Historians

  • Gary Gimbel is the leading authority on the 1861 Civil War Battle of Falling Waters, and has published numerous articles on various aspects of that engagement including in the national periodical Blue & Gray Magazine. Gary is the current president of the Falling Waters Battlefield Association, chairman of the City of Martinsburg, West Virginia’s Historic Preservation Review Commission, and serves on the board of directors of the Berkeley County Historical Society. 

     

  • Joseph Glatthaar is the Alan Stephenson Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of many books including The March to the Sea and Beyond: Sherman’s Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaignss. His latest book is General Lee’s Army: From Victory to Collapse.

     

  • LESLIE GODDARD, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of America’s leading portrayal artists of notable historic women, including Louisa May Alcott, Amelia Earhart and Clara Barton.

  • Roger D. Heller, a historian of the Gettysburg Campaign, is a native of Adams County, PA. After 30 years as a high school history teacher, he returned to Adams County and now volunteers as a researcher at the Adams County Historical Society. As a part of his research, he has undertaken an intensive study of the Conscientious Objector population of Adams County and first became acquainted with James M. Rouzer, the subject of the talk he will present at the CWEA Gettysburg All-Star Conference on June 11, 2016.

  • Jerry W. Holsworth is an archivist for the Handley Regional Library in Winchester, Virginia. He is the author of Civil War Winchester and Stonewall Jackson in Winchester, Virginia, as well as various articles for Blue & Gray magazine, Civil War Times, the Washington Times, Cobblestone Magazine and Potomac Magazine.

  • Harold Holzer was chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and is the author, co-author or editor of 52 books on Lincoln and the Civil War. His most recent titles are Lincoln and the Power of the Press (winner of the 2015 Lincoln Prize); and The Annotated Lincoln, a Collection of Speeches and Writings. His many awards include the National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush in 2008.

  • Candy Hooper is a member of the Board of Advisors of President Lincoln’s Cottage at the National Soldiers’ Home in Washington, D.C. She holds a journalism degree from the University of Illinois, a law degree from Georgetown University and an MA degree in history from George Washington University. She has lectured at the United States Naval Academy and at  conferences of the Society of Military History, Southern Historical Association, and the Film & History Association. Her article, The War that Made Hollywood: How the Spanish-American War Saved the U.S. Film Industry, was recently published in The Journal of Military History. She is currently completing a study of how the wives of four Union generals affected their husbands’ relationships with Abraham Lincoln.

  • 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.

  • Eric Jacobson is Chief Operating Officer of the Battle of Franklin Trust and the author of For Cause and Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin, and his latest book, Baptism of Fire.

  • Bob Jenkins, an attorney based in Dalton, Georgia, is a leading expert on the Atlanta Campaign battles of Peachtree Creek and Ezra Church. He is the author of To the Gates of Atlanta: From Kennesaw Mountain to Peach Tree Creek, 1-19 July 1864 and The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Sortie, July 20, 1864.