Atlanta Civil War Round Table 2019
Will Greene is one of the nation's foremost authorities on the Petersburg campaign. He served for 16 years as historian and park manager at Petersburg National Battlefield and at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He was the first executive director of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (now the American Battlefield Trust) and was the founding director of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. Greene has authored six books and more than 25 articles on the Civil War and Southern history.
Greene served as a member of the National Board of the Institute of Museum and Library Services from 2002 to 2010 and from 1987 to the present has been a study leader for the Smithsonian Institution. He earned a B.A. in history from Florida State University and an M.A. from Louisiana State University.
A Campaign of Giants is the first of a three-volume history of the
nine-month Petersburg Campaign, one of the longest and most complex campaigns of
the war. According to historian Gordon Rhea, this volume is the most
significant Civil War book of the year. Another eminent historian and
author, Richard Sommers, has said that this volume and the two which will follow
are the most significant study ever written on the campaign.
Greene will speak at the December 2019 meeting of the Atlanta Round Table, at
which time, he will be presented with the award.
Point of Contact for additional information on the Richard Barksdale Harwell Book Award is Gary Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org