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Leon Basile suffered a left carotid dissection, causing a permanent cognitive disability and aphasia.
"I runne to death,
and death meets me as fast,
And all my pleasures are like yesterday."
- John Donne (1573-1631), HOLY SONNETS, I
Bachelor of Arts (a double major in history and English), University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1977.
Certificate in Archives Administration from the Georgia Dept. of Archives & History and the Emory University Division of Librarianship, 1978.
Master of Arts (history - American), University of Georgia, 1979. Thesis: "Attala County, Mississippi, 1850-1860: A Social History" (1979).
Attended Officers Candidate School, United States Marine Corps (Quantico, Va.), but did not complete it and was honorably discharged in 1980.
Edited THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF AMOS E. STEARNS, A PRISONER AT ANDERSONVILLE (Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 1981).
Author of A UNION TOWN DURING THE CIVIL WAR: WOBURN, MASSACHUSETTS, Volume I (Woburn Historical Society/Sonrel Press, 2012).
Contributed articles to such scholarly journals and magazines as CIVIL WAR HISTORY, LINCOLN HERALD, THE JOURNAL OF MISSISSIPPI HISTORY, THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY MAGAZINE, NORTH SOUTH TRADER, and THE ANTIQUES JOURNAL.
Jefferson Davis Medal in Gold, awarded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for "Outstanding Research in Southern History," 1976.
As an historian, has concentrated mainly in the social history of the antebellum and Civil War periods.