Michael C. Hardy

Professional Historian, Author

Michael C. Hardy has had a life-long passion for America's Civil War. He has worked as an interpreter and has researched and written numerous books, along with magazine and journal articles, on different aspects of the conflict. Much of his work has focused on the role of North Carolina. Some of his twenty published books include The Thirty-Seventh North Carolina Troops: Tar Heels in the Army of Northern Virginia (2003); The Battle of Hanover Court House (2006); Remembering North Carolina's Confederates (2006); The Fifty-Eighth North Carolina Troops (2010); North Carolina Remembers Gettysburg (2010); North Carolina in the Civil War (2011); Civil War Charlotte (2012), Watauga County, North Carolina, in the Civil War (2013), and The Capitals of the Confederacy: Montgomery, Richmond, Danville, Greensboro, and Charlotte (2015). Michael holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama, and in 2010, he was named North Carolina Historian of the Year by the North Carolina Society of Historians.






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