Speaker: Scott Mingus
Title: "Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Gordon Expedition, June 1863"
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012
The definitive account of the movements of Jubal Early's division of the Army of Northern Virginia through south-central Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg Campaign, including the "first" battle of Gettysburg on June 26, the raids on Hanover and Hanover Junction, the surrender of York, and the burning of the strategically critical Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (the world's longest wooden covered bridge).
Scott L. Mingus, Sr. is a product development director and executive in the paper and printing industry, as well as a published American Civil War author with several books to his credit. He is a frequent public speaker at professional events, as well as within the Civil War community. He is a member of the York County Civil War Roundtable and the Johnny Reb Gaming Society.
Speaker: John A. Marx, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired
Title: "The General and the Private"
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
John Marx served in the U.S. Army for thirty years, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 2003. During his post graduate education at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), he became interested in the career of Brevet Major General Galusha Pennypacker, the major character portrayed in a John Paul Strain painting, Landing at Fort Fisher. The ICAF class of 1995 commissioned the painting and selected the topic. As the committee historian, Col. Marx employed his life-long lover of Civil War history to determine the man and the unit contributing the most to the successful capture of Fort Fisher. Beginning with the basic facts, Col. Marx became well versed in every aspect of Galusha's life. Later, after a visit to Pennypacker Mills, he expanded his interest to include Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker, Galusha's cousin and contemporary. His presentation, "The General and the Private" will explore both men's Civil War experience.
A native of Beaver Falls, PA, Colonel Marx holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the University of Scranton and a MS in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University. He and his wife, Rayann, have two sons and five grandchildren.