Lesley Gordon sitting for a professional headshot photo.

Lesley Gordon

Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History


  • PhD, The University of Georgia, 1995

Research Areas

  • United States History
  • Gender and Women’s History
  • History of Race
  • Military and Naval History
  • Southern History


Research Interests

  • Southern History
  • American Civil War

Selected Publications


Edited Works

Chapters in Edited Works

Review Essays


  • Civil War Regiments,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History (December 2021).
  • ‘Novices in Warfare’: Elmer E. Ellsworth and Militia Reform on the Eve of Civil War.” Journal of Civil War Era, 11, no. 2 (June 2021): 194-223.
  • “Armies and Discipline,” The Cambridge History of the American Civil War, Volume II, ed. Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2019): 159-73.
  • “‘Deeds of Brave Suffering and Lofty Heroism’: Martialised Rhetoric and Kentucky Soldiers,” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 117, no. 2 (Spring 2019): 179-95.