THE PROGRAM PRESENTERS
D. Scott Hartwig is Supervisory Historian at
Gettysburg National Military Park. In 1993 he was formally recognized
for his talents by winning the Park Service's Freeman-Tilden Award for
Excellence in Interpretation for the Mid-Atlantic Region. He is a
popular author and lecturer.
Rebecca Lyons has been a Park Ranger at
Gettysburg National Military Park for more than 20 years. She holds
degrees in history from Adrian College in Michigan and Fort Hays State
University in Kansas. She has served as an instructor for Harrisburg
Area Community College and as a guest speaker-lecturer at Gettysburg
College and George Washington University.
Professor Edward C. Smith is the Director of
American Studies and Special Assistant to the Dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences. He is also a Civil War and Afro-American Cultural
Heritage Lecturer and Study Tour Leader for the Historical Society of
Washington and the Smithsonian Institution. Professor Smith has served
as a consultant to numerous federal agencies and in 1977 and 1978 he
took leave of absence from teaching to work at the White House as a
speechwriter during the Carter Administration. His writings appear in
Yale Review, The Civil War Journal, Washington History, The Lincoln
Review, and numerous other publications. He is currently writing two
books on the Civil War. In 1991 he was awarded the American University's
"Distinguished Faculty Award."
Eric Campbell is a Park Ranger-Interpreter at
Gettysburg National Military Park. He is well-known for his in-depth
interpretative field programs at Gettysburg and has authored numerous
articles on the battle there.
Thomas Holbrook has been a Park Ranger
Interpreter at Gettysburg National Military Park since 1991. Born and
raised in Western North Carolina, he attended Appalachian State
Univerity and the University of Minnesota, earning his B.S. in history
and social science. For nearly seven years, he taught in the public
school system, the last two years in special education programs. He has
also worked at Ft. Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming and the
Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York.
Tim Smith is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at
Gettysburg National Military Park. He is a Civil War researcher and a
lifelong student of the battle. As a volunteer for the Adams County
Historical Society, he has compiled a large collection of civilian
accounts of the battle. He has lectured extensively on the importance of
Gettysburg in the Civil War. He is also the author of the recently
published book The Story of Lee's Headquarters.
Karlton Smith is a Park Ranger-Interpreter at
Gettysburg National Military Park. Before joining the staff there he
worked as a historical interpreter at Independence National Historic
Park in Philadelphia from 1986 to 1990.
Edward Guy is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at
Gettysburg National Military Park and a life-long student of the Civil
War. A native of South Carolina and Georgia, he came to Gettysburg to
pursue his interest in this battle. He has been working for years to
compile a list of Confederate officers in the battle and has a degree
in fine arts from the University of South Carolina.
Thomas L. Schaefer is Assistant Director of
Special Programs for the Pennsylvania State University York Campus. He
also instructs numerous local history courses with a detailed study of
the campaign and battle at Gettysburg. His current research focuses on
Little Round Top, specifically the relationship of landscape to combat.
He holds a B.S. in history from Susquehanna University and has completed
the coursework toward an M.A. in American Studies at Penn State