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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Glenn W. LaFantasie

Glenn W. LaFantasieGlenn W. LaFantasie is the Richard Frockt Family Professor of Civil War History at Western Kentucky University. He is the author of Twilight at Little Round Top (2005) and Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates (2006). His most recent book is Gettysburg Heroes: Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground (2008). For thirty years, he held various positions in the field of public history, including as editor of publications at the Rhode Island Historical Society, deputy historian of the U.S. Department of State, and director of the Aldie Mill Historic Site in Loudoun County, Virginia. He is currently working on a new book, "Our Country to Restore: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and the American Civil War."