Historian; University professor. BornРDecember 26, 1891, Heflin. ParentsРJesse Coleman and Louise (Moore) Bean. MarriedРLucy B. Marstellar, May 27, 1927. ChildrenРTwo. EducationРUniversity of Alabama, A.B., 1913; Harvard University, M.A., 1914, Ph.D., 1922. Taught in Blount County, Ala., 1913-15; Harvard University teaching fellow, 1920-22; Washington and Lee University, 1922-retirement.  Appointed Douglas Southall Freeman Professor of History at Washington and Lee. Taught summer sessions at Tulane University, University of Virginia, and University of Alabama. Appointed to the Virginia Civil War Centennial Commission. Member of the Southern Historical Association, Academy of Social Sciences of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, Democratic Party and Presbyterian Church. Died May 24, 1974.


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The Liberty Hall Volunteers; Stonewall’s College Boys. Charlotteville; University of Virginia Press, 1964.

The Rufner Pamphlet of 1847; an Antislavery Aspect of Virginia Sectionalism. Richmond, Va.?; s.n., 1953.

Stonewall’s Man; Sandie Pendleton. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1959.