ULM's Jones Receives Bergeron Award for Civil War Studies
Dr. Terry Jones, professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently had another of his articles concerning the Civil War published in the New York Times. The article, titled 'Brothers in Arms,' tells the story of how a group of Louisiana Civil War soldiers known as the Louisiana Tigers fought hand-to-hand with a Union unit known as the 'Irish Brigade' at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia, on July 1, 1862. / Courtesy ULM
According to the Civil War Roundtable, the award recognizes the work of people who preserve Louisiana’s Civil War history, and was named after the famed Civil War scholar.
“The late Art Bergeron was a nationally known Civil War scholar and a good personal friend,” Jones said. “For the Central Louisiana Civil War Round Table to consider me worthy of the award is quite an honor.”
Jones has contributed greatly to the study of Civil War History in Louisiana. Since 2011, Jones has had 22 articles published as part of the New York Times online “Disunion” series. The 22nd article — published earlier in May — titled “My Civil War,” examines Jones’ personal connection to the Civil War by recalling experiences he had growing up in Winn Parish and in his early career.
More than 100 readers posted comments on the story, making it one of the most discussed articles in the series.
Jones, a native of Winn Parish, has served ULM for nearly 22 years as a professor. Jones earned his Ph.D. in history from Texas A&M University.