- Chickasaw, A Mississippi Scout for the Union: The Civil War Memoir of Levi H. Naron, as Recounted by R. W. Surby, LSU Press, 2005, co-edited with Michael B. Ballard.
- A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia: The Civil War Memoirs of Private David E. Holt, with a New Appendix of Excerpts from His 1865 Diary, LSU Press, 2001, co-edited with Michael B. Ballard
- A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia: The Civil War Memoirs of Private David E. Holt, LSU Press, 1995, co-edited with Michael B. Ballard
Born in Louisville, Mississippi, in 1949, Thomas D. Cockrell attended Mississippi State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Science Education. He went on to earn a master’s degree in Arts in History and a doctorate in Philosophy.
He currently teaches at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. He is on the Board of the Mississippi Historical Society (2013-2016). He has written several non-fiction books about the Civil War.