Matt Atkinson is a native of Houston,
Mississippi. He received a B.B.A in General Business and a B.A. in
History from Univ. of Mississippi and is currently working on a MA in
History. Matt has worked at Petersburg National Battlefield, Natchez
National Historical Park, Manassas National Battlefield, and Vicksburg
National Military Park. He is currently employed as a ranger/historian
at Gettysburg National Military Park.
Bert H. Barnett has been a ranger/historian at
Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) for 17 years. He has also
worked at Stones River, Manassas, Shiloh and Kennesaw Mountain in his
National Park Service career. His has been a regular contributor to
past GNMP seminar proceedings.
Eric A. Campbell worked at Gettysburg National
Military Park for 24 years as a ranger/historian. In 2009 he
transferred to a new job at Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historic
Park. His book, "A Grand Terrible Dramma": From Gettysburg to
Petersburg, The Civil War Letters of Charles Wellington Reed, the medal
of honor winner bugler of the 9th Massachusetts Battery, was published
by Fordham University Press in 2000, and won the Eastern National
author’s award in 2001.
Troy D. Harman has been with the National Park
Service since 1984 in as a ranger/historian. He previously worked at
Appomattox Court House NHS, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP, Valley
Forge NHP and Independence NHP prior to coming to Gettysburg NMP, where
he has worked since 1989. He also teaches in the history department at
the Gettysburg campus of Harrisburg Area Community College and is
currently working on his Ph.D. in history at Lehigh University. He is
the author of the book Lee’s Real Plan at Gettysburg.
D. Scott Hartwig is a 30 year veteran of the
National Park Service and has been a supervisory historian at Gettysburg
for the past 16 years. He has been instrumental in the growth of
Gettysburg’s on-site field interpretation and a key player for the
design of all aspects of the new battlefield museum/visitor center.
Additionally, he has authored numerous essays and articles on various
Civil War subjects, as well as two books.
Lt. Colonel William D. Hewitt, U.S. Army
(Retired) served 31 years in the army, including 6 years in
intelligence and 25 years in armor and cavalry. Lt. Colonel Hewitt
taught for 4 years at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College’s
Center for Army Tactics. While serving here he rewrote the primary
tactics course for the College, supervised and reviewed all secondary
tactics instruction, and conducted tactics seminars with senior army
officers. He is the author of thirteen articles for journals and
military publications and two tactical manuals.
Jennifer M. Murray will complete her Ph.D. at
Auburn University this spring. Her Ph.D. dissertation is on the history
of the National Park Service administration at Gettysburg. She has
published several articles in magazines and journals and has worked as a
seasonal ranger/historian at Gettysburg NMP for 10 years.
Timothy J. Orr is a 2001 Gettysburg College
graduate, he earned his M.A. in History at Pennsylvania State University
in 2003 and will complete his Ph.D. there this spring. He worked as a
seasonal ranger at Gettysburg NMP for eight years, from 1999 to 2006.
Karlton D. Smith is a 20-year veteran
interpreter/historian at Gettysburg NMP. Previous to working at
Gettysburg he worked at Independence NHP. He has contributed essays to
all of the Gettysburg NMP seminar proceedings.
Charles M. Teague is a Gettysburg College
graduate. He earned a master’s degree from Southern Baptist Seminary
and a doctorate from Cornell University. He served as a chaplain in the
U.S. Air Force and retired as a lieutenant colonel. Chuck is the
president of Historic Gettysburg Adams County, Inc., the past president
of the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable, a member of the Lincoln
Fellowship of Pennsylvania and a seasonal ranger/historian at Gettysburg
NMP for the last six years.