Kristopher D. White

Paris Notre Dame 2Kristopher White is the co-founder of Emerging Civil War. He is also a historian for the Penn-Trafford Recreation Board and a continuing education instructor for the Community College of Allegheny County near Pittsburgh, PA. White is a graduate of Norwich University with a M.A. in Military History, as well as a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History. For nearly five years he served as a staff military historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. For a short time he was a member of the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides at Gettysburg.

He serves as the chief historian of Emerging Civil War and the Emerging Civil War Series. White is also the co-editor of the Engaging the Civil War Series, which is a partnership between Southern Illinois University Press and Emerging Civil War. He also is the editor of the revamped Civil War Regiments Series, which offers balanced, in-depth military coverage of all theaters of the American Civil War. The series is a joint venture between Savas Beatie, LLC, and Emerging Civil War.

Kris has spoken to more than sixty roundtables and historical societies and is the author and co-author of numerous articles that have appeared in America’s Civil War, Blue & Gray Magazine, Hallowed Ground Magazine, and Civil War Times.

Publications:

Emerging Civil War Series (author):

Don’t Give an Inch: The Second Day at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski and Daniel T. Davis. Savas Beatie. (July 2016)
Fight Like the Devil: The First Day at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski and Daniel T. Davis. Savas Beatie. (May 2015)

That Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy, May 1-5, 1863. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski. Savas Beatie. (August 2014)

A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8-21, 1864. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski. Savas Beatie. (May 2013)

The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson: The Mortal Wounding of the Confederacy’s Greatest Icon—and the Birth of Its Greatest Legend. Co-authored with Kristopher D. White. Savas Beatie. (April 2013)

Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski. Savas Beatie. (December 2012)

Emerging Civil War Series (historical content editor):

Davis, Daniel T. and Greenwalt, Philip. Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26-June 5, 1864. Chris Mackowski, editor. Savas Beatie. (May 2014)

Davis, Daniel T. and Greenwalt, Philip. Bloody Autumn: The 1864 Valley Campaign. Chris Mackowski, editor. Savas Beatie. (January 2014)

Dunkerly, Robert M., Pfanz, Donald C., and Ruth, David R. No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign. Chris Mackowski, editor. Savas Beatie. (April 2014)

White, William Lee. Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 19, 1863. Chris Mackowski, editor. Savas Beatie. (September 2013)

Other Books:

Chancellorsville’s Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church. Savas Beatie. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski. (May 2013) —finalist for the Army Historical Foundation’s 2013 Distinguished Book Award.

The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson. Thomas Publications. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski. Commissioned by the National Park Service. (July 2009)

Articles:

“How in the World Did They Shoot Jackson?: It’s difficult now to imagine just what went wrong at Chancellorsville.” America’s Civil War, May 2013 (cover story). Co-authored with Chris Mackowski.

“Before the Slaughter: How the Confederate Delaying Action in the Streets of Fredericksburg Set the Stage for the Bloodbath to Follow.” Hallowed Ground, November 2012. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski.

“Spotsylvania Courthouse, May 13-21, 1864.” Blue & Gray, Spring 2011. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski.

“Second-Guessing Dick Ewell: Why didn’t the Confederate general take Cemetery Hill on July 1, 1863?” Civil War Times, August 2010. (Cover story) Co-authored with Chris Mackowski .

“The Battle of the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania Courthouse.” Blue & Gray, Summer 2009. (Publication of the article coincided with the 145th anniversary of the battle.) Co-authored with Chris Mackowski.

“Burnside at Fredericksburg.” Armchair General, Spring 2009. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski.

“Forgotten Casualty: James Longstreet Wounded in the Wilderness.” America’s Civil War, May 2009. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski .

“The Wilderness Battlefield: A Field Guide.” Civil War Times, April 2009. Co-authored with Chris Mackowski .

Mackowski, Chris and White, Kristopher D. “From Foxcroft to Fredericksburg: Captain Sewell Gray of the 6th Maine Infantry.” Fredericksburg History & Biography, vol.8, Dec. 2008. (refereed)

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