- PhD, The University of Georgia, 1995
- Southern History
- American Civil War
- A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014).
- with Michael Fellman and Daniel E. Sutherland, This Terrible War : The Civil War and Its Aftermath, 3rd ed. (New York: Pearson, 2014).
- General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998).
- Inside the Confederate Nation: Essays in Honor of Emory M. Thomas, eds. Lesley J. Gordon and John C. Inscoe (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005).
- Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives, eds. Carol K. Bleser and Lesley J. Gordon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).
Chapters in Edited Works
- “A ‘Rightful Place’: The Graves of George and LaSalle Pickett, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.” In Civil War Places: Seeing the Conflict through the Eyes of Its Leading Historians, eds. Gary Gallagher and J. Matthew Gallman (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019): 72-77.
- “‘Does it Matter After All Who Wins?’: The Movie Gettysburg and Popular Perceptions of the Civil War.” In Writing History with Lightning: Cinematic Representations of Nineteenth Century America, eds. John Inscoe and Matthew C. Hulbert (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2019): 172-80.
- “‘These Zouaves will never support us’: Cowardice, Congress and the First Battle of Bull Run.’” In Congress and the People’s Contest: The Conduct of the Civil War, eds. Donald Kennon and Paul Finkleman (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2018): 59-80.
- “Ira Forbes’ War.” In Weirding the War:New Perspectives on the Civil War Era, eds. Stephen Berry and Amy Murrell Taylor (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011).
- “‘I Never Was a Coward’: Questions of Bravery in a Civil War Regiment.” In More than a Contest of Armies: Essays on the Civil War Era, eds. James Marten and A. Kristen Foster (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2008): 144-74.
- “Courting Nationalism: The Wartime Letters of Robert G. Mitchell and Amaretto Fondren.” In Inside the Confederate Nation: Essays in Honor of Emory M. Thomas, eds. Lesley J. Gordon and John C. Inscoe (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005): 188-208.
- “‘Surely They Remember Me’: The 16th Connecticut in War, Captivity and Public Memory.” In Union Soldiers and the Northern Homefront; Wartime Experiences, Postwar Adjustments, eds. Paul A. Cimbala and Randall Miller (Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2002): 327-360.
- “‘I Could Not Make Him Do As I Wished’: The Failed Relationship of William S. Rosecrans and Ulysses S. Grant.” In Grant’s Lieutenants: From Cairo to Vicksburg, ed. Steven E. Woodworth (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001): 109-27.
- “Glittering Lies: U. S. Grant, William T. Sherman and the Genre of Biography.” Review Essay of Ron Chernow’s Grant and James McDonough’s William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country. Reviews in American History 47 (March 2019): 57-63.