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Eric J. Wittenberg

Eric is an award-winning Civil War historian. A native of southeastern Pennsylvania, Wittenberg focuses on Civil War cavalry operations. He is the author of more than 15 published books. He was educated at Dickinson College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and is a practicing attorney (someday, he might even get it right and get to stop practicing!). Wittenberg is a member of the Governor of Ohio's Advisory Commission on the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and also serves as the vice president of the Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation. He, his wife Susan, live in Columbus, Ohio. Eric is the author of, Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg

Jeffry Wert

Jeffry is a well-known Civil War historian and author. After receiving a B.A. and M.A. in History, Wert had articles published in several magazines and journals and has currently written nine books. Jeffry Wert's interest in history first began after an eighth grade school field trip to the Gettysburg battlefield. After high school, he graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Lock Haven University, and an M.A. from The Pennsylvania State University, both in History. He worked for many years teaching History at Penns Valley Area High School in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. Jeff has appeared on C-Span as well as the History Channel.

Ted Alexander

Ted is well known as Chief Historian at Antietam National Battlefield Park, holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, his real credentials come from the work he has done as an author, editor, lecturer and historian with the Civil War. And his connection to the men in battle came from his own real-life experience as a Marine during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V. Alexander released his latest book, "The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day," based on the Sept. 17, 1862, Civil War battle. Ted is also noted for his extraordinary research on the Gettysburg campaign.