Andrew S. Bledsoe earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in American history at Rice University, and has been an assistant professor of history at Lee University since 2013. best-image

Dr. Bledsoe’s research and teaching interests are in the American Civil War and Reconstruction, American military history and leadership traditions, the American Revolutionary Era, the Early American Republic, the American South, and Civil War battlefield preservation.

He is the recipient of a number of awards, grants, and fellowships. He has been a Fellow at the United States Military Academy at West Point and a faculty of Gettysburg College’s Civil War Institute Summer Conference. Dr. Bledsoe also leads Lee University’s HIST 492: The Battle of Chickamauga in History and Memory seminar in the fall of even-numbered years.

Dr. Bledsoe’s first book, Citizen-Officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War, was published in 2015 by Louisiana State University Press.

He is also the author or co-editor of works for LSU Press, Cambridge University Press, Southern Illinois University Press, Wiley-Blackwell, the Journal of Southern History, the Journal of Military History, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Ohio Valley History, and others.