor and co-author)

The Antietam Campaign. University of North Carolina Press, 1999. (Editor and co-author)

The Spotsylvania Campaign. University of North Carolina Press, 1998. (Editor and co-author.)

The Wilderness Campaign. University of North Carolina Press, 1997. (Editor and co-author)

Chancellorsville: The Battle and Its Aftermath. University of North Carolina Press, 1996. (Editor and co-author)

Lee the Soldier. University of Nebraska Press, 1996. (Editor and co-author)

The Fredericksburg Campaign: Decision on the Rappahannock. University of North Carolina Press, 1995. (Editor and co-author)

The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond. University of North Carolina Press, 1994. (Editor and co-author)

Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander. University of North Carolina Press, 1989. (Editor)

Essays and Published Lectures

"The Progress of Our Arms": Whither Civil War Military History? Gettysburg College, 2006.

"Blueprint for Victory: Northern Strategy and Military Policy," in William J. Cooper, Jr., and James M. McPherson, eds., Writing the Civil War: Historiographical Essays (University of South Carolina Press, 1998).

"How Familiarity Bred Success: Military Campaigns and Leaders in Ken Burns's The Civil War," in Robert Brent Toplin, ed., Ken Burns's "The Civil War": Historians Respond (Oxford University Press, 1996).

Jubal A. Early, the Lost Cause, and Civil War History: A Persistent Legacy. Marquette University Press, 1995.

"'Upon Their Success Hang Momentous Interests': Generalship," in Gabor S. Boritt, ed., Why the Confederacy Lost (Oxford University Press, 1992).


Fellowships, Grants, Honors

Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecturer, Gettysburg College, 2005

Steven and Janice Brose Distinguished Lecturer in the Civil War Era, Pennsylvania State University, 2004

Organization of American Historians Lecturer, 2002-

Times-Mirror Foundation Distinguished Fellow at The Huntington Library, 2001-2002

Fletcher Pratt Award, 1998

Honorable Mention, 1998 Lincoln Prize

George W. Littlefield Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin, 1995-96

Citation, Society of American Historians, for supervising William A. Blair's 1996 Allan Nevins Prize-winning dissertation "Virginia's Private War"

Nevins-Freeman Award, 1991

Douglas Southall Freeman Award, 1990

American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid, 1989-90

Mellon Fellow, Virginia Historical Society, Summer 1988 and Summer 1989


Other Professional Activities

Editor, "Civil War America" series at the University of North Carolina Press, 1993 - (60 titles to date)

Editor, "Military Campaigns of the Civil War" series at the University of North Carolina Press, 1994 - (9 titles to date)

Co-editor, "American Civil War Classics" series, University of South Carolina Press, 2001 - (5 titles to date)

Co-Editor, "The Littlefield History of the Civil War Era," 16 vols. (forthcoming; sponsored by The Littlefield Fund for Southern History at the University of Texas and the University of North Carolina Press)

President, Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (national membership of 12,000), 1987-94; trustee, 1994-96


Current project

An interpretive study of the military history of the Civil War that emphasizes, among other things, connections between the home front and the battlefield, the importance of Union among United States soldiers, and the relative development of national sentiment among soldiers in the contending armies.