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. 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?"

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Hey Jude/It's a Wonderful World/New York, New York/We Didn't Start the Fire/Crazy

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Father and husband

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. sense of humor, kindness & trust

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