Congratulations to Peter Carmichael

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.

Congratulations Pete!

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  • Andrew Duppstadt Apr 26, 2007

    You are certainly correct about WVU getting a top notch scholar and great guy. A few years ago, we had Pete come down to Wilmington, NC and serve as our keynote speaker at a symposium sponsored by the NC Civil War Tourism Council. Not only was he a great speaker, but fell in with the rest of the participants on the battlefield tours of Fort Fisher and Fort Anderson and became a participant himself. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting him and spending time with him. Kudos to Pete!

    Andrew Duppstadt

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