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Michael B. Ballard

Michael B. Ballard, archivist. Research grant, American Philosophical Society, 1988, Garner fellowship, Mississippi State University, 1977-1983.


  • Ballard, Michael B. was born on November 24, 1946.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Mississippi State University, 1975. Master of Arts in History, Archives, Mississippi State University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Mississippi State University, 1983.


    • Archivist Western Carolina Library., Cullowhee, North Carolina, 1979—1980, Mississippi State University Library., since 1983. Appointed to advisory committee Records of United States Congress, 2001—2003.


    • Civil War Mississippi: A Guide
    • In the Civil War Mississippi experienced a protracted and devastating invasion, and Confederate and Union armies fought fiercely at Corinth, Holly Springs, Iuka, Port Gibson, Vicksburg, and many other sites throughout the state.
    • Pemberton: A Biography
    • New in paperback, the first biography of the Confederate general branded as incompetent for surrendering the South's strategic river post to Grant It was the sad fate of General John C.


    Member of Historians of Civil War Western Theater (co-founder, co-executive director since 1998), Society Civil War Historians, Southern Historical Association, Society Mississippi Archivists (president 1997), Association Centers for Study of Congress, Mississippi Historical Society (member board director, member editorial review board, member board publications, Dunbar Rowland award 2006), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta.
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    Born November 24, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1975
      Mississippi State University
    • 1976
    • 1983
      Mississippi State University
    • 1979 - 1980
      Archivist Western Carolina Library
      Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States
    • 1983
      Archivist Western Carolina Library