Eric J. Wittenberg is an accomplished American Civil War cavalry historian and author. An attorney in Ohio, Wittenberg has authored over a dozen books on Civil War cavalry subjects, as well as two dozen articles in popular magazines such as North&South, Blue&Gray, America's Civil War, and Gettysburg Magazine. His first book, Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions (Thomas Publications, Gettysburg Pa, 1998) won the prestigious 1998 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award. His most recent book is The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads and the Civil War's Final Campaign (Savas Beatie LLC, 2006) and he is completing both a regimental history of the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry and a biography of Ulric Dahlgren. Wittenberg is a favored speaker at Civil War Roundtables, and conducts tours of cavalry battlefields and related sites. He was instrumental in saving important battlefield land at Trevilian Station, Virginia, and wrote the text for the historical waysides located there. He lives in Columbus with his wife Susan and their beloved dogs. Wittenberg is the CEO of Ironclad Publishing Inc.
J. David Petruzzi is a noted American Civil War cavalry historian and author. Petruzzi wrote the historical text for one of the U.S. Army's recruiting pieces for modern armored cavalry. An insurance broker in Pennsylvania, Plenty of Blame to Go Around is Petruzzi's first published book. He is the author of several magazine articles on cavalry subjects, notably for America's Civil War. He also has upcoming articles in Blue&Gray and Gettysburg Magazine. With Wittenberg and Michael Nugent, Petruzzi authored One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Wagon Train of Wounded, slated to be released by Ironclad Publishing in the fall of 2006. Petruzzi speaks at Civil War Roundtables, conducts living history programs as a cavalry officer, and gives tours of cavalry battlefields and related sites. He has also been both a Confederate and Federal re-enactor for many years, and has appeared as a main character in two Civil War documentary movies. He lives in Brockway with his wife Karen and daughter Ashley. Petruzzi is a partner in, and the Marketing Director for, Ironclad Publishing, Inc.
Wittenberg and Petruzzi are currently working on a three-volume study of the Federal and Confederate cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign, slated to be published by Savas Beatie LLC.
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