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Dr. David Coles

Dr. David ColesDavid Coles is an Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, where he teaches classes relating to American History, including the American Revolution, the Old South, the Civil War, and World War II.

Dr. Coles has received several teaching awards, including the Junior Faculty Award, the Student’s Faculty Recognition Award, and the Fuqua Excellence in Teaching Award.  He has a Ph.D. in American History from Florida State University, and has published a number of articles and book chapters and is the associate compiler of the six-volume Biographical Roster of Florida’s Union and Confederate Soldiers, the associate editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Civil War, and the co-author of Sons of Garibaldi in Blue and Gray: Italians in the American Civil War, and the forthcoming Powder, Lead, and Cold Steel: The Civil War Letters of John H. Black.

David is married with two children and lives in Farmville, Virginia.

2 Responses to Dr. David Coles

  1. Joseph Valicenti says:

    As the only Italian American (as far as I have heard) (and at least of “Yankee” origin) that has had the utmost honor of being mentored by Dr. David J. Coles, I am happy to see that he continues to spread knowledge about American Civil War History as only an educator of his high standing can.

  2. Bill Thompson says:

    Hi David, I was glad to see that you stuck it out through the program at FSU. Congratulations, belatedly. We were in the history/archives program together in 1982-83 . Bill Thompson

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