Ron Field was born in Hertford, England, in 1943 and was Head of History at The Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, U.K. until his retirement in 2007. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1982 and taught History at Piedmont High School from 1982-83. He was Associate Editor of the Journal of The Confederate Historical Society of Great Britain from 1983 to 1992, and was elected a Fellow of The Company of Military Historians based in Washington, DC, in 2005. In 2012 he was awarded the William K. Emerson Award for his article "The New Hampshire Volunteers of 1861," which forms a chapter in this volume. He is a senior editor of Military Images magazine, and has written over 30 books and numerous articles on 19th century military history.

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