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Professor Gary W. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Professor Gary W. Gallagher
  • University of Virginia
  • The University of Texas at Austin
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It is impossible to understand the broader sweep of the United States history, without coming to terms with the Civil War, its antecedents, and its seismic consequences.

Dr. Gary W. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. He graduated from Adams State College of Colorado and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to teaching at UVA, he was Professor of History at The Pennsylvania State University. Professor Gallagher is one of the leading historians of the Civil War. His books include The Confederate War, Lee and His Generals in War and Memory, and Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Lee's Gallant General. He has coauthored and edited several works on individual battles and campaigns and has published over 100 articles in scholarly journals and popular historical magazines. Professor Gallagher has received many awards for his research and writing, including the Laney Prize for the best book on the Civil War, the William Woods Hassler Award for contributions to Civil War studies, the Lincoln Prize, and the Fletcher Pratt Award for the best nonfiction book on the Civil War. Professor Gallagher was founder and first president of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites and has served on the Board of Directors of the Civil War Trust.


"As a former instructor I rate Professor Gallagher as an outstanding and articulate historian whose platform presence and command of the subject are spectacular!"


"Dr. Gallagher's presentation is a dynamic one. His knowledge and smooth delivery take the listener into the heart of the Civil War. You won't be disappointed."


"As a professional historian, I was amazed at the high quality of Professor Gallagher's course. He gave me many tips and insights. Outstanding!"

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3 Courses

  1. American Civil War

    American Civil War

    Gary W. Gallagher, Ph.D.
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $519.95 $249.95$519.95
    Many TV shows have dealt with the American Civil War, but not one offers the combination of crisp, comprehensive narrative and in-depth analysis that you will find in this course. In 48 masterful lectures, leading Civil War historian Professor Gary W. Gallagher explains both the strategy and battles of the war as well as its effects on all Americans. You'll learn how armies were recruited, equipped, and trained....
  2. History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Gary W. Gallagher, Ph.D.
    Starting at $399.95 Starting at $399.95 $749.95 $399.95$749.95
    This sweeping, 84-lecture series features three award-winning professors sharing their insights into this nation's past in their own areas of special interest, from European settlement and the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, world wars, and today's outlook. You will gain a lucid picture of the factors that enabled the United States to become the largest, wealthiest, and most...
  3. Robert E. Lee and His High Command Sale

    Robert E. Lee and His High Command

    Gary W. Gallagher, Ph.D.
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Professor Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia presents a lecture series designed to help you understand more about the Civil War and deepen your appreciation of the decisions made by Lee and his generals and the implications they had both on and off the battlefield. Whether you are relatively new to exploring this conflict or interested in strategy and tactics, this series offers a balanced outlook.