Dr. Susannah Ural
Frank and Virginia Williams Endowed Chair, MSU Libraries
Susannah J. Ural, Ph.D. holds the Williams Chair in Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies at Mississippi State University. A military historian by training, Ural specializes in nineteenth-century America, with an emphasis on the experiences of U.S. Civil War soldiers and their families. She is also interested in the policies developed by Abraham Lincoln and the War Department that won the U.S. Civil War, and how these policies evolved during and after the conflict. Ural is the author of numerous books and articles on the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction eras and a regular speaker at national and international events focused on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War and Reconstruction.