Brian Matthew Jordan

Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan ’09 is Lecturer in Civil War Era Studies.  He earned a B.A. in History and Civil War Era Studies from Gettysburg College, and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. (with distinction) from Yale University.  His dissertation, “Embattled Memories: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War,” explored the troubled reintegration of victorious northern soldiers in the decades after Appomattox.  The project is currently under contract with W.W. Norton & Company, and will be released in 2015. 

Dr. Jordan is the author of a number of articles, reviews, and essays in scholarly journals and magazines, including Civil War History, The Journal of the Civil War Era, Ohio Valley History, Civil War News, and The Civil War Monitor.  He is currently at work on several projects: an animal history of the Civil War and a biography of Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler. 

Dr. Jordan teaches CWES 205: An Introduction to the Civil War Era; CWES 337: Reconstruction and the Legacy of the Civil War; CWES 400: Gender and the Civil War; and CWES 425: Field Experiences in Civil War Era Studies. 


Brian Matthew Jordan

Brian Matthew Jordan
Lecturer in Civil War Era Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies


Box: Campus Box 0413

Address: Weidensall Hall

300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

BA Gettysburg College, 2009
MA Yale University, 2012
Yale University, 2012

Academic Focus:
American Civil War, 19th Century U.S. History, Historical Memory