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Craig L. Symonds

Craig L. Symonds is a noted author, historian, speaker, and a professor emeritus at the United States Naval Academy, where he formally chaired the History Department. A former Naval officer himself, Symonds has written over a dozen books on American Naval history, President Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War. For his most recent work, Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War, Symonds was awarded both the Benjamin Barondess Award of the Civil War Roundtable and the Lincoln Prize in 2009. 

Articles by this Author

The president takes charge and directs a successful amphibious landing at Hampton Roads
Naval Battle, October 2005 | Vol. 56, No. 5
The Battle of Jutland, the largest fight between battleships, was largely meaningless, while Benedict Arnold's often-forgotten action at Valcour helped win the American Revolution.