Ted Alexander is a native Mississippian who has spent much of his life in Maryland where he served as chief historian at the Antietam National Battlefield for more than 26 years. Ted is the author of The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day. He is the author, editor or contributor to 10 books on the Civil War and other aspects of American History. Ted is also the author of more than 200 articles and book reviews for
publications such as Civil War Times, Blue and Gray, North and South and the Washington Times. Ted has a BA in history from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MA in history from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Ted is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam, where he served a tour and a half and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V. He is the founder and coordinator of the very popular Chambersburg Civil War Seminars. Through these events, Ted has been instrumental in helping to raise more than $150,000 for battlefield preservation. He also served as a consultant for the HBO miniseries To Appomattox.
Besides Civil War History Ted enjoys Westerns and is an avid fan of Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.