Sad News

Those who have read the Acknowl­edge­ments of my book may rcall that the first and most influ­en­tial per­son men­tioned in Pro­fes­sor Joseph L. Harsh, my men­tor, advi­sor and friend.  After a steady decline over the last few years Joe left us today, and we are poorer for his absence.  Joe’s wit, humor and insights made an impres­sion on many of us, and his friend­ship was on of my most trea­sured pos­ses­sions.  His books will be his legacy and his mem­ory, for those who knew him, will live in our hearts for­ever. Appro­pri­ately, Joe will be buried on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 17, the 148th anniver­sary of the battle.

His obit should be in the Wash­ing­ton Post in a few days.

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  1. Posted September 14, 2010 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    So sorry to hear this. I met him only once, but knew his (unfin­ished) work, and took note of how many peo­ple I admired — like you, and Bill Miller — who held Pro­fes­sor Harsh in such high regard.

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