A leading scholar and battlefield guide on the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War. He has written four books on the region and dozens of articles in publications such as Blue and Gray, North and South and Civil War Times. He also serves as a member of the Kernstown Battlefield Board of Directors and on the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation’s Resource Protection committee. His most recent publications include The Last Battle of Winchester: Sheridan, Early and The Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 to September 19, 1864; Second Manassas: Longstreet’s Attack and The Struggle for Chinn Ridge; The Battle of Piedmont and Hunter’s Raid on Staunton and Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign. His blog is Shenandoah 1864.