Patrick A. Schroeder has an M.A. in Civil War History from Virginia Tech and a B.S. in Historical Park Administration from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV. A resident of Lynchburg, VA, Schroeder has worked as an independent researcher, author, historian, and tour guide. From 1986 to 1993, he was a seasonal living history interpreter at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Later, he was employed at Red Hill, the Patrick Henry National Memorial. Since 2002, he has been serving as the Historian at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. He is the author of Thirty Myths About Lee’s Surrender, which is currently in its twelfth printing. He has also written, edited and/or contributed to more than twenty-five Civil War titles. In an effort to protect sites relevant to the Appomattox Campaign, Patrick has also set up the “Appomattox Fund” with the Civil War Trust, to save land important to the climatic events of April 1865.