Walter Brian Cisco


Walter Brian Cisco is a lifelong student of the War Between theAuthor Brian Cisco 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 Southern Partisan.

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.