• Dana MacBean is a leading authority on the 1864 Valley Campaign and is the co-author of A Shenandoah Sketchbook: James E. Taylor Draws the Valley. He recently retired as the exhibit coordinator of the Marine Corps Museum at Parris Island, South Carolina.


  • Erin Mahan is Chief Historian of the Department of Defense, and previously served as an Associate Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at the National Defense University, and also as a historian at the Department of State, where she edited several volumes of Foreign Relations of the United States. Her publications include Kennedy, de Gaulle, and Western Europe and articles on NATO, the Berlin Crisis, and U.S. and French foreign economic policies during the 1960s. 

  • John Marszalek is the Executive Director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association's Grant Presidential Library at Missisippi State University & Managing Editor of the Ulysses S. Grant Papers project. He is the author of several books including Sherman, A Soldier’s Passion for Order; Commander of All Lincoln’s Armies, A Life of General Henry W. Halleck; Lincoln and the Military; and The Best Writings of Ulysses S. Grant.

  • Richard McMurry is the author of many books including John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence, Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History, The Road Past Kennesaw: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 and Virginia Military Institute Alumni in the Civil War, In Bello Praesidium.


  • ROBERT McPHERSON, a leading authority on the Navajo Indians, is Professor of History at Utah State University. He has written extensively on the Navajo and other western Indian tribes, and his books  include Navajo land, Navajo Culture: The Utah Experience in the Twentieth Century; Sacred Land, Sacred View: Navajo Perceptions of the Four Corners Region; and Under the Eagle: Samuel Holiday, Navajo Code-Talker.

  • Darren Moran is a World War II historian and a popular lecturer on European and Pacific WWII historical topics. He is a veteran tour leader of the Normandy Campaign both as a guide and tour historian. Darren is an Executive Producer and Host of American Legacies, the show which features the stories of American Servicemen during WWII. Darren’s vocation is with Wells Fargo Advisors as a Family Wealth Preservationist.

    As the son of a WWII bomber pilot, he dedicates his business to WWII veterans and their families. They have a lot in common and his telling the backstory of the Veteran’s formative years goes hand in hand with preserving wealth.

    Darren’s Website is www.darrenrmoran.com

  • Jerry Morelock Col. US Army, ret., PhD is Editor at Large for World History Group/HISTORYNET.com, the world's largest publisher of history magazines and was Editor in Chief of Armchair General magazine 2004-2015. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including 100 Greatest Military Photographs (with co-authors Robert J. Dalessandro and Erin R. Mahan). His latest book is Generals of the Bulge: Leadership in the US Army's Greatest Battle (with Foreword by Carlo D'Este and Introduction by Martin Blumenson).

  • David Mowery is a native resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, In 2001, he joined the  Ohio Civil War Trail Commission  and his role has included developing the final design for, and the historical validation of, the entire length of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio. He is the co-author (with Lora Cahill) of Morgan’s Raid Across Ohio: The Civil War Guidebook of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail, all proceeds from which go to the Ohio Historical Society for the maintenance of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio. He is the author of the recently released and highly acclaimed Morgan’s Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio.

  • Michael B. Murphy is a senior vice president at Hirons and Company, an Indianapolis advertising and public relations firm. He served as an Indiana state representative for 16 years and is a member of the Indiana Historical Society Board of Trustees. He is the author of The Kimberlins Go to War: A Union Family in Copperhead Country.

  • Jamie K. Oxendine, of Lumbee/Creek ancestry, is an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, and a frequent speaker on Native American topics. He has served as a director of the Black Swamp Inter-tribal Foundation, and managing director of pow-wows.com. As a recording artist he was twice nominated for a NAMMY (Native American Music Award) for Best Independent Recording of the Year. Recently, he has worked with Douglas Blue Feather (4-time NAMMY Winner) with tracks on the 2010 CD Rollin’ Like Thunder and the 2005 CD Time For Truth.