Ryan Quint

A Maine native, Ryan Quint is a Park Guide at the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. He formerly worked at the Richmond National Battlefield Park, Colonial Williamsburg, and the George Washington Foundation.  Ryan has a history degree from the University of Mary Washington.

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

Monocacy: The Battle that Saved Washington
In the summer of 1864, approximately 15,000 Confederate soldiers under the command of Lt. Gen. Jubal Early marched nearly unopposed through the Shenandoah Valley and crossed the Potomac River in a third invasion of the war. While Federal high command dismissed the movement out of hand, Early’s men got closer and closer to the unprotected gates of Washington D.C. And the, on July 9, along the banks of the Monocacy River, Early’s men ran up against a patched-together force led by Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace. Wallace’s stand at the Monocacy delayed Early enough that the engagement came to be known as ‘The Battle that Saved Washington.’ The battle of Monocacy is a story of drama and high stakes that saw the Confederate forces get to the gates of the nation’s capital.

The Battle of Dranesville: December 20, 1861
This talk examines the little-known battle of Dranesville that took place in the closing days of the war’s first year. A Federal victory at the end of an otherwise atrocious 1861, the battle of Dranesville buoyed Union morale and embarrassed J.E.B. Stuart. The talk provides the backdrop of why the battle was fought, and examines some of the stories of those who found themselves locked in combat.

Confederates in Maine: The Battle of Portland Harbor
Tells the story of a daring raid that brought a Confederate commerce raider all the way up the east coast and into Maine’s largest city.

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Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864 (Savas Beatie, 2017)

“The Hero of Little Round Top?” in Don’t Give an Inch: The Second Day at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 by Chris Mackowski, Kristopher D. White and Daniel T. Davis (Savas Beatie 2016)

“It’s Griffin, Not Gregg: Cracks in the Army of the Potomac’s High Command” in Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-7 1864, by Chris Mackowski (Savas Beatie 2016)

“Jackson’s Flank Attack Reconsidered.” That Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy, May 1-4, 1863 by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White. Savas Beatie, 2014.

“Pipe Creek Line.” Fight Like the Devil: Fight Like the Devil: The First Day at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, by Chris Mackowski, Daniel Davis, and Kristopher D. White. Savas Beatie, 2015.

“Ambrose Burnside, the Ninth Army Corps, and the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House,” The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era: Vol. 5, Article 7., 2015.