Patrick Schroeder will present Brian Pohanka's book, Vortex of Hell. (From the Civil War Trust:) Patrick Schroeder is a Civil War author and historian. He is the editor and publisher of Brian Pohanka's book, "Vortex of Hell." Patrick worked as a seasonal living history interpreter at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park while earning a B.S. in Historical Park Administration from Shepherd College. In 1993, he wrote "Thirty Myths About Lee’s Surrender," which is currently in its twelfth printing. His thesis for his M.A. in Civil War History from Virginia Tech formed his fourth book, "We Came To Fight: The History of the 5th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Duryee’s Zouaves (1863-1865)." Patrick has written, edited and/or contributed to more than twenty-five Civil War titles. Patrick resides in Lynchburg, VA, has served as the Historian at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park since 2002.