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Jeffry D. Wert

Jeffrey D. Wert is the author of eight previous books on Civil War topics, most recently Cavalryman of the Lost Cause and The Sword of Lincoln. His articles and essays on the Civil War have appeared in many publications, including Civil War Times Illustrated, American History Illustrated, and Blue and Gray. A former history teacher at Penns Valley High School, he lives in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, slightly more than one hour from the battlefield at Gettysburg.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind and honest

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife, Gloria Wert

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. pasta

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Nathaniel Bumppo

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. George A. Custer
I would ask him "Why did you divide your command at Little Big Horn?"

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