Barbara Gannon

Barbara Gannon, Ph.D.

Barbara A. Gannon received her doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University in 2005. Her areas of specialty include: Military History, Civil War and Reconstruction, Veterans, and African American history. Her book, The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2011.


  • Ph.D. in History from Penn State

Research Interests

Veterans; U.S. Military History before 1900; Civil War; Memory

Recent Research Activities

A comprehensive analysis of the American Veteran from 1783 to 2003.

A Study on Civil War memory.

Selected Publications


  • Americans Remember Their Civil War. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2017.
  • Co-author, Pennsylvania: A Military History with William A. Pencak, Christian B. Keller, Westholme Publishing, 2016.  
  • The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.


  • “A Debt We Never Can Pay, A Debt We Refuse to Repay: Civil War Veterans in American Memory,” South Central Review (Johns Hopkins University Press), summer 2016.


  • “‘They Call Themselves Veterans’: Civil War and Spanish War Veterans and the Complexities of Veteranhood,” Journal of the Civil War Era, December 2015.


  • “Mississippi River Campaign,” Blackwell Companion to the Civil War. Aaron Dean Sheehan, ed., February 2014.

  • “‘She is a Member of the 23rd’”: Lucy Nichols and the Community of the Civil War Regiment” in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War Era North, Andrew Slap and Michael Smith, eds., Fordham University Press, 2013.


Honorable Mention, Lincoln Prize 2012, recognized by the Gilder Lehman Institute and Gettysburg College.

Finalist, Jefferson Davis Prize 2012, given by the Museum for the Confederacy.

Wiley-Silver Prize 2012 (University of Mississippi/Center for Civil War Research) Best First Book on the Civil War


No courses found for Spring 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80001 AMH3547 U.S. Military History Since 190 Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
80469 HIS4150 History and Historians Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Updated: Dec 6, 2018