Doug Crenshaw is a volunteer for the Richmond National Battlefield Park and a member of the Richmond Civil War Roundtable. He speaks, presents, and leads tours of the battle. His book, Fort Harrison and The Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, was nominated in the nonfiction category for a Library of Virginia Literary award. He has also written The Battle of Glendale: Robert E. Lee’s Lost Opportunity. By day, he is a strategic IT sourcing manager who has studied history at Randolph-Macon College and the University of Richmond.
Doug is a descendant of the Sydnor family that lived at Beaver Dam Creek during that battle and the Binford family that lived behind the Malvern Hill battlefield.
Doug is author of a companion volume to this book, also part of the Emerging Civil War Series, that focuses on the 1862 Peninsula Campaign that preceded the Seven Days.