Stanley Horn

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Stanley Fitzgerald Horn (May 27, 1889[1]-1980) was a historian, businessman, and editor. He was born at Neely's Bend in Davidson County, Tennessee on a farm that had been in his family since the eighteenth century.[2] After graduating from high school, he started working for the Cumberland Telephone Company. In 1908, he began working for the Southern Lumberman, a trade paper on the lumber business. Horn became interested in "state and Civil War history."

A lifelong admiration for Robert E. Lee, resulted in Horn's first book in 1935, entitled: Boys' Life of Robert E. Lee.[3] In 1938, his book The Hermitage: Home of Old Hickory was published. In the following year, Invisible Empire: The Story of the Ku Klux Klan(1866-1871) was finished.

In 1941, he penned The Army of Tennessee: A Military History. In 1949, he completed The Robert E. Lee Reader. In the mid-1950s, he wrote The Decisive Battle of Nashville. In all, Horn authored and published 9 books pertaining the Civil War. He won the Building Journalism Award from the National Lumber Manufacturers Association.[4]


  1. ^ "An Interview with Stanley F. Horn - Conducted by Charles W. Crawford" (PDF). Wayback Machine. 1978. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-03-26. Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
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  3. ^ Riley, Jr., Harris D. (January 1, 2010). "Stanley F. Horn". The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ Tennessee Encyclopedia of History

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