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Iobst, Richard William 1934-

PERSONAL:

Born 1934. Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D.

ADDRESSES:

Home—GA. Office—Office of History, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, 955 Robins Parkway, Ste. 200, Robins AFB, GA 31098-2423.

CAREER:

Previously served as assistant professor of history, Western Carolina University, and historian for the Office of History, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center and Museum Curator for the Southeastern Museum of Aviation. Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Warner Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, GA, office of history, chief, 1981—.

WRITINGS:

(With others) The Bloody Sixth: The Sixth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, North Carolina Department of Archives and History (Durham, NC), 1965.

Civil War Macon: The History of a Confederate City, Mercer University Press (Macon, GA), 1999.

Contributor of scholarly articles to various historical records.

SIDELIGHTS:

Richard William Iobst serves as chief of the office of history at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Warner Robins Air Force Base, in Warner Robins, Georgia. Previously, he taught history at Western Carolina University and was the museum curator at the Southeastern Museum of Aviation. His writing focuses on historical military situations and the strategies used at the time. Civil War Macon: The History of a Confederate City addresses the industrial contributions Georgia made to the Confederate cause during the Civil War, particularly those of the city of Macon. Iobst includes firsthand accounts and experiences garnered from veterans' writings and records kept during the war. A contributor for the Virginia Quarterly Review Online observed of the book: "There is a rich store of social, political, medical, architectural, and engineering history." Christopher C. Meyers, writing for the Journal of Southern History, remarked of Iobst: "He describes in great detail … the support that secession received in Macon and the celebrations that erupted when the state left the Union in January 1861." Meyers concluded: "The research for Civil War Macon is grounded in manuscripts and contemporary newspapers," resulting in "an encyclopedic and satisfactory history." Iobst also wrote The Bloody Sixth: The Sixth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America and various academic articles for publication and historical record.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Journal of Southern History, August, 2001, Christopher C. Meyers, review of Civil War Macon: The History of a Confederate City, p. 664.

ONLINE

Virginia Quarterly Review Online, http://www.vqronline.org/ (spring, 2000), review of Civil War Macon.

Iobst, Richard William 1934-

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