Phill Greenwalt

Lead Editor at Emerging Revolutionary War

Phill Greenwalt, full-time contributor to Emerging Civil War and co-founder of Emerging Revolutionary War ( is currently the Program Manager for Interpretation and Education at Catoctin Mountain Park, a national park outside Frederick, Maryland. Prior to his current park, he spent six years as a Supervisory Park Ranger at Everglades National Park. He has also spent seven years as a historian with the National Park Service at George Washington Birthplace National Monument and Thomas Stone National Historic Site. He started with the National Park Service as a historical interpreter intern at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He has also had the honor to be on official details for the Sesquicentennial of the surrender at Appomattox Court House and the Bicentennial of the Battle of Fort McHenry and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

He is also the co-author of  Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, and Calamity in Carolina: The Battles of Averasboro and Bentonville   (all three with Daniel Davis). Davis). He has also contributed two books to the Emerging Revolutionary War Series. He authored The Winter That Won the War, The Winter Encampment at Valley Forge 1777-1778 and with Rob Orrison, he also co-authored A Single Blow, The Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Start of the American Revolution .

Phill is currently completing a graduate degree in International Affairs and Global Leadership from Arizona State University. He also graduated from George Mason University with a M.A. in American History after attaining a B.A. in history from Wheeling Jesuit University.

A full listing of Phill’s Emerging Civil War articles can be found here.

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Phill is also a member of the Emerging Civil War Speakers Bureau. His available presentations are listed below:

A Confederate Southwest Empire: The New Mexico Campaign of 1862
In early 1862, a Confederate force entered the territory of New Mexico with a goal of creating a Confederacy that stretched from “sea to shining sea.” Instead, this force met defeat at the Battle of Glorieta Pass in March 1862. This talk examines what happened in the American southwest and how the ripples of this campaign reverberated farther afield.

Floridians at Gettysburg; in Battle & Memory
An overview of this overlooked brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign and their march into memory of this pivotal engagement.

From Kriby’s Kingdom: Ramifications from the Trans-Mississippi in 1864
A look at the pivotal red River Campaign and how it affected both the Trans-Mississippi and events in the autumn of 1864 east of the Mississippi River.

From “Old Bald Head” to “Lee’s Bad Old Man”
A study of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia in 1864 and its ensuing experiences.

“If this Valley is Lost …”
Examining and comparing the 1862 and 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns.

A Nation Torn and A State Divided: Maryland in the First Two Years of the War
A discussion of Maryland, including the role and view of Baltimore, on the eve of the American Civil War and leading up to the pivotal battle of Antietam in September 1862.

Where the War was Lost: The Disastrous 1862-1863 Leadership of the Army of Tennessee
Examines how the Confederate army’s leadership mismanaged and ultimately lost the Confederate heartland and subsequently the war.

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  • A Single Blow: The Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Beginning of the American Revolution, April 19, 1775. Savas Beatie, 2018. (authored with Rob Orrison)
  • “A Near Disaster: The Wilson-Kautz Raid.” Civil War Times. February 2016. (co-authored with Daniel T. Davis)
  • “Shot Heard Around the World: The Battles of Lexington and Concord.” Hallowed Ground. Winter 2015. (co-authored with Rob Orrison)
  • Calamity in Carolina: The Battles of Averasboro and Bentonville. Savas Beatie, 2015. (co-authored with Daniel T. Davis)
  • Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor. Savas Beatie, 2014. (co-authored with Daniel T. Davis)
  • Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864.Savas Beatie, 2014. (co-authored with Daniel T. Davis)
  • “A Scary Sequel: The Battle and Ramifications of the Battle of Brawner’s Farm at Second Manassas.” Hallowed Ground. Summer 2012. (co-authored with Daniel T. Davis)