John Pagano was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in the Hudson Valley. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York at New Paltz. He began doing living history and historical site interpretation as a teenager, and, following college, divided his time between museums and traditional classroom instruction. John has authored more than a dozen articles on the Civil War soldier, and has served as a military advisor, combat choreographer or historical consultant on more than 40 films and documentaries. Most recently, he worked at Pamplin Historical Park, Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, Ga., before becoming the director of interpretation at Henricus Historical Park in Chester, Va. Pagano and his wife, Victoria, live in the historic Nathaniel Enroughty home on Trust-owned property at the Fist Deep Bottom Battlefield.
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