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Kent Masterson Brown

Kent Masterson Brown is an attorney based in Lexington, Ky. He is the author of many acclaimed books including: The Civil War in Kentucky: Battle for the Bluegrass State and Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics and the Pennsylvania Campaign. His 1993 book, Cushing of Gettysburg: The Story of a Union Artillery Commander was used as the basis for the posthumous award of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing by President Obama. As President and Content Developer for Witnessing History, LLC, Brown has written, hosted and produced a number of DVD documentaries, including Unsung Hero: The Horse in the Civil War, which won a Telly award and was nominated for an Emmy Award. He was the first chairman of both the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission, appointed by President George Herbert Walker Bush, and the Perryville Battlefield Commission. He served on the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Board of Directors of the Gettysburg Foundation, and is currently the President of the Kentucky Civil War Roundtable.

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