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Robert M. Dunkerly and Irene B. Boland
Robert M. Dunkerly is a historian, award-winning author, and speaker who is actively involved in historic preservation and research. He earned a B. A. in history from St. Vincent College and an M.A. in historic preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. His research includes archaeology, colonial life, military history, and historic commemoration. Dunkerly has taught courses at Central Virginia Community College, the University of Richmond, and the Virginia Historical Society. He is currently a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Irene Boland (1941–2016), emeritus professor of geology at Winthrop University, held a B.A. in chemistry and biology and an M.A.T. in chemistry from Winthrop University and was a certified medical technologist. Following a rewarding career as a technologist and a medical technology instructor, Boland taught chemistry part time at Winthrop University while earning M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from the University of South Carolina. As a geology professor at Winthrop, Boland received the Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012, and in 2014 she established the Charles A. Boland and Irene Brunson Boland Student Research Assistantship Endowment.
"a well put together book that is easy to read, and it makes good use of graphic material. Eutaw Springs is recommended."—The Journal of America's Military Past
"This is a long-overdue study of the Battle of Eutaw Springs, Nathanael Greene's last main force Southern campaign engagement. Drawing from a wealth of resources including new research, archaeology and pension documents, the authors have created an easy reading account of the 8 September 1781 battle that drove the British to the coast. For students of the Revolutionary War, this is must reading because so much focus has been directed at Yorktown where the British abandoned an army instead of the more mobile war in the South where the war was finally won by wearing down the British."—Lawrence Babits, George Washington Distinguished Professor of History, East Carolina University
"Dunkerly and Boland have produced a solid, well-written account of Eutaw Springs that fills a gap in the history of the southern campaigns and provides a strong foundation for further study of this important battle."—North Carolina Historical Review
"a very good analysis of the political, military, and physical environment, with some profiles of a number of interesting people, most notably Nathanael Greene, after Washington the most important American general of the war, though he never won a battle."—New York Military Affairs Symposium Review
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