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One Continuous Fight
The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863

About the Authors

EricEric J. Wittenberg is an accomplished American Civil War cavalry historian and author. An attorney in Ohio, Wittenberg has authored over a dozen books on Civil War cavalry subjects, as well as more than two dozen articles in popular magazines such as North&South, Blue & Gray, Civil War Times Illustrated, Hallowed Ground, America's Civil War, and Gettysburg Magazine. His first book, Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions (Thomas Publications, Gettysburg Pa, 1998) won the prestigious 1998 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award as that year's best new work interpreting the Battle of Gettysburg. His most recent book is Rush's Lancers: The Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War (Westholme, 2006), and his biography of Ulric Dahlgren will be published by Edinborough Publishing in the spring of 2009.  Wittenberg is a favored speaker at Civil War Roundtables, and conducts tours of cavalry battlefields and related sites. He was instrumental in saving important battlefield land at Trevilian Station, Virginia, and wrote the text for the historical waysides located there. He lives in Columbus with his wife Susan and their beloved dogs. Wittenberg is the CEO of Ironclad Publishing Inc.

JDJ. David Petruzzi is a noted American Civil War cavalry historian and author. Petruzzi wrote the historical text for one of the U.S. Army's recruiting pieces for modern armored cavalry. An insurance broker in Pennsylvania, Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg, co-authored with Wittenberg, was Petruzzi's first published book. He is the author of several magazine articles on cavalry subjects, notably for America's Civil War. He also has authored articles for Blue&Gray, Civil War Times, and Gettysburg Magazine. Petruzzi speaks at Civil War Roundtables, conducts living history programs as a cavalry officer, and gives tours of cavalry battlefields and related sites. He has also been both a Confederate and Federal re-enactor for many years, and has appeared as a main character in two Civil War documentary movies. He lives in Brockway with his wife Karen. Petruzzi is a partner in, and the Marketing Director for, Ironclad Publishing, Inc.

Michael Michael Nugent is a retired US Army Armored Cavalry Officer and the proud descendant of a Civil War Cavalry veteran.  A long time student of the Gettysburg Campaign, he has previously written for several military publications including Armor magazine.  Nugent does presentations on Civil War Cavalry for history students at the elementary school, high school and college level and, with co-author J.D. Petruzzi, regularly conducts Cavalry living history presentations on the Gettysburg battlefield. He is also a guide at the Pejepscot Historical Society’s “Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum” in Brunswick, Maine.  Nugent is active in the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and in several historical societies, roundtable groups and veterans organizations.  He lives in Wells, Maine with his wife Diane and daughters Ana and Tasha.
Wittenberg and Petruzzi are currently working on a three-volume study of the Federal and Confederate cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign, slated to be published by Savas Beatie LLC.

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