Jim Lewis has been a Park Ranger with the National Park Service since 1991. Since 1997, he has been a fixture at Stones River National Battlefield, serving as a park ranger, curator, and de-facto historian there. Jim has researched and presented dozens of interpretitive programs at Stones River National Battlefield and across the country on a variety of Civil War topics. He has also produced numerous interpretive publications and exhibits for the National Park Service.
In September 2012, Blue and Gray Magazine featured "Lincoln's Hard Earned Victory," a full issue article by Ranger Lewis that provides a concise analysis of the Stones River Campaign and its military, political, and social consequences.
Born in Burlington, Vermont and raised in New Jersey, Jim is a graduate of Cornell University (B.A. in History) and has been a student of Civil War history since his late teens. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife Beth and son James. He serves on the advisory board of the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association. He is also a founding member of the Middle Tennessee Civil War Round Table and a reenactor in Company B of the Ninth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.
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