Eric J. Wittenberg is an award-winning Civil War historian, speaker and tour guide. A native of southeastern Pennsylvania, he has been hooked on the Civil War since a third-grade trip to Gettysburg. Wittenberg is deeply involved in battlefield preservation efforts with the Civil War Trust. He is a graduate of Dickinson College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is an attorney in private practice in Columbus, Ohio, where he resides with his wife Susan and their three golden retrievers.