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Bruce S. Allardice

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Bruce Allardice is considered, in the words of historian Ed Cotham, "one of the finest researchers in the field."

A tenured professor of history at South Suburban College, Allardice is past president of the Northern Illinois Civil War Round Table, and past president of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago. A lifelong Chicago area resident and long-suffering White Sox fan, Mr. Allardice has authored or co-authored six books, and numerous articles on the Civil War, including Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables (Hill College, 2002). His More Generals in Gray (LSU Press 1995) was a selection of the History Book Club. He is currently working on editing the diary of Charles F. Gunther, a Confederate steamboat officer who later became Chicago's leading candymaker.

Mr. Allardice has presented numerous lectures and presentations on the Civil War and genealogy for Civil War Round Tables, museums, and civic organizations. He is the recipient of the CWRT of Chicago's prestigious Nevins-Freeman Award for distinguished service in Civil War Scholarship and the CWRT movement. An avid sports historian, Mr. Allardice currently heads up the "Civil War Baseball" subcommittee for the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and is a member of SABR's Biography Committee, specializing in researching the lives of 19th Century ballplayers. Mr. Allardice is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois School of Law.


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