Dr. Gary Gallagher
Gary W. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War Emeritus at the University of Virginia. He taught at Penn State University for twelve years before joining the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1998. He is the author or editor of more than forty books, including The Confederate War (Harvard University Press, 1997), Lee and His Generals in War and Memory (Louisiana State University Press, 1998), Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know About the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2008), The Union War (Harvard University Press, 2011), and The Enduring Civil War: Reflections on the Great American Crisis (Louisiana State University Press, 2020).
Professor Gallagher has participated in more than five dozen television projects in the field of Civil War history. He was the recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship for 2010-2012 (the highest teaching award conveyed by the University of Virginia) and the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in 2013. Active in the field of historic preservation, he was the first president of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, twice served as a member of the Board of the Civil War Trust, and has given testimony about preservation before Congressional committees on several occasions. ■