Historians

  • Bud Robertson recently retired as Alumni Distinguished Professor in History at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is the author of many books including Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend; General A. P. Hill: The Story of a Confederate Warrior; and Robert E. Lee: Virginian Soldier, American Citizen.

     

  • Charles Roland is widely regarded as the "Dean of American Civil War Historians." He is the author of many books including Albert Sidney Johnston: Soldier of Three Republics; An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War; My Odyssey through History: Memoirs of War and Academe and, most recently, History Teaches Us to Hope: Reflections on the Civil War and Southern History.

  • Jim Schmick is the founding and current president of Camp Curtin Historical Society/Civil War Roundtable and a member of the Adams, Cumberland and Dauphin County Historical Societies, the Harrisburg and Hershey Civil War Roundtables, the General Meade Society, the Gettysburg/Pennsylvania Monuments Project Committee and the Cumberland County/150 Civil War Anniversary Committee.

    Jim is the co-author of "Civil War Harrisburg" and has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Senate and House for preservation efforts. He received a historic recognition award from the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, and recently was named Historian of the Year by the Cumberland County Historical Society.

  • Tim Smith is widely regarded as the leading tour guide of the battle of Shiloh and of the siege and battle of Corinth. He is the author of a number of books including Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front; The Untold Story of Shiloh: The Battle and Battlefield; Rethinking Shiloh: Myth and Memory; Shiloh: Conquer or Perish; The Golden Age of Battlefield Preservation: The Decade of the 1890s and the Establishment of America’s First Five Military Parks; and Corinth 1862: Siege, Battle, Occupation.

  • DARRYL SMITH is the founder and director of Walking With History LLC which sponsors tours of Perryville, Cynthiana and other battlefields and history sites in the Kentucky/Ohio areas. He is the organizer of the Miami Rivers Chapter of the Buckeye Trail Association, serves as the Activities Chair for the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, and the Communication Coordinator for the Military Heritage Chapter of the League of World War One Aviation Historians

  • Timothy H. Smith is a longtime Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park and the author of several Gettysburg books and articles. He teaches classes on the battle and local history at the Gettysburg Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College and has appeared regularly on the popular Pennsylvania Cable Network Gettysburg Battle Walk series. He is a research historian with the Adams County Historical Society.

  • Craig Symonds is professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy where he taught naval and Civil War history for 30 years. He serves on the board of Directors of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, and is the author of many books including Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History; Lincoln and His Admirals;The Battle of Midway; and Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings.

  • Jeff Wert is the author of many books including Brotherhood of Valor: The Common Soldiers of the Stonewall Brigade, CSA and the Iron Brigade, USA; Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart; The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac; and the soon to be released A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph, 1862-1863.

  • Jay Wertz is the author of six books including two award-winning volumes in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series, D-Day: The Campaign Across France; and The Pacific: Volume One – Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal, as well as the recently released The Pacific: Volume Two – The Solomons to Saipan. He is also the author of The Civil War Experience 1861-1865; and with Edwin C. Bearss, the co-author of the Smithsonian’s series, Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War. And he is the author/editor of The Native American Experience.

  • Frank Williams recently retired as Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He is the chairman of the Lincoln Forum, and the president of the Ulysses S. Grant Association. He is the author or co-author of a dozen books including Judging Lincoln, a collection of his essays, and The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (with Harold Holzer and Edna Greene Medford.)