Gary W. Gallagher

Gary W. Gallagher is an American historian who specializes in American Military History, the Civil War and Civil War Memory. He is the author, co-author or editor of numerous books on those topics, as well as a frequent speaker. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he is currently the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia.[1]

Gary W. Gallagher
Alma materAdams State College
University of Texas at Austin
EmployerUniversity of Virginia


Authored BooksEdit

Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013.

The Union War. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011. (Winner of 2012 Tom Watson Brown Book Prize, 2012 Laney Prize, 2011 Eugene Feit Award in Civil War Studies; New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice)

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

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

The American Civil War: The War in the East 1861-May 1863. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2000. (History Book Club selection)

Lee and His Generals in War and Memory. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University 2 Press, 1998. (Winner of 1998 Fletcher Pratt Award; History Book Club selection)

The Confederate War. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997. (Winner of 1998 Laney Prize and finalist for 1998 Lincoln Prize [shared the prize with three other books]; History Book Club selection)

Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Lee's Gallant General. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985. (History Book Club Selection)


  1. ^ "Gary W. Gallagher". Corcoran Department of History. University of Virginia. Retrieved June 3, 2018.

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