In Memoriam Donations

In addition to the Honor Roll for Civil War era memorials, the Civil War Center at KSU has created this page to allow those who wish to remember friends, colleagues, and loved ones who have passed away in a manner that will also provide another meaningful legacy. A minimum donation of $25.00 is required to feature an individual on this page and may be supplemented by a one or two sentence tribute.

To donate, please click the link below, choose the amount you would like to donate, and list the “Center for Civil War Studies” as the gift designation choice. The next page will allow you to input “Tribute Information,” which is where you will type the person’s name and any brief statement.  Your memoriam donation will appear on the Center’s website. 

Vince J. Dooley

"The true embodiment of the descriptor 'gentleman and scholar,' Coach Dooley was an extraordinary figure along the sidelines for the University of Georgia and throughout the Civil War and preservation communities.  An honorary member of the Advisory Board for the Center, the Coach was also an active participant in the annual Vince Dooley Leadership Seminars for the Center.  Words cannot adequately express the depth of appreciation so many of us have for his interest in history and the Civil War, as well as his gridiron legacy."

Dr. Brian S. Wills

Ted Alexander

"A Marine and Vietnam Veteran, Ted was a powerful and passionate voice for History and battlefield preservation.  He was a longtime chief historian at Antietam National Battlefield Park and founded and coordinated the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and Tours."

- Dr. Brian S. Wills

Edwin Cole "Ed" Bearss

"The nation's premier battlefield guide, Ed was a Marine, World War II veteran, and former chief historian of the National Park Service.  He lent his considerable knowledge, unique voice and distinctive style of delivery, as well as an enormous passion for history to every project he undertook."

- Dr. Brian S. Wills

James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr.

"As one of the nation’s pre-eminent scholars of the American Civil War, Dr. Robertson’s resume of publications and expertise on his subjects was unparalleled.  Long-noted for his teaching and lecturing, Bud’s storytelling-style engaged and informed all who heard and learned from him."

- Dr. Brian S. Wills

Wiley Sword

"A prolific author and avid collector, Wiley occupied a place among the premier figures of Civil War scholarship, with particular emphasis on the Western Campaigns of Shiloh, Chattanooga and Franklin. His extensive knowledge of artifacts and memorabilia and gentlemanly qualities were among the hallmarks of a distinguished career."

- Dr. Brian S. Wills 

Connie Tibbitts

"A graduate of the University of Georgia and lifelong resident of Dallas, Ga., Connie was an ardent student of history and a longstanding member of the Center's Kennesaw Corps."

- Dr. Brian S. Wills 

Ken Myers

"Coming from Florida to Marietta, Ken took classes at KSU and volunteered with the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, exhibiting an exemplary spirit of public service and inquistiveness reflected in his personal collections and varied interests."

- Dr. Brian S. Wills