Eric J. Wittenberg is an accomplished American Civil War cavalry historian and author. An attorney in Ohio, Eric has authored, co-authored, or edited more than a dozen books on Civil War cavalry subjects, including The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads and the Civil War’s Final Campaign (Savas Beatie, 2006), Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg (Savas Beatie, 2006), One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 (Savas Beatie, 2008), and Gettysburg’s Forgotten Cavalry Actions: Farnsworth’s Charge, South Cavalry Field, and the Battle of Fairfield, July 3, 1863 (Savas Beatie, 2011), and his most recent, “The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg. A History and Walking Tour (Savas Beatie, 2014). Eric has also penned dozens of articles in popular magazines such as North & South, Blue & Gray, America’s Civil War, and Gettysburg Magazine.
A favorite speaker at Civil War Roundtables, Eric enjoys conducting 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 wayside markers located there. Eric lives in Columbus with his wife Susan and their beloved dogs.