Editor Jack Dempsey is an award-winning author of works on the Civil War and Michigan history and culture. A graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University and George Washington University’s National Law Center, he first became fascinated by the Civil War in the third grade. He served as chairman of Michigan’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, as Vice-President and President of the Michigan Historical Commission between 2007-2018, a member of the Michigan World War I Centennial Commission, and on the boards of several heritage-focused nonprofit organizations.
Michigan Civil War Association is a Michigan 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Its purposes include the pursuit of cultural, historical, and economic development opportunities to preserve and promote the history of Michigan’s role in the American Civil War. Proceeds from these volumes support the MCWA in raising funds to erect a monument honoring Michigan’s contributions to victory and to emancipation at the Battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862.