Dr. Barbara Ann Gannon is currently an associate professor of history at the University of Central Florida. She received her B.A. from Emory University, an M.A. from George Washington University, and a PhD from The Pennsylvania State University. She published The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic in 2011,which is an examination of the black and white members of the Union Army’s largest veterans’ organization. This book received the Wiley-Silver Prize (University of Mississippi) for the best first book on the Civil War. Her second book, Americans Remember their Civil War, published  in 2017 examines Civil War memory from 1866 to the present. In addition, she co-authored Pennsylvania: A Military History in 2016 with Christian B. Keller and the late William A. Pencak. She has been invited to present her work to a wide variety of academic and public audiences. Currently, she is the coordinator for UCF’s Community Veterans History project, an oral history project that records the experience of Central Florida’s veterans. She is a veteran of the United States Army.