John Michael Priest

John Michael Priest, a retired high school teacher, has written or edited twelve Civil War history books since 1989. He has carried his obsession for the Civil War into the classroom where his students researched and edited three sets of diaries and memoirs. Acclaimed by many as the soldiers' historian, he offers a balanced, nonpartisan account of combat as the participants experienced it. Mr. Priest is a guide at Antietam Battlefield.