Josh Camper


Office: Humanities 229

Office Phone: 731-881-7384



Ph.D Studies 2011-2008: Mississippi State University. Performed historical work in the History of Medicine, History of U.S. International Security and Internal Safety, Early and Modern U.S. history, and Modern European history.


Master of Arts 2008-2006: Murray State University. Masters student with an emphasis in Early and Modern United States History and World History. Thesis: “Forrest’s Commanders: Nathan Bedford Forrest, His Commanders, and the First West Tennessee Campaign, December 1862-January 1863.”


Bachelor of Science 2005-2000: University of Tennessee at Martin, Emphasis in Secondary Education with certifications to teach 7-12 History, Geography, and Political Science.


Journal Articles


“The Extracation of General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Command From West Tennessee, 25 December 1862-January 1863.” The West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, vol. 62 (2009): 70-98.


Encyclopedia Entries


2012: Contributed the following entries on the Civil War Encylopedia: (1) Fuller, John W.; (2) Hamlin, Cyrus; (3) Howe, Albion; (4) Jones, John M.; (5) Manson, Mahlon Dickerson; (6) McCook, Robert Latimer; (7) McCook, Jr., Daniel; (8) Morell, George W.; (9) and a major entry on Reconstruction


2010: Encyclopedia of American Populism. Alexandra Kindell and Elizabeth Demers, Editors. Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, 2010 (Contributed an entry for the Credit Mobilier Scandal).


2008: Encyclopedia of American Military History. David and Jeanne Heidler, Editors. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008 (Contributed three entries Abercrombie, John Joseph; The Good Friday Massacre; and Paducah, KY, Battle of [25 March 1864])


Book Reviews


July 2014: Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History, and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War edited by Michael A. McDonnell, Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, and W. Fitzhugh Brundage. H-Net Review.


March 2013: Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War by Andrew J. Polsky, H-Net Review.


March 2012: Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War: The Trials of John Merryman by Jonathan W. White, H-Net Review.


January 2011: Grant’s Lieutenant’s: From Chattanooga to Appomattox by Stephen E. Woodworth, H-CivWar, H-Net Review.


November 2009: Two Books Entitled Abraham Lincoln by James McPherson and George McGovern, H-CivWar, H-Net Review,


May 2009: Fenians, Freedmen, and Southern Whites: Race and Nationality in the Era of Reconstruction by Mitchell Snay, Tennessee Historical Quarterly 68, No. 1 (Spring 2009): 98-99.

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