Bruce Catton

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Bruce Catton (1899 – 1978) was the Founding Editor of American Heritage and arguably the most prolific and popular of all Civil War historians. He wrote an astonishing 167 articles for the magazine, and won a Pulitzer Prize for history in 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia.

Catton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Gerald Ford, in 1977, the year before his death.

Articles by this Contributor

December 1957

The repulse of Pickett’s charge, described in a little-known account written shortly after the battle by a Union officer

April 1957

The Civil War soldier marched to his own individualist cadence, but he was much like today’s G. I.