Stanley Fitzgerald Horn (May 27, 1889-1980) 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. 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. 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.
- "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.
- Riley, Jr., Harris D. (January 1, 2010). "Stanley F. Horn". The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
- Tennessee Encyclopedia of History