About the Author

Jonathan A. Noyalas is assistant professor of history and director of the Center for Civil War History at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Va., and has served twice as the Hugh and Virginia McCormick Visiting Professor of Civil War History at Shenandoah University. He is the author or editor of 11 books on Civil War–era history, including the recently released Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah: Remembrance, Reunion, and Reconciliation. This article is adapted from that book.

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