Chris Mackowski

Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., is a professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University and managing editor of the Emerging Civil War Series. He also works as a historian for the National Park Service at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, where he gives tours at four major Civil War battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania), as well as at the building where Stonewall Jackson died. He’s the author of books on the battles of Wilderness and Chancellorsville, and with Kris White, co-author of Chancellorsville’s Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church. The two have also co-authored several titles for the Emerging Civil War Series: Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court HouseSimply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg; and The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson. Mackowski and White have written monograph-length articles on Spotsylvania, and their articles have appeared in Civil War Times, America’s Civil War, Hallowed Ground, and Blue & Gray. Currently, Mackowski is at work with Albert Conner, Jr., on Seizing Destiny: The Army of the Potomac’s Valley Forge and the Civil War Winter that Saved the Union about the winter of 1862-63.

(Co-Founder of Emerging Civil War Blog)

6 Responses to Chris Mackowski

  1. Mike Assad says:

    Hi Chris,

    I just received the latest edition of “Panther Tracks.” Congratulations on the new book. I would really like to catch up if you are interested.

    Mike Assad

  2. Mike Assad says:

    Sorry, it’s if you didn’t alreay catch the error.

  3. Brian Mackay says:


    I have been anxiously awaiting the release of CHANCELLORSVILLE’S FORGOTTEN FRONT: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church. I saw on Amazon that they are now taking pre-orders for hardback copies. I was wondering if it is possible to purchase an autographed copy directly through you? I have a direct ancestor who fought in the 23rd NJ and was KIA at Salem Church on May 3rd.

    Thanks so much,
    Brian Mackay
    Email: bmackay62 @ (remove spaces)

  4. Dear Chris,
    The Sherman House Museum in Lancaster,Ohio, birthplace of General William T. Sherman is sponsoring a Civil War symposium on September 28 and 29. You have been recommended as a speaker on General Meade. Please, contact me at your earliest opportunity to discuss details.
    Thank you very much!

  5. Steve Usler says:

    Mr. Mackowski,
    You spoke this past week at our Civil War Rountable and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for an outstanding presentation. Your knowlege and enthusiasm made for a wonderful evening.
    Thanks again
    Steve Usler

  6. Barry McGhan says:

    Reviewed your link to photos of flooding in Fredericksburg. They all seemed to have the same description. Were any taken of “Franklin’s Crossing” (aka The Bend)? Can you give me a clue as to who might know the history of flooding at this location?

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