Peter Carmichael

Director of the Civil War Institute and Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies

Carmichael serves as co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee on campus. His most recent book is The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion.

Carmichael has appeared in a number of media outlets surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, including the Associated Press, Pennsylvania Cable Network, C-SPAN, Popular Science, and a sponsored New York Times piece.


19th Century United States history, Civil War and Reconstruction

Expertise: Southern history, public history, and cultural history

Education: Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, M.A. The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

Recent Work:

Carmichael recently led the organization of “The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th,” an innovative 3-day conference on the frontiers of academic and public history.

Contact Information:

Phone: (717) 337 - 6593
Box: Campus Box 0435

Civil War Institute
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

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Director of Communications & Media Relations

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