Eric A. Lindblade was born and raised in North Carolina, and began his study of the Civil War after a trip to Gettysburg at the age of six. He attended East Carolina University and is the owner of Ten Roads Publishing, LLC. In addition to his first book "Fight As Long As Possible: The Battle of Newport Barracks" he is the author and editor of "Down Here in this Bed of Secession: The Civil War Letters of Henry B. Rommel, United States Navy." His next book "The 26th North Carolina, 1861-1865: A Regimental History" is expected to be released in 2015. He is also beginning research on two future books, one a comprehensive history of the Civil War in Carteret County and the other a regimental history of the 1st North Carolina Volunteers. Lindblade currently lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with his wife Lindsey and their two cats and dog.