by A. F. Sperry
Edited by Gregory J. W. Urwin and Cathy Kunzinger Urwin


Gregory J. W. Urwin and Cathy Kunzinger Urwin
photographed at their former place of employment,
the University of Central Arkansas.
Photo by Melanie Siegel.

        Gregory Urwin is a professor of history and associate director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University. He is the author or editor of eight books, including Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer, The United States Infantry: An Illustrated History, 1775-1918, The United States Cavalry: An Illustrated History, 1776-1944, and Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island. The latter received the General Wallace M. Greene, Jr., Award from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation as the "outstanding non-fiction book published in 1998 pertinent to Marine Corps history." His newest book is Black Flag over Dixie: Racial Atrocities and Reprisals in the Civil War.

        Cathy Kunzinger Urwin is a former adjunct professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas. Her first book, Agenda for Reform: Winthrop Rockfeller as Governor of Arkansas, 1967-1971, was published by University of Arkansas Press in 1991. Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, who was then governor of Arkansas, praised the book with these words: "Agenda for Reform is a thoughtful examination of this paradoxical period in the state's history, and Urwin's mastery of her subject asserts itself in this enlightening and highly readable work."

        Greg and Cathy Urwin met in 1980 while earning their Ph.D.s in history at the University of Notre Dame. They have been married since December 31, 1982, and are the parents of one son, Edward Gregory Urwin, as aspiring ballet dancer to whom this edition of History of the 33d Iowa Infantry Volunteer Regiment, 1863-6 is dedicated.

Cathy with then-Governor Bill Clinton at a Little Rock signing for her 1991 book, Agenda for Reform:
Winthrop Rockfeller as Governor of Arkansas, 1967-1971.  Clinton wrote an endorsement for Agenda
for Reform.  Shortly after this photograph was taken, he entered the race for the Democractic
presidential nomination.

Edward G. Urwin assisted his parents with some of
the research for the annotations to this book.