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The following information follows the history of our owners and explains more about Schroeder Publications. Reach out to us to order books that enrich your knowledge of U.S. military history.

Patrick A. Schroeder

Civil War Author/Historian Patrick A. Schroeder was born in 1968, at Fort Belvoir, VA. Patrick attended Stuarts Draft High School in Augusta County, VA. In the spring of 1990, he graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Historical Park Administration from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV. He has an M.A. in Civil War History from Virginia Tech. From the summer of 1986-1993, Patrick worked as a seasonal living history interpreter at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. In 1993, he wrote "Thirty Myths About Lee's Surrender," which is currently in its twelfth printing. From 1994 - 1999, the author worked at Red Hill, the Patrick Henry National Memorial. From 1999 - 2002, Patrick was an independent researcher. Patrick is now the full-time Historian of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

Maria Dorsett Schroeder

Maria Dorsett Schroeder, Writer/Poet, Editor, and Graphic Design Artist, was born in 1973, in Roanoke, VA, and calls her home place Franklin County, Virginia. She attended Franklin County High School and attended Virginia Western Community College, graduating in 1994 with Office Systems Technology and Medical Secretary Associate degrees, and has continued her education at Central Virginia Community College and with other online courses. Maria met Patrick while he was working on his Master's thesis at Virginia Tech. The dissertation formed his fourth book, "We Came To Fight: The History of the 5th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Duryee's Zouaves (1863-1865)", 1998. Maria and Patrick married in June of 1994, and shortly after that, they founded Schroeder Publications. Maria now administers Schroeder Publications while homeschooling their two children and working full time in retail.

Schroeder Publications has edited and/or published over twenty-five Civil War titles, all of which are online in the website catalog. Patrick and Maria now reside in Lynchburg, VA.

Schroeder Publications has a passionate desire to preserve the stories of those heroic individuals that helped to shape our country as we know it today. Hope you enjoy your visit!

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