While on my daily run today I met up with a fellow historian who mentioned that Peter Carmichael has just been named the Eberly Distinguished Professorship in Civil War Studies at West Virginia University. As many of you know Peter is currently Director of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has published widely, including a biography of William Pegram and more recently, The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion. In addition he has edited a nice collection of essays on Robert E. Lee.
Over the past few years Peter has been kind enough to comment on my own work and has been instrumental in pointing out a number of publishing opportunities. Not only is WVU getting a top-notch scholar, they are also bringing on board a great guy.