Jon Tracey

Editorial Board Chairman

Jon Tracey is a public historian focused on soldier experience, medical care, memory, 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. Jon has worked extensively preserving and interpreting historic sites, including with the National Park Service. 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 is currently a Historian/Cultural Resource Program Manager and manages the ECW Editorial Board that reviews guest post submissions.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • “Benjamin Watkins Leigh, Johnson’s Division,” “James Bedell, 7th Michigan Cavalry,” and “Hannibal Howell, 76th New York,” Killed at Gettysburg
  • “The Utility of the Wounded: Circular No. 2, Camp Letterman, and Acceptance of Medical Dissection,” Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 9 (2019).
  • “Book Notes: James Hessler and Britt Isenberg, Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard,” in Gettysburg Magazine 63, July 2020.
  • “John Rankin, 27th Indiana: A Veteran’s Truth at Antietam and Gettysburg.” Recorded for CSPAN, March 27, 2021.
  • Contributor, The Summer of ’63 Gettysburg, Savas Beatie, 2021.
  • “A Man of Iron: Theodore Pease’s Medical Treatment and Resiliency.” Gettysburg Magazine 66, January 2022.
  • Co-Editor, Civil War Monuments and Memory, Savas Beatie, 2022.
  • “Antietam Artifacts: Reunion Ribbons of the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry.” Antietam Journal, forthcoming.
  • Co-Editor, The Civil War and Pop Culture, Savas Beatie, forthcoming.