A Hedgesville, WV native, Steve French is an nationally-known expert on Confederate guerrilla warfare. He is the author of the multiple-award winning Imboden’s Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign along with Rebel Chronicles: Raiders, Scouts and Train Robbers of the Upper-Potomac, and the recently released, critically acclaimed Phantoms of the South Fork: Captain McNeill and his Rangers. He is also the editor of Four Years Along the Tilhance: The Diary of Elisha Manor. The author of more than 100 historical articles, his stories have appeared in numerous publications including The Washington Times, Gettysburg Magazine, and Crossfire: The Magazine of the American Civil War Round Table U.K. French’s writing awards include The 2008 Bachelder-Coddington Award, the 2009 Gettysburg Civil War Round Table Book Award, the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, and the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table’s 2016 Henry Kyd Douglas Award.
Chris Craig is a part-time school teacher, a certified park guide for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and a volunteer hike leader. He has been a resident of Harpers Ferry since 2005 and is active in various community, trail, and environmental organizations.
Though you will rarely find his name as a published author, Mike Musick is one of the nation’s greatest authorities on the American Civil War and an unsung hero of modern Civil War scholarship. Mike is now retired from a 35 year career at the National Archives and Records Administration where he served as the Subject Area Expert in the Civil War. His invisible hand has helped to shape leading scholarship in Civil War history for many years and leading historians have all acknowledged in invaluable help and guidance in navigating overwhelming archival materials. Mike has also been an indispensable force in the success of the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table for many years and we are incredibly grateful for his support.
Ed Wheeless is a software engineer for the US Navy. He lives in Harpers Ferry and currently serves on the Town Council and the Harpers Ferry Park Association board.