Civil War Historian
Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr.

                 "Dr. Bud"

Author, Lecturer, Professor Emeritus 

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"History, properly presented, is the most exciting subject in all of knowledge because it is the study of the most unpredictable of God's creatures: human beings."

Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr.

Sesquicentennial Finale Concert

Narrated by James I. Robertson, Jr.

VirginiaCivilWar.org/concert 

Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission

Virginia State Capitol

Richmond, Virginia

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2015

Welcome to the website for Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr.

     At one time, "Dr. Bud" had one of

the nation's largest private collections of Civil War books. The bulk of the 7000- volume collection has been donated to Virginia Tech and Randolph-Macon College. 

"Virginia is the Mother State."

Under Dr. Robertson's leadership, the Commonwealth of Virginia in March 2015 adopted "Our Great Virginia" as the traditional state song.

Keep up with Dr. Robertson's books and speaking events

Book Gallery

Welcome to the website for Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., Civil War historian, author, lecturer and distinguished Virginia Tech professor emeritus.  The site aims to keep you informed of his whereabouts, his books, information past and present. He writes daily and can be found lecturing all across Virginia and this country. Dr. Robertson concentrates on social history, especially soldiers in the ranks and civilians behind the lines. Look around the website and if you have any comments, please feel free to contact Dr. Bud.  Check back frequently for updates.