Rick Manion: Owner, Guide and Historian

Rick Manion

Bodhi: Assistant Guide. I go along too.


White Star: Namesake of White Star Battlefield Tours.



PROFESSIONAL Adjunct Instructor of History - Chattanooga State Technical

EXPERIENCE Community College, Fall 2003 - Present

History of Civilizations 1110 and 1120

United States History 2010 and 2020

RODP - Tennessee History HIST 2030

Adjunct Instructor of History - Dalton State College, Dalton, Ga., Fall 2003 - Present

History of Civilizations I and II

United States History I and II

Adjunct Instructor of History - Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, Tennessee., Summer 2005 - Present

History of Civilizations II


Self-employed via White Star Battlefield Tours.

This service offers intensive, professionally guided

private tours of Civil War battlefields in Tennessee

and Georgia for historically-minded individuals and

small groups.

1990 - 1998

River Raisin Battlefield Visitors Center - The position

of Battlefield Historian/Site Manager was an annual

contractual arrangement with the Monroe County

Historical Museum. The duties consisted of research,

public education, collections, and daily operation.

TEACHING Monroe County Community College

EXPERIENCE Winter 1993 - 1998

History of the United States, 1607-1877

History of the United States, 1877-Present

Political Science

The University of Toledo Community and Technical College

Fall 1993 - 1998

Political Science

College Success Strategies

UNDERGRADUATE Illinois State University

EDUCATION                         Bachelor of Science


May 1975

GRADUATE Bowling Green State University

EDUCATION             Master of Arts

American History

May 1990

GRADUATE Teaching Assistant, 1988 -1989

EXPERIENCE Research Assistant, 1989 -1990

Public History Internship

May - September, 1988

Fort Meigs State Memorial

Perrysburg, Ohio

Ohio Historical Society

Public History Internship

May - September, 1989

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Fremont, Ohio

The internship was charged with developing a

study to determine the feasibility of restoring the

Hayes mansion to its late nineteenth-century


PUBLICATIONS "The Civil War Homefront in Seneca County: The Letters of Sophia Clark Dunn"

Northwest Ohio Quarterly 62 (Winter/Spring 1990);

"The Civil War Letters of Arlington Dunn, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry"

Northwest Ohio Quarterly 63 (Winter/Spring 1991);

"Sandusky County in the Civil War" (Summer/Autumn 1991);

Sandusky County, Ohio:Civil War Soldiers (Fremont, Ohio: 1992)

PROFESSIONAL American Association of Museums

MEMBERSHIPS The Company of Military Historians

For more information call 423-240-2439 or email:  rmanion1863@gmail.com


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