Evan Portman has been passionate about history for as long as he can remember. He has enjoyed reading, writing, speaking, and learning about the Civil War ever since he took a trip to Gettysburg as a seven-year-old. Evan majored in history and secondary education at Saint Vincent College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Duquesne University.
After serving as an intern with the American Battlefield Trust education department, he now works as a video editor helping to create the Trust’s educational content. Evan enjoys speaking at a variety of Civil War roundtables and serves as a continuing education instructor for the Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission. In addition to Emerging Civil War, Evan also writes for the Westmoreland County Historical Society and the Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.
Evan’s research interests include German American, Catholic, and Pittsburgh connections to the Civil War. He now has his own YouTube channel dedicated to exploring lesser-known sites and of the Battle of Gettysburg.