Steve Davis has been a Civil War buff since the 4th grade. He attended Emory University and studied under the distinguished Civil War historian Bell Wiley. After earning a master’s degree in American history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he received his Ph.D. at Emory, where he concentrated on the theme of the Civil War in Southern literature.
Steve is the author of an in-depth book on the Atlanta campaign, Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, John Johnston and the Heavy Yankee Battalions (2001). His book What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman’s Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta was published by Mercer University Press in 2012. Steve is also the author of more than a hundred articles in such scholarly and popular publications as Civil War Times Illustrated and the Georgia Historical Quarterly. From 1984 to 2005, he served as book review editor for Blue & Gray Magazine, now retired, he serves as a Civil War consultant for the Atlanta History Center.
He also served as a speaker and consultant for the 2015 television documentary “When Georgia Howled: Sherman on the March,” a joint production of the Atlanta History Center and Georgia Public Broadcasting.