Welcome back to another installment of our 2019 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight. Today we would like to introduce you to longtime ECW member and our resident naval historian, Dwight Hughes.
Dwight Hughes is a public historian, author, and speaker in Civil War naval history. Dwight graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1967 with a major in history and government. He served twenty years as a Navy surface warfare officer and with river forces in Vietnam.
Dwight taught Naval ROTC at the University of Rochester, earning an MA in Political Science, and later completed an MS in Information Systems Management from USC. His second career was software engineering, primarily in electronic mapping for the U.S. Geological Survey. A ridge in Antarctica is named for him in recognition of contributions to Antarctic names databases and information services.
Dwight is author of A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah (Naval Institute Press, 2015) and contributing author at the Emerging Civil War blog. He has presented at numerous Civil War Roundtables, historical conferences, and other venues. A new book is in the works narrating the Battles of Hampton Roads for the Emerging Civil War Series.
Dwight lives with his wife, Judi, in the woods near Nokesville, VA, just down the road from the Bristoe Station battlefield. See http://civilwarnavyhistory.com/.
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