Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., is a professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University. 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 House; Simply 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)