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Civil War historian and author Michael C. Hardy

Michael C. Hardy is an American historian and author of Civil War and western North Carolina books and articles. Submitted photo.

By Tamas Mondovics

Do you have an ancestor who served in the Blue or Gray? Are you interested in finding more about his service? Or do you maybe need help understanding his records from the National Archives? Are you interested in finding a Civil War Ancestor?
The Johnson County Historical Society presents Michael C. Hardy, award-winning historian and author of twenty-four books, offering a one-day workshop on Saturday, July 27 from 1-4 p.m. at the Johnson County Library 219 N Church St Mountain City TN.
Michael C. Hardy has a passion for nineteenth-century Southern history, and is considered the “Nation’s foremost author on the Confederate Soldier.” His writing reportedly adds flesh to the vast gaps in the official Confederate records.
Hardy has penned twenty-three books, including two new releases in 2018: General Lee’s Immortals, a history of the Branch-Lane Brigade (Savas Beatie), and
Kirk’s Civil War Raids along the Blue Ridge (History Press).
Hardy’s articles have appeared in numerous magazines, and he has been featured in the recent Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War on the American Heroes
Channel and Civil War Talk Radio.
In 2010, the North Carolina Society of Historians named Hardy the North Carolina Historian of the Year. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and since 1995, has called western North Carolina his home.
Cost for the workshop is $10. Seating is limited. For reservations, please contact Kelly Turner at the Johnson County Welcome Center 423-727-5800.