Battle of Champion Hill, a Virtual Tour: Dedicated to Brian Risher (1974 - 2016)


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William Brian Risher
A great teacher and an even better man."
Photos of Brian at the Champion Hill Battlefield

     The Champion Hill section of is dedicated to the memory of Brian Risher. Brian earned a Masterís degree in history from the University of Mississippi, and did his dissertation on the battle of Champion Hill. Following graduation, he taught high school special education and history in Desoto County, Mississippi, and was later the E-Learning coordinator and history instructor at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

     Brian was a friend that many of us in the Civil War circles have known, liked, and respected over the years, and was the main Champion Hill contributor here at Brian died on August 1, 2016, from complications following corrective heart surgery, and is survived by his wife Jamie Stokes Risher, their daughter Sophie, his extended family, and many, many friends.

     Thank you, Brian, for all you have done for so many, especially here at

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