I’m Harry Smeltzer, host of Bull Runnings. I live just outside Pittsburgh, and was born and raised here in Southwestern PA. I earned an undergraduate degree at The Pennsylvania State University and a graduate degree at the Katz School of the University of Pittsburgh. Neither sheepskin is in history or any art. Therefore I don’t call myself a historian, just as I don’t call myself a doctor, lawyer, or plumber (though I’ve demonstrated competency in certain aspects of those professions). I’ve been published in the journal Civil War History, The Civil War Monitor, Civil War Times, and America’s Civil War. I was a Contributing Writer for America’s Civil War and am a Digital History Advisor for The Civil War Monitor. I am Vice-President of the board of directors of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation and edit our newsletter. I’ve presented programs on Bull Run related topics to organizations in five states and the District of Columbia (if you’re interested in having me present to your group, go here). I’m available to lead tours of the battlefield of First Bull Run. I’ve been hosting Bull Runnings since November 2006.