Gregg Clemmer is a native of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and a graduate of Virginia Tech with a master's degree in military history from Norwich University in Vermont. A writer and historian of eclectic interests, Gregg thrives on connecting the obscure with the notable, chronicling obscure historic incidents into the relevant fabric of modern America, reminding us of the history we have forgotten. He is an eloquent speaker and a gifted storyteller, leads Smithsonian cave and battlefield tours, and has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, and CBS Radio.
Gregg pursued Maj. Gen. Ed Johnson's never-told, extraordinary story despite colleagues' warnings of little original source material. His diligent research over a dozen years discovered two notable caches of Johnson letters and a treasure trove of primary records. His resultant biography, Old Alleghany: The Life and Wars of General Ed Johnson is the definitive history of the man and won the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award in 2005.
Gregg is the author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles and among his five books is the acclaimed Valor in Gray: The Recipients of the Confederate Medal of Honor. His first novel, A Turn For Home, has recently been released.