About the Author
Achemist by education and profession, Jim Schmidt is currently employed as a pharmaceutical research scientist near Houston, Texas. Jim has had a lifelong interest in history and has written more than fifty articles for the Civil War News and North & South, World War II, Learning Through History and Chemical Heritage magazines and other publications. He is the author, editor or contributor to four other books on the American Civil War, including Notre Dame and the Civil War: Marching Onward to Victory (The History Press, 2010). He has given presentations on Civil War history to groups across the Midwest, South and mid-Atlantic. Jim Schmidt is a member of The Woodlands (TX) Civil War Round Table and the Galveston Historical Foundation.