About Tony Trimble

Cades Cove is the story of fighting in and around Knoxville, TN, focusing on the small community which now rests deep in the Smoky Mountain National Park.


Dr. Tony Trimble is a resident of Plainfield, Indiana.  He is employed as adjunct professor of history at Ivy Tech Community College and in private practice as a psychologist.  He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in history and political science from Indiana State University and the Ed.S in School Psychology from Butler University.

Dr. Trimble is a member of the Indiana Historical Society, currently serving as a member of the Awards Committee, Society of Civil War Historians, and Phi Alpha Theta-National Honorary Fraternity for Historians.  He served as Vice-President and President of the Indianapolis Civil War Roundtable and is a winner of its Harmon Award for Civil War Scholarship and the Bates Award for contributions to the administration of the affairs of the roundtable.  Dr. Trimble was listed in the 1990-91 Edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest and the 1992-93 Edition of Who’s Who in American Education.


“The National War Power: Its Use and Abuse, 1860-1970.”   M.S. Thesis, Indiana State University, 1978.

“A Quiet Sabbath: General Trimble on Johnson’s Island.”  Civil War Times Illustrated, Jan. 1985.

“Campaigning with Sherman: Hoosiers March to the Sea.”  Indiana Military History Journal. Jan. 1985.

“A Study of the Effectiveness of the Use of a Measure of Career Competence and the Utility of Using Selected Personality Factors in Making Vocational Training Decisions in a Sample of Institutionalized Offenders.” Ed.S Dissertation, Butler University, 1987.

“Rosecrans: The General of the One Mistake.”  Civil War. June, 1989.

“Paper Collars: Stannard’s Brigade at Gettysburg.”  Gettysburg—Historical Articles of Lasting Interest, Morningside Press, Jan. 1990.

“ ‘Agate’: Whitelaw Reports from Gettysburg.”  Gettysburg—Historical Articles of Lasting Interest, Morningside Press, Jan, 1992.

“Death Struggle in Missouri.”  Civil War. May, 1993

“Yankee Stonewall: “General William H. Withington.”   Michigan History, July-August, 1994.

“Civil War Camps and Installations” & “Frederick Knefler.”  The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, IU Press, 1994.

“Harrison: Spying for Longstreet at Gettysburg.”  Gettysburg—Historical Articles of Lasting Interest, Morningside Press, July 1997.

“Warren T. McCray” & “Emmett Forrest Branch” Governors of  Indiana, Indiana Historical Society Press, 2006.

“Well Done Indiana: “Tales of the Triumphs and Tragedies of Indiana in the Civil War.”  PBS DVD, 2006.