Gary W. Gallagher

John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at UVA

Gary W. Gallagher is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including The Confederate War (Harvard University Press, 1997), Lee and His Generals in War and Memory (Louisiana State University Press, 1998), and The Union War (Harvard University Press, March 2011). He serves as editor of two book series at the University of North Carolina Press and has appeared regularly on the Arts and Entertainment Network’s series “Civil War Journal” as well as participating in more than three dozen other television projects in the field. He is also the recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship for 2011-2012, the highest teaching award conveyed by the University of Virginia.

Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship, 2011-2012
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“The American Council of Trustees and Alumni announced today the selection of Gary W. Gallagher, noted civil war historian and professor at the University of Virginia, as the recipient of the 2013 Merrill Award for the Advancement of Liberal Arts Education. The Merrill Award honors individuals who promote liberal arts education, core curricula, and the teaching of Western civilization and American history.”

Emerging Civil War has selected Dr. Gary W. Gallagher as the 2021 recipient of the Emerging Civil War Award for Service in the Field of Civil War Public History. The award recognizes the work of an individual or organization that has made a significant impact on the field of public history in a way that better helps the general public connect with America’s defining event.”

“We are pleased to name Dr. Gary Gallagher as the Georgia Historical Society’s Distinguished Fellow for his outstanding contributions to the study of history as an author and member of the academy,” said Groce. “His years of dedicated scholarship on the American Civil War have created a lasting legacy that will continue to influence future generations of historians.”