Eric J. Wittenberg is a Civil War historian. A native of southeastern Pennsylvania, he has been a student of the American Civil War for most of his life. Educated at Dickinson College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, he is the author (or co-author) of fifteen books on the Civil War and numerous articles. His specialty is Union cavalry operations in the Eastern Theater, with a special emphasis on the Gettysburg campaign. His first book, Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions, won the Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award as the best new work interpreting the Battle of Gettysburg of 1998. Other titles include Rush's Lancers: The Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War, One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 (with J. David Petruzzi and Michael F. Nugent), The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads and the Civil War's Last Campaign, and Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg (with J. David Petruzzi). He is a frequent lecturer and battlefield tour guide. Wittenberg is a lawyer in private practice. He and his wife Susan and their two golden retrievers live in Columbus, Ohio.
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