Former UNCG professor, historian dies at 83

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GREENSBORO -- A former UNCG professor who wrote the history of the university's first century died Friday at the age of 83, Chancellor Linda Brady announced today.

Allen William Trelease, UNCG professor emeritus of history and former department head, died at Friends Homes in Greensboro.

"Dr. Trelease will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues, and his death will be felt across the campus," Brady said. "Our sympathy and prayers go out to his family."

He was a well-known historian who specialized in and wrote several books about Southern history, especially of the Civil War and Reconstruction....

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