Historians

  • 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.

  • Robert Mullauer teaches and leads tours on various military topics. He specializes in World War II, the American Civil War, and the Napoleonic Wars. He is a seasoned trekker of WWII battlefields in Europe and the Pacific.

  • 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.

  • Scott Patchan is widely regarded as the leading authority and tour guide of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. He is the author of Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign; Second Manassas: Longstreet's Attack and the Struggle for Chinn RidgeThe Battle of Piedmont and Hunter’s Campaign for Staunton; The Forgotten Fury: The Battle of Piedmont; and most recently, The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 - September 19, 1864.

  • Kevin Pawlak is a Civil War historian who works as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam National Battlefield and an Education Specialist for the Mosby Heritage Area Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association and previously worked and completed internships at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and the Missouri Civil War Museum.

  • DALE K. PHILLIPS is Superintendent of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site (NPS) in Springfield, Illinois. Previously he served as Superintendent at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (NPS) in Vincennes, Indiana. He is a veteran tour leader and speaker on Civil War, Revolutionary War and War of 1812 themes.

  • Mike Priest, a retired Washington County, Maryland high school history teacher, is an Antietam Battlefield Licensed Guide. He has written and/or edited 13 books and numerous articles on the American Civil War including: Antietam: The Soldiers' Battle; Before Antietam: The Battle for South Mountain; and Into the Fight: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. His latest book is Stand to It and Give Them Hell: Gettysburg as the Soldiers Experienced it from Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top, July 2, 1863.