About Me

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Edward Alexander

I am a freelance cartographer and a contributing historian with the Emerging Civil War organization. My experience in public history includes work for Richmond National Battlefield Park and Pamplin Historical Park. Noticing a great need for updated visitor maps, I began experimenting with cartography. I combined my hands-on knowledge of the subject matter with an insatiable desire to learn new graphic design techniques. With an understanding of the details that battlefielders want to see, I began creating maps that have gone to print in books and articles and on brochures and wayside exhibits.


My own book, Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25-April 2, 1865, was published by Savas Beatie in 2015 and several of my articles have appeared in Hallowed Ground magazine. I continue to give historical lectures and battlefield tours on behalf of the Emerging Civil War Speakers Bureau. You can find my presentations at the 2016 and 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposiums on C-Span’s American History TV. I am a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A., History, 2009) and currently reside in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

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