Ralph Peters Explains How He Brings Civil War History to Life Through His Characters

The Washington Free Beacon met with retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters at Gettysburg National Military Park to discuss Civil War history and American civic culture.

In the second installment of the three-part series, Peters talks about how he brings the past to life through the characters of his historical fiction novels. He gives brief biographical sketches of Union Gen. Francis Channing Barlow and Confederate Maj. Gen. John Brown Gordon, two fascinating figures from American history that he humanized through fiction.

Ralph Peters is a Fox News strategic analyst and best-selling author. His most recent book is The Damned of Petersburg.