Robert K. Krick was born in California, and has been responsible for the preservation of several battlefields in Virginia for over 30 years. He is the author of more than a dozen books and over one hundred published articles. His Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain won the Douglas Southall Freeman Award for Best Book in Southern History and the 1991 Harwell Book Award. As an author/consultant, he has collaborated on several civil war documentary films.
Krick was chief historian of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park for 30 years before his retirement in 2011. Krick began his
National Park Service career at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, and then supervised Fort Necessity in Pennsylvania before coming to Fredericksburg.
Widely regarded as the top historian in modern times on the Army of Northern Virginia and the foremost authority on Chancellorsville, Krick is also a popular lecturer and battlefield tour guide.