The Gettysburg Publishing Team

 

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Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins

Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins is a native New Yorker and has resided in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for over 15 years.  Ms. Loeffel-Atkins has worked as a freelance writer and photographer for a number of years and currently manages a military history bookstore in Gettysburg. Bernadette studies thanatology, genealogy and enjoys touring and photographing historic sites and old cemeteries.  She is also active with animal rights organizations.  Bernadette is currently on the Board Of Trustees at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Sue Boardman

Sue Boardman, a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide since 2000, is a two-time recipient of the Superintendent’s
Award for Excellence in Guiding. Beginning in 2004, Sue served as historical consultant for the Gettysburg Foundation
for the new museum project as well as for the massive project to conserve and restore the Gettysburg cyclorama. Sue currently serves as the Leadership Program Director for the Gettysburg Foundation.  Her program, In the Footsteps of Leaders has been well-received by corporate, non-profit and educational groups. Sue is a native of Danville, PA and an Honors Graduate from Penn State/Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing.  A 23 year career as an ER nurse preceded her career at Gettysburg.  Sue served as President of the historic Evergreen Cemetery Association as well as adjunct instructor for Harrisburg Area Community College and Susquehanna University.  Her articles have been published in several Civil War journals.

Dave Cleutz

David Cleutz is the pen name of David Clutz, a direct descendant of Liberty Hollinger, Samuel Forney, and Jacob Clutz. He is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Col. David Ireland Camp #137. He is also a member of the Binghamton Civil War Roundtable, the Adams County Historical Society (Gettysburg), and the Military Officers Association of America. A native of Mercersburg, PA his family rooted in the Gettysburg and Hanover PA area since 1740, Clutz now resides in Binghamton, NY. 

 A frequent lecturer, he is the recipient of the 2010
Award for Excellence in Promoting Local History from the Association of Professional Historians of New York State. Writing as David Cleutz, he is also the author of "War & Redemption -A Civil War Tale" and "Fields of Fame & Glory - Col. David Ireland and the 137th NYSV" - a regimental history. 

He is a graduate of The Mercersburg Academy, earned
engineering degrees from Case Institute of Technology (Case Western Reserve University) , and holds an MBA from Binghamton University.

The Gettysburg Publishing Team-Authors

Kevin Drake

In 1991,  I visited Gettysburg and that is how it all started.  I am the author of "Test Your Knowledge on the Battle Of Gettysburg" and co-authored "A Quiet Town No More."  In 2012, I founded Gettysburg Publishing LLC and forged such wonderful relationships with authors, historians and all those who have an interest in our nation's history. 

I am also the executive producer of a TV show called Connecticut at Arms.

I will always remember my grandparents who came to this country after WW I and became proud American citizens.  I was always told of the happiness and love they both had for their new country and how proud they were to become citizens; they had given me the inspiration to share our history with pride.  

 Gettysburg Publishing is proud to be involved with the welfare of our men and women in the Amed Forces, veterans, and with animal rescue organizations across the country.

Mark H. Dunkelman

The unique approach Mark H. Dunkelman has taken to the study of Civil War history dates from his childhood, when his father and aunt passed along stories and relics of their grandfather, with whom they had grown up on a farm in Cattaraugus County, New York. Those tales and mementoes of Corporal John Langhans of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry gripped Mark with a passion to learn more about his great-grandfather’s regiment that has never abated. During a lifetime of study, he has had the good fortune to connect with more than 1,200 descendants of members of the 154th New York. Since 1986 he has organized annual reunions of the descendants in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, where the regiment was raised. In 1996 he led them in raising funds and erecting a monument to their ancestors at Chancellorsville, Virginia, the 154th’s bloodiest battlefield. In five decades of work, Mark has located and copied more than 1,700 wartime letters, 27 diaries, portraits of more than 260 members of the regiment, and a great mass of other material. Those sources have served as the basis for six well-received books and dozens of articles he has written on various aspects of the 154th’s history. His work is preserved in a collection of regimental materials at St. Bonaventure University. In addition to Civil War history, Mark has had two other lifelong passionate pursuits. He plays pedal steel guitar and dobro and sings in a band, Clip Clop, which performs his own compositions. And since childhood he has created artwork. Gettysburg’s Coster Avenue: The Brickyard Fight and the Mural tells the story of his crowning artistic achievement: the large public artwork that stands next to the 154th New York’s Gettysburg monument. The Coster Avenue Mural depicts the regiment in action on the battle’s First Day, at the very site on which it occurred. 

Roy E. Frampton

Roy Frampton became a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park in 1968, only two weeks after his high school graduation. In the past 45 years, he has conducted over 12,000 tours of the Gettysburg battlefield. In addition, he is an ordained minister and a high school social studies teacher. He authored the book, “Lincoln & the Gettysburg National Cemetery,” and compiled the two volume research project, “The Inscriptions and Locations of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorials.” For over two decades, Roy has been investigating the lives of the Gettysburg Medal of Honor recipients, visiting almost all their grave sites and home towns. 

He and his wife, Lisa, have 8 children, and 13 grandchildren.


Steven A. Floyd

Steven Floyd first became interested in Civil War and Gettysburg history while reading National Geographic Magazine centennial articles as a boy.  Growing up in California he thought he would never have the opportunity to visit eastern Civil War battlefields or Gettysburg, yet now spends upwards of two weeks on the Gettysburg battlefield yearly.  After a 35-year career as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Steve in retirement spends time researching state libraries and archives for information on Gettysburg monuments and state monument commissions, seeking the thrill of discovery of heretofore unknown information.  

He is a member of various local Civil War roundtables, the Adams Country Historical Society and the National Museum of the Civil War in Harrisburg.   Steve lives in Gettysburg. 

Carolyn Ivanoff

Carolyn Ivanoff is an assistant principal at Shelton High School in Shelton Connecticut. Carolyn holds an M.A. in Education and a sixth-year degree in school administration.  Carolyn is a versatile, proficient educator with over 25 years of experience in a variety of educational settings in public schools, as an administrator, departmental chair, teacher leader, adult education, workplace environments, and software training for schools and industry.  In 2003, Carolyn was named Civil War  Trust’s Teacher of the Year.  in 2010 she was one of a panel of eight teachers who wrote the Civil War Trust's national Civil War curriculum.  She has been a speaker at the National Social Studies Conference in Washington, DC, and Boston, MA, the North East Regional Conference on the Social Studies (NERC) in Sturbridge, MA, the Kentucky Social Studies Council, the Civil War Trust's annual Teacher's Institute, as well as numerous State and local venues.  

As an educator and administrator Carolyn partners with teachers and community organizations on curriculum initiatives, writing, and presenting.   She is committed to partnering with, and collaborating with, community, state,  and national historical, preservation, and educational organizations to provide academic and civic involvement opportunities for students.  Carolyn develops, authors, and presents a variety of educational and professional development programs for schools and organizations.  She represents Shelton Schools as an ambassador to various community initiatives and serves as a resource for local history and education initiatives.  She is an educator committed to bringing history, social studies, and literacy programs beyond the classroom and into the community. In 2010, 2011 and 2013 the Connecticut League of History Organizations recognized the quality of educational programs with Awards of Merit.  In 2016 the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies honored her with the Bruce Fraiser Friend of the Social Studies award.



Phil Laino

Mr. Phil Laino is a well respected author and are we glad to have him here at Gettysburg Publishing.  Phil brings a vast amount of knowledge about the Battle of Gettysburg in his latest book " The Revised and Expanded Gettysburg Campaign Atlas".   Mr. Laino's first edition can be found in most Civil War collections and universities across this country and internationally, as well as many military institutions.  

 


Gerard E. Mayers

    

Gerard Mayers has been a life-long Civil War buff but credits both the Ken Burns mini-series The Civil War and the Ted Turner Pictures Gettysburg movie with rekindling his interest. The New Jersey native graduated from St. John’s University with degrees in both English and History (with Honors). He has been active with the Bucks County Civil War Roundtable (Doylestown, Pa.) where he is the program chairman for the organization, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of its Civil War Museum and Library. He currently is also involved with Civil War reenacting and living history; he belongs to Company C, 44th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry as a reenactor; as a living historian, he belongs to the Civil War Heritage Foundation. 

Mayers has written a historical fiction novel about the Confederate side of the September 1862 Maryland Campaign, culminating in the horror that was Antietam/Sharpsburg. Titled None But Heroes, the book is presently available on Amazon Kindle.  . Mayers’ maternal great-grandfather and great-granduncle (both of whom were Irish-Americans) served in New Jersey units during various periods of the Civil War. 

Scott L. Mingus, Sr.

    

Scott Mingus is a scientist and executive in the paper industry, and holds patents in self-adhesive postage stamps and bar code labels. The Ohio native graduated from the paper science and engineering program at Miami University. He was part of the research team that developed the first commercially successful self-adhesive U. S. postage stamps. 

The York, Pa., resident has written nineteen Civil War books. His biography of Confed- erate General William “Extra Billy” Smith won the 2013 Nathan Bedford Forrest Southern History Award and the Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Literary Award, and was nominated for the Virginia Literary Award for Non-Fiction. Mingus also wrote several articles for Get- tysburg Magazine. He also maintains a blog on the Civil War history of York County, PA (www.yorkblog.com/cannonball). He received the 2013 Heritage Profile Award from the York County Heritage Trust for his many contributions to local Civil War history. 

He also has written six scenario books on miniature wargaming and was elected to the hobby’s prestigious Legion of Honor. His great-great-grandfather Johnny Sisson was a 15-year-old drummer boy/rifleman in the 51st Ohio Infantry, and other family members fought in the Army of the Potomac at Antietam and Gettysburg. 

Joe Owen

Joe Owen is a National Park Ranger at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park in Johnson City, Texas. He is the co- author of "Texans at Gettysburg, Blood and Glory with Hood's Texas Brigade," and "Texans at Antietam: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862." He is an associate member of Hood’s Texas Brigade (Reactivated), Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association  and the Austin, Texas Civil War Round Table. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from East Central University located in Ada, Oklahoma. He is a United States Navy Veteran and currently resides in Blanco, Texas with his wife.


Kathryn Porch

Kathryn Porch is a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State.  Born and raised in Florida, Kathryn’s love for the Gettysburg battlefield led her to Gettysburg College where she graduated with a B.A. in English in 2002.  She worked several jobs just out of college but found her way back to Gettysburg as Operations Coordinator for the Gettysburg Foundation, where she was instrumental in the completion of the Museum and Visitor Center. In 2009, Kathryn joined the Department of State and to date has served diplomatic tours in Ghana and Kyrgyzstan.  

Patricia Rich

Patricia (Pat) Rich was raised in southern Maryland, on the outskirts of the nation’s capital, and just down the road from the Surratt House and Tavern. She developed an early interest in history which would eventually lead to her meeting and marrying her husband, a like-minded individual. Starting with a honeymoon in Gettysburg nearly 30 years ago, they have become regular visitors, spending many hours on the battlefield. It was during these visits that Pat began taking photographs and sharing them in forums and on social media. A graphic designer by trade, she created the Gettysburg Landscapes Calendar (now in its fifth year), showcasing battlefield scenery. Her calendar, photo prints, notecards, and other souvenirs are being sold in shops throughout town, including Gettysburg Publishing and More. Pat loves books, movies, and music, and touring and photographing historical locations. She currently resides in North Point, MD, an area rich in War of 1812 history, with her husband and two furry, feline children. 

Lisa Shower

I have been a lifelong American History buff with an emphasis on the American Civil War era. Due to growing up in close proximity to Gettysburg, (Reading/Berks County, PA) that battle became my focus. 

I studied for and passed the exam to become a Licensed Town Guide in May of 2006 and have been an active volunteer with Main Street Gettysburg, the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg, and the Adams County Historical Society.  I was employed at The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, MD, where I developed a specialty tour titled “Miracles Amidst the Firestorm” describing the contributions the Daughters of Charity made as nurses during the Civil War. The tour also covers the reaction the Sisters had to Union soldiers camped on their property during the last week of June of 1863, just days prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. Tours are also offered that delve into the rich history and legacy of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton an order of religious women she founded on the site in 1809.  I currently live in Gettysburg PA with my husband Rick and our  black lab/collie named Harley.  If I am not out participating in one of the above activities, you can usually find me at my home computer working on research related to various writing projects.


Cindy L. Small

Cindy L. Small was born and raised in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Communications/Journalism from Shippensburg University. She has held positions as a National Park Service Interpretive Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, and in the public relations and marketing fields at Gettysburg College, the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Gettysburg Hospital and Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She edited 16 Civil War books written by her late husband, GregoryA. Coco, as well as numerous historic articles for publication.  

James Smith II

James Smith first became interested in the Battle of Gettysburg on a family trip at the age of thirteen. Being raised in the state of Pennsylvania, it made it easy to commute to the location several times a year. With each time visited, the passion grew within this young man. Since then, he has become the lead historian of the Jefferson Township Historical Society and the curator of their museum. He spends much of his time researching the genealogy of the citizens of the township and creating a historical description of all its former citizens, while maintaining a strong emphasis on the Civil War in particular.     

In his spare time, he collects Civil War artifacts and continues to work on his own genealogy to this day. He enjoys being outdoors, giving lectures at local high schools about the war, and documenting historical occurrences that go on within the township.  He is currently working on his second and third books about the Battle of Gettysburg with Gettysburg Publishing.