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Gaines M. Foster received his A.B. from Wofford College in 1971 and an M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973. From July 1973 to August 1975 he served as a lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. Assigned to the Army Medical Department Historical Unit, he completed much of the work on this volume at that time. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1982 and is currently an assistant professor of history at Louisiana State University.