About the Author
Scott L. Mingus, Jr. is an adjunct faculty member on the teaching staff of Harrisburg Area Community College at various branch campus locations throughout south-central Pennsylvania. A native of northeastern Ohio, he has an undergraduate degree in history from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Master’s in History from Millersville University. He co-authored a chapter on the burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge for the book Flames Beyond Gettysburg, The Gordon Expedition, June 1863. He is married to Rebecca (Godbey) Mingus, and they have two sons. The Mingus family lives in Dover, Pennsylvania, not far from the site of J.E.B. Stuart’s major campsite on July 1, 1863 while the Battle of Gettysburg raged in the next county to the west. Dr. Thomas M. Mingus holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona, as well as a Master’s in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University. He double majored in History and Sport Management at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He took the photographs of various Civil War sites that appeared in the tour guide section of Flames Beyond Gettysburg, The Gordon Expedition, June 1863. He also authored a well received paper on the U.S. Rangers at Pont-du-Hoc during the Normandy Invasion and has been a frequent Civil War battlefield tramper and research assistant, as well as a published photographer.