Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mark St. John Erickson

I used his article on the Battle of Smithfield as a jumping off point for the Smith Briggs entries and have often come across articles by him in connection with the area around Newport News in Virginia, not just the Civil War, but he's written a whole lot about the War of 1812 in the area. This man knows his history. The Jan. 21, 2014, article in the Daily Press had a short biography on him which I'll write here. //// Mr. Erickson covers Hampton Roads history and museums for the Daily Press, has won 17 awards from the Virginia Preservation Association. He was born in Portsmouth and lived in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Yorktown and Williamsburg while growing up. He is the son of a Navy engineer and graduated York High School and the College of William and Mary. //// He currently resides in Hampton's Victoria Boulevard Historic District. //// Now, If I Was Still Working, I'd Sure Love His Job. --Old Secesh

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