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.