Walter Brian Cisco
is a lifelong student of the War Between the States. During the
past two decades, he has been doing research and writing on topics
related to this violent time period in United States history. His
articles on this topic have appeared in magazines and journals
such as Confederate Veteran, Civil War, and
His first book, States Rights Gist: A
South Carolina General of the Civil War, a biography of the
little-known general, was a 1992 selection of the History Book
Club. He is also the author of Taking a Stand: Portraits from
the Southern Secession Movement, Henry Timrod: A Biography,
and Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman.
His book Wade Hampton was also a selection of the History
Book Club and is considered the definitive biography of this
military and political leader.
Mr. Cisco is no stranger to the horrors of war himself; he
served in the U.S. Army for three years and saw action in Vietnam.
He is the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal and was a
captain in the South Carolina State Guard. He lives in Orangeburg,
South Carolina, and has two children and two grandchildren.