MSU archivist, author writes new chapter
Civil War author, professor and Mississippi State University archivist Michael B. Ballard will turn the page Wednesday and begin writing another chapter in his own life-retirement.
Ballard, whose most recent book “The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles” was released in 2011 by University Press of Mississippi, is an MSU doctoral graduate in history, who also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the university.
In addition to his role as university archivist, Ballard has served as coordinator of the Congressional and Political Research Center in Mitchell Memorial Library. Additionally, he has been the associate editor for publishing projects of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, housed in Mitchell Memorial.
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