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James M. Schmidt

James M. Schmidt is a bio-analytical chemist by training and profession for more than 25 years. He attended Benedictine College (Atchison, Kans.), received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Central Oklahoma, and pursued graduate work in environmental science at the University of Oklahoma. He is currently employed as a research scientist with a biotechnology firm in The Woodlands, Tex.

Mr. Schmidt has had a life-long interest in history; his writing credits include articles for North & South, Civil War News, Navy Medicine, Dartmouth Medicine, Learning Through History, and Chemical Heritage magazines, and other publications.

He has also given lectures on the Civil War to groups across the country. Mr. Schmidt is the author of Lincoln's Labels: America's Best Known Brands and the Civil War (Edinborough, 2008) and Notre Dame in the Civil War: Marching Onward to Victory (History Press, 2010); co-editor of and contributor to Years of Change and Suffering: Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine (Edinborough, 2009), a collection of invited expert essays; and has been invited to contribute a chapter on civilian medicine to Civil War America: A Social and Cultural History (Routledge, 2012/2013).

He may be contacted at schmidtjamesm@gmail.com.

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