Symposium Spotlight: Jon Tracey

Welcome to the first installment of our 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight Series! Each week we will introduce you to each of our outstanding speakers that will be presenting at the Eighth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium August 5 – 7, 2022. Today we introduce you to Jon Tracey.

Jon Tracey is ECW’s Editorial Board Chairman. He is a public historian focused on soldier experience, medical care, and veteran life in the Civil War era. He holds a BA in History from Gettysburg College with minors in Public History and Civil War Era Studies and an MA from West Virginia University in Public History with a Certificate in Cultural Resource Management. Previously, he worked several seasons with the National Park Service, including three summers at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Most of his recent research focuses on either the complex topic of historical memory of the Civil War or Camp Letterman General Hospital, the largest hospital in the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. He currently serves as a Historian/Cultural Resource Program Manager for the National Park Service.

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