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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (Archivist); Penn State Harrisburg (PhD Candidate, ABD)
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Revolutionary War, family divisions, civil war, patriots, loyalists, neutrals, historical memory
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About Me

I have been a Research Historian at the US Army Heritage and Education Center since Sep 2018. Prior to that I worked in the USAHEC archives for approximately 10 years. In December 2019, I defended my dissertation “‘No More Striving of Brother against Brother’: Family Divisions and Historical Memory of the Revolutionary War.” I will graduate from Penn State Harrisburg’s American Studies program in May 2020.

I was awarded a fellowship at the Maryland Historical Society for my dissertation research. I also conducted archival research in Boston, Philadelphia, and Charleston (SC).

I am currently serving as the graduate student representative for the Society for Military History (SMH). I have presented at SMH, Fort Ticonderoga, and more.

Recent Publications

– “An ‘Inflexible Patriot’: Major James Armstrong Wilson and the Home  He Left Behind,” Cumberland County History, 2012. [available online:]

– “The Redoubts at Yorktown,” Military Heritage, Dec 2012.

– “Siege of Yorktown, September-October 1781,” Military History, Oct/Nov 2009.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, Family, Libraries & Archives, Military, Public History