Winfield Wiley SWORD
1937 - 2015
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SWORD, Winfield Wiley Age 77, of Suwanee, GA passed away Monday, November 9, 2015. Wiley was born in Mexico, Missouri on December 7, 1937 and lived there until the age of 7. He was a Civil War historian and published author who greatly enjoyed traveling and lecturing. Wiley was also an avid golfer, but nothing meant more to him that this family. He said his family was his greatest accomplishment. A memorial service for Wiley will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 1pm at Johns Creek Baptist Church with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wiley's name to Pamplin Historical Park - Wiley Sword Collection, 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, Norcross/Peachtree Corners, GA; (770) 448-5757.

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 11, 2015.
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Johns Creek Baptist Church
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01:00 PM
Johns Creek Baptist Church
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November 16, 2015
A great person and a terrific Civil War historian
Harold Pearman
November 12, 2015
A great writer, a great historian, and a friend to all the soldiers blue and gray. Many thanks to Mr. Sword for his talents and generosity, and condolences to his family.
Patrick Brennan
November 12, 2015
So Sad... A gifted writer and researcher-- His book on Shiloh is a benchmark in Civil War History. We will miss you
November 12, 2015
He was a wise man and very friendly. The obituary is a little understated when he lists him as a Civil War historian and published author; he was a recognized expert in his field, but certainly understated in the way he presented that.
Mac Brown
November 11, 2015
Wiley was an important historian of the American Civil War, one of the most generous people I knew in the profession when it came to helping others, and a terrific person. I will always cherish getting to know him, especially at the meetings of the Historians of the Civil War Western Theater.
The historical profession will miss Wiley but not as much as his family and his beloved grandchildren
John Marszalek
November 11, 2015
May God give comfort to the entire Sword family during this time.
Michael Shaffer
November 11, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family.
November 11, 2015
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
November 11, 2015
Dear Marianne & family,

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Wiley. Although we only knew Wiley for a short time, we always enjoyed our visits and talks with him. We could always see how much he loved his family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May good memories provide you with the smiles you need right now.

With our deepest sympathy,
Pat & Al Girard
Pat & Al Girard
November 11, 2015
Wiley was a great historian, wonderful author and speaker, and a good friend. I am truly honored to have known him and to have been one of his publishers. Wiley once told me that when he met the combat historian S.L.A. Marshall many years ago the general said his name was too perfect for writing military history, and asked what was his real name. Wiley lived up to the name in all respects. I will miss him very much and send my sincere condolences to his wife Marianne and all of the Sword family.--Dave Roth, Blue & Gray Magazine.
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