Gene Schmiel is a student of the Civil War whose book, “Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era,” was published in 2014 by Ohio University Press. The book, a History Book Club selection, was labeled “best biography of the year” by the Civil War Books and Authors web-site. Gene holds a Ph. D. degree from The Ohio State University and was an assistant professor of History at St. Francis University (PA) before becoming a foreign service officer with the Department of State. He resides in Gainesville, Virginia with his wife Bonnie Kathryn. Together they wrote a book, “Welcome Home: Who Are You; Tales of a Foreign Service Family,” which is featured on his amazon.com author’s page: https://www.amazon.com/Gene-Schmiel/e/B00HV4SSWK?ref_=pe_1724030_132998060
See the page “Writings” for Schmiel’s other publications.
Schmiel is currently working on a “counterfactual” book about the Battle of Antietam and how an overwhelming Union victory there ironically resulted in the preservation of slavery.