Jack Furniss

Field & Specialties

US Civil War
19th Century US
US Political


University of Oxford

BA in History & Politics (2007)

MA in History of the United States (2008)


2018                Review: “Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln & the Union’s War Governors” by Stephen D. Engle. North Carolina Historical Review (January, 2018)

2017                Article: “Andrew Curtin and the Politics of Union,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 141, Number 2 (April, 2017)

2017                Review: “Liberty & Union: The Civil War Era and American Constitutionalism” by Timothy S. Huebner. The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (July 2017)

2017                Blog Post: "Quantifying Union Prisons: What the Official Records Can and Cannot Tell Us about Civil War Prisons" by Jack Furniss & Will Kurtz. Nau Center for Civil War History. February 7, 2017

2016                Review: “Citizen Officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War” by Andrew S. Bledsoe. H-Net War (November 21, 2016)

2016                Review: “Confederate Cities: The Urban South During the Civil War Era” edited by Andrew L. Slap & Frank Towers. Ohio Valley History, Volume 16, No.3 (Fall 2016)

2015                Review: “The War for Public Opinion: Lincoln and the Power of the Press” by Harold Holzer. Civil War History, Volume 61, No.4 (December, 2015)

Forthcoming    Essay: “To Save the Union ‘in Behalf of Conservative Men’: Horatio Seymour and the Democratic Vision of the Union War,” in New Perspectives on the Union War (Fordham University Press, 2018), eds., Gary W. Gallagher and Elizabeth R. Varon  

Forthcoming    Article: “Federalism in Parties and Politics in the Late Antebellum Era,” Journal of the Civil War Era(2019).

Forthcoming    Review: “Oliver P. Morton and the Politics of the Civil War and Reconstruction” by A. James Fuller. The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (July 2018).

Awards & Honors

2017-2018       Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia

2017-2018       Double Hoo Research Grant, University of Virginia

2016-2017       Short-term Research Fellowship, Filson Historical Society

2016-2017       James C. Caillouette Fellow, Huntington Library

2016-2017       Huskey Travel Grant, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia

2015-2016       Richardson Dilworth Fellowship, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

2015-2016       Cunningham Research Residency, New York State Library

2015-2016       Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Grant, University of Virginia

2014-2015       Short-term Research Grant, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech

2014-2015       Short-term Research Fellowship, Kentucky Historical Society