• Bruce Gamble is a leading authority on the air war in the Pacific. He is the author of six books including Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943The Black Sheep: The Definitive Account of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II, and most recently Target: Rabaul. During his career as a Naval Flight Officer in the closing years of the Cold War, Bruce logged nearly 1,000 hours as a navigator in EA-3B Skywarriors, including deployments aboard aircraft carriers in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

  • JUANITA GIBSON, a native of North Carolina, resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and is the president of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Round Table. She is a life-long student of the Civil War, a frequent speaker, and living history presenter on the topic of Civil War era women.

  • 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.


  • Phill Greenwalt is a historian with the National Park Service at George Washington Birthplace National Monument and Thomas Stone National Historic Site. He graduated from George Mason University with a M.A. in American History and also has a B.A. in history from Wheeling Jesuit University. He began his career with the National Park Service as a historical interpreter intern at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He is a frequent speaker at history conferences, and is an experienced and popular battlefield tour leader of sites across the Eastern Seaboard.

    Phill is co-author of Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 and Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor (both with Daniel Davis) and is a full-time contributor to the blog Emerging Civil War (www.emergingcivilwar.com).

  • Lynn Heller is a professional photographer who lives in Gettysburg. In 2008, upon her retirement as a registered nurse, she and her husband, Roger, moved to Gettysburg which is the inspiration for, and the focus of, her photography. The hallowed ground of the battlefield is her daily reminder that "the world...can never forget what they did here." She is a board member of the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable; a volunteer for the Gettysburg Foundation at the Visitor's Center, the David Wills House, the George Spangler Farm and the Seminary Ridge Museum.

  • 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.