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Briggs, Ward W., Jr.

Soldier and Scholar

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve and the Civil War Ward W. Briggs, Jr., ed.

One of America's greatest classical scholars, Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1831-1924) was also a Civil War journalist. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and a self-described "southerner beyond dispute," he received his doctorate in Germany and returned to America an enthusiastic advocate of Greek... More