Stephen Ward Sears (born July 27, 1932) is an American historian specializing in the American Civil War.

Early life and education

Sears is a graduate of Oberlin College.


As an author, he has concentrated on the military history of the American Civil War, primarily the battles and leaders of the Army of the Potomac.

He was employed as editor of the Educational Department at the American Heritage Publishing Company.[3]

Personal life

Sears resides in Connecticut.