About the Author

(courtesy of Kristen Pawlak)
Kevin Pawlak is the Director of Education for the Mosby Heritage Area Association and serves as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam National Battlefield. He graduated from Shepherd University in 2014, majoring in History with a concentration in Civil War and 19th Century America and minoring in Historic Preservation.  Kevin previously worked at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.  He is on the Board of Directors for the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, and the Friends of the Ball's Bluff Battlefield. He is also a regular contributor to the Emerging Civil War online blog. 

Pawlak, Kevin R. Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2015.

Orrison, Robert, and Kevin R. Pawlak. To Hazard All: A Guide to the Maryland Campaign, 1862. El Dorado Hills, CA: Savas Beatie, 2018.

Articles and Essays
Pawlak, Kevin. "Take a Seat at a Civil War Roundtable." The Valley Revue, February 2017.

Pawlak, Kevin. Review of Decision at Tom's Brook: George Custer, Thomas Rosser, and the Joy of the FightJournal of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era 1 (2018): 97-99.

Pawlak, Kevin. "'The Heavyest Blow Yet Given the Confederacy': The Emancipation Proclamation Changes the Civil War." In Turning Points of the American Civil War, edited by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White, 80-101. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2018.

Pawlak, Kevin R. Voices of the Maryland Campaign. Emerging Civil War, 2018. Amazon Kindle.

Pawlak, Kevin. Review of Death, Disease, and Life at War: The Civil War Letters of Surgeon James D. Benton, 111th and 98th New York Infantry Regiments, 1862-1865, Civil War Monitor, 8/8/2018, https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/blog/loperfido-ed-death-disease-and-life-at-war-2018.

Notable Presentations
2017-"Water to his Front, water to his Rear": Robert E. Lee Defends the Confederate High Water Mark at Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862," Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA (view the presentation courtesy of CSPAN)

2017-"'Under Such Adverse Circumstances': The Federal Army's High Command in the Maryland Campaign," 20th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War, Middleburg, VA  



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