John D. Hoptak

JOHN D. HOPTAK is a Gettysburg park ranger and an Antietam National Battlefield guide. He has authored several articles and books including Confrontation at Gettysburg: A Nation Saved, A Cause Lost; The Battle of South Mountain; First in Defense of the Union: The Civil War History of the First Defenders; Our Boys Did Nobly: Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Soldiers at the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam; and They Will Be Remembered by a Grateful People: Civil War Heroes of Schuylkill County.