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Sponsored by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Area Battlefields
|6901 Meeting St., Spotsylvania, VA 22553|
|Hours: 5:30PM - 9PM|
|Admission Fee: $20 per person with pre-registration and $25 at the door|
The 2nd Battle of Fredericksburg and Salem Church
Chris Mackowski is an associate professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University. He also works as a historian for the National Park Service at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, where he gives tours at four major Civil War battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania), as well as at the building where Stonewall Jackson died. He’s the author of books on the battles of Wilderness and Chancellorsville, and with Kris White, co-author of The Last Days of Stonewall Jacksonand monograph-length articles on Spotsylvania. Mackowski and White have also written for Civil War Times,America’s Civil War, and Blue& Gray. Chris is co-founder of http://emergingcivilwar.com/
Kristopher White is 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 MA in Military History, as well as a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a BA in History. For five years he served as a staff military historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, where he still volunteers his services. For a short time he was a member of the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides at Gettysburg. Over the past seven years, he has spoken to more than 40 roundtables and historical societies. He is the author and co-author of numerous articles that have appeared in America’s Civil War, Blue and Gray,Civil War Times, and Armchair General. White co-authored The Last Days of Stonewall Jacksonwith longtime friend Chris Mackowski. The two have authored numerous articles together and are currently working on a book-length study of the Second Battle of Fredericksburg and Salem Church. Kris is co-founder of http://emergingcivilwar.com/
Daniel T. Davis graduated from Longwood University with a B.A. in Public History in 2005. He worked for five years as a historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Appomattox Court House National Historic Site. Dan currently resides in Vienna, VA with his wife and their beagle mix, Bayla.
John Cummings is a native of Northern Virginia with a life long interest in the American Civil War nurtured by frequent visits to the Manassas battlefield in his youth. Since moving to Spotsylvania County in 1999 he has authored numerous articles for local and national publications in addition to two books on the Spotsylvania region, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Court House, and Spotsylvania County, both published by Arcadia. John currently serves as Chairman of the Friends of the Fredericksburg Area Battlefields, was founder and Director of the Spotsylvania Battlefield Education Association, and was a former Chairman of the Spotsylvania Courthouse Tourism and Special Events Commission. He served as an historical consultant for the former Federal Hill Foundation and provided historical advice on two documentary films and has appeared as a talking head in one about Sgt Richard Kirkland, http://www.theangelmovie.com/. John provides battlefield guide services, and research assistance, for visitors tracing their ancestors experiences on the local battles. Visit his blog at Spotsylvania Civil War Blog.