Gary W. Gallagher
John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War (1998)
On Leave: Fall 2014
Office Hours: On Leave Fall 2014
Office: 423 Nau Hall
Phone: (434) 924-6908
Email: gallagher (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesU.S. Civil War, Memory, American Military History to 1900
Ph.D., M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1982, 1977
B.A., Adams State College, 1972
Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty. University of Georgia Press, 2013.
The Union War. Harvard University Press, 2011.
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.
Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict in the American Civil War. University of North Carolina Press, 2009. (Co-editor and co-author)
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
Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education, American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2013
Tom Watson Brown Book Prize, Society of Civil War Historians, 2012
Shelby Foote Preservation Legacy Award, Civil War Trust, 2012
Lamar Lecturer, Mercer University, 2011
Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching Professorship, University of Virginia, 2010-2012
Scholar in Residence, The Huntington Library, 2008
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, 2002-2011
Times-Mirror Foundation Distinguished Fellow at The Huntington Library, 2001-2002
President, Society of Civil War Historians, 2000-2004
Fellow, The Society of American Historians, 1999-
Fletcher Pratt Award, 1998
Lincoln Prize, Honorable Mention, 1998
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
Other Professional Activities
Editor, "Civil War America" series at the University of North Carolina Press, 1993  - (106 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, 2001-2005 (5 titles)
Co-Editor, "The Littlefield History of the Civil War Era," 16-vol. series at the University of North Carolina Press (sponsored by The Littlefield Fund for Southern History at the University of Texas and the University of North Carolina Press), 2008- (10 titles to date)
President, Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (national membership of 12,000), 1987-94; trustee, 1994-96
(1) A study of the monuments on the battlefield at Gettysburg, with an emphasis on the ways in which Union and emancipation figured in 19th-century dedicatory speeches and inscriptions.
(2) An on-line textbook on the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction (co-authored with Joan Waugh)
(3) A special issue of The Journal of the Civil War Era devoted to military history (co-edited with Kathryn Shively Meier)
(4) A volume of essays on the Civil War in Virginia in the early summer of 1864 (co-edited with Caroline E. Janney; University of North Carolina Press)
(5) A volume essays by historians who each write about one Civil War photographic image (co-edited with J. Matthew Gallman; University of Georgia Press)