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Gary William Gallagher
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Born (1950-10-08) October 8, 1950 (age 71)
Alma materAdams State College (B.A.)
University of Texas at Austin (M.A., Ph.D.)
EmployerUniversity of Virginia

Gary William Gallagher is an American historian specializing in the history of the American Civil War. Gallagher is currently the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia.[3] He produced a lecture series on the American Civil War for The Great Courses lecture series.

Life and career

Gallagher received a Bachelor of Arts from Adams State College in 1972. He then did graduate study in history at the University of Texas at Austin, receiving a Master of Arts in 1977 and a Ph.D. in 1982. He was a professor of history at Pennsylvania State University from 1986 to 1998, when he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia.

He is the presenter of an Audible series of lectures entitled The American Civil War. An in depth look at the American Civil War. These are currently available on Audible as a series of read lectures which go into great detail on the Civil War. He both wrote and read the lecture series as part of The Great Courses. The series has 48 lectures, each averaging about 30 minutes, meaning more than 24 hours of lectures in total. This is presented exclusively for Audible books.


Authored Books

Edited Books


  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "Gary W. Gallagher, Historian, Author, Educator". American Battlefield Trust. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "Gary W. Gallagher". Corcoran Department of History. University of Virginia. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Rable, George C. (2016). "The American War: A History of the Civil War Era by Gary W. Gallagher, Joan Waugh". The Journal of the Civil War Era. 6 (4): 622–624. doi:10.1353/cwe.2016.0086. ISSN 2159-9807.
  5. ^ Grant, Susan-Mary (2011). "The Union War (review)". Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. 109 (2): 248–250. doi:10.1353/khs.2011.0104. ISSN 2161-0355.