About the Author

The author was born on the 14th of December 1962 and has been living in the state of Maryland since 1989. Hes been an avid student of the American Civil War for more than twenty years. Joining the United States Navy in June of 1981 he became a Yeoman stationed in San Diego, California and remained on active duty until 1989 when he re-enlisted in the Naval Reserve that fall. He was recalled back to active duty in December of 2001 where he was trained as a military policeman in the wake of 11 September and was stationed in Washington, DC until October 2003. He re-affiliated with the Naval Reserve for another year before retiring a First Class Yeoman in October of 2004