Dr. Thomas R. Flagel is a professor of history at Columbia State Community College in Tennessee. He holds master’s degrees in history and international relations and a doctorate in public history. He serves on the Tennessee Preservation Trust board of directors, is the historical adviser to the Granger House Museum in Iowa, and works with other preservation groups, including the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service. He has written articles for Hallowed Ground, the membership magazine of the Civil War Trust, continues to give talks at Gettysburg, and has contributed entries to the Essential Civil War Curriculum, an online encyclopedia sponsored by Virginia Tech. For Cumberland House, Flagel has written The History Buff’s Guide to the Civil War, The History Buff’s Guide to Gettysburg, The History Buff’s Guide to World War II, and The History Buff’s Guide to the Presidents. He is also author of Battle Briefings: Gettysburg (Stackpole, May 2019) and War, Memory, and the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion (Kent State, May 2019). He lives near Nashville, Tennessee.